Community Shield Ticket Details
- Fri 20 Jul 2012, 11:18AM
- Posted by Chris Eccles
City will be participating in the season’s traditional curtain-raiser, the FA Community Shield, sponsored by McDonalds on Sunday 12th August, kick-off 1:30pm.
This time around the Blues will be competing as Barclays Premier League Champions when they take on FA Cup Winners Chelsea at Villa Park.
Tickets will go on sale to 2012/13 Platinum and Gold Members with 8,500 loyalty points or more from 9am on Thursday 19th July over the phone at 0161 444 1894 (option 1) and via the website at www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets
Please note that the Clubs allocation of visually impaired and walking ambulant tickets for the Community Shield has sold out. Visually impaired and walking ambulant supporters who qualify and wish to purchase tickets will now need to do so at the full prevailing rate for themselves and any assistants.
The club has received an allocation of 13,700 tickets across the Trinity Road Stand and North Stand and Doug Ellis Stand of Villa Park (see Stadium Plan).
Five categories of match ticket are available to purchase, priced as follows:
Category 1: £45 (Adult), £35 (Under 16 & Over 65)
Category 2: £35 (Adult), £25 (Under 16 & Over 65)
Category 3: £25 (Adult - Limited Availability), £15 (Under 16 & Over 65 - Limited Availability)
Category 4: £20 (Adult), £10 (Under 16 & Over 65)
Disabled: £20 (plus free Assistant)
N.B. There are a small number of restricted view tickets available in each category which will qualify for a £5 reduction on the above prices. Supporters will be advised at the point of sale if they are purchasing a restricted view seat.
Tickets will be made available to Membership holders based on their loyalty point status as of Monday 16th July 2012, by which time supporters who have renewed their membership for the 2012/13 season will have had all associated loyalty points applied to their account.
Supporters can check their loyalty point status by logging into their account via the website.
Tickets are strictly limited and will be available on a one ticket per qualifying supporter basis. Tickets are non-transferable. If the supporter number used is that of an adult, then only an adult ticket may be purchased. This also applies to under 16s and over 65s. All supporters entering the Stadium must be in possession of a valid ticket.
PLEASE NOTE, TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE* OR COLLECT ‘IN PERSON’ AT THE STADIUM TICKET OFFICE FOR THIS MATCH
*With the exception of Disabled wheelchair users who will be able to purchase and collect from the ticket office.
Subject to availability, tickets will be available by telephone on 0161 444 1894 (option 1 – lines open 24 hours) and online at www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets for supporters that meet the criteria below.
Tickets purchased over the telephone will be subject to a £2.50 booking fee per ticket and all tickets will be despatched via post and sent to the registered address of the purchasing supporter.
Supporters purchasing online will need to have a valid email address which is already registered with the Club and a valid SUPPORTER NUMBER before they can log into their account via the website.
If any supporter has forgotten their password, they will have the option to request a new password which will be sent to their registered email address. If you do not have a registered email address, please contact Supporter Services on 0161 444 1894 (option 1 then 3) or email email@example.com.
Supporter Services and the Ticket Office are open Monday – Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm, (Closed Sunday)
Tickets will be made available to Platinum/Gold Members as follows;
8,500 loyalty points or more: 9am Thursday 19 July
7,500 loyalty points or more: 9am Friday 20 July
7,000 loyalty points or more: 9am Saturday 21 July
6,500 loyalty points or more: 9am Monday 23 July
6,000 loyalty points or more: 9am Tuesday 24 July
5,750 loyalty points or more: 9am Wednesday 25th July
Should any tickets remain; further selling criteria will be announced. 20 loyalty points will be awarded for this match. 40 loyalty points will be awarded to Platinum Members.
The following groups will receive an allocation of tickets for this match: Supporters, Seasonal Hospitality Supporters, Owner, Board of Directors, Football Management, Players, Club Officials and Staff, Former Players, Club Partners and the MCFC Supporters Club.
Superbia Members need not apply as tickets for all games in which the Club participates are included in their membership. Superbia members will be contacted shortly.
Buying tickets for other supporters
It is important to note that supporters wishing to sit together in a group can only purchase together when all Membership holders within the group are eligible to purchase in their own right with the requisite number of loyalty points.
In order for supporters to purchase match tickets together when purchasing online, they must all be connected via the ‘Friends & Family’ option. This will be displayed once a supporter has signed into their account.
To purchase tickets on behalf of other supporters, the buying supporter must be in possession of each of the respective supporter’s details at the time of booking and be prepared to answer a number of security questions relating to each of the card holders including date of birth and postcode.
Junior Membership holders
We appreciate that there may be a significant difference in loyalty points between junior supporters (under the age of 16) and their parent(s) or guardian(s). A limited allocation of tickets will be made available to City Kicks Platinum/Gold Members for purchase together with a qualifying adult Membership holder.
At the point where the adult qualifies, they can also purchase up to two junior tickets regardless of the junior’s loyalty point status. Please note, this option is only available to supporters purchasing over the phone and all juniors must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).
Once this limited allocation has been sold, no further tickets will be available and all junior Members must then qualify in their own right to purchase a ticket.
The Club has received an allocation of 15 wheelchair spaces with provision for a free assistant.
The Clubs allocation of visually impaired and walking ambulant tickets for the Community Shield has now sold out. Visually impaired and walking ambulant supporters who qualify and wish to purchase tickets will now need to do so at the full prevailing rate for themselves and any assistants.
Disabled Platinum/Gold Members who require a wheelchair bay should telephone 0161 444 1894 (option 1, option 1, option 1) through to disabled tickets.
Visually impaired and walking ambulant supporters who meet all the necessary qualifying criteria should telephone 0161 444 1894 (option 1, option 1, option 2) through to match tickets.
Please note that disabled tickets are not available to purchase online.
A range of hospitality packages are available, offering you the chance to enjoy the game in style.
Prices start from £200 per person (plus VAT)
More information and booking details can be found on the Aston Villa website.
Please note these hospitality packages are booked directly with Aston Villa and all bookings are subject to the terms & conditions of Aston Villa Football Club.
Official Travel Partner Thomas Cook Sport has a coach travel package available for the trip to Villa Park.
Rules and Regulations
Tickets for this match are sold subject to the acceptance of The Football Association Conditions of Issue, the Club’s 2012/13 Membership Terms and Conditions and the Ground Regulations of Aston Villa Football Club.