MARINE FC’s once in a lifetime game at The Marine Travel Arena against Tottenham on Sunday, January 10 is now to be played behind closed doors after the Liverpool City Region went into Tier 3.
Before this the club had been allowed 500 fans into the ground.
A spokesman for the club said: “Our loyal fans have not been able to attend our Emirates FA Cup ties against Chester FC, Colchester Utd, Havant & Waterlooville and now Spurs with all games played with no fans.
“It means too, the loss of attending what is without doubt the most magical FA Cup tie ever with the likes of Harry Kane and Jose Mourinho visiting Marine. It also means we have now lost c. £100k in potential revenue which is a disastrous blow for our football club. This has been compounded by a sponsor pulling out of a £20k advertising package for the game.
“We appreciate it is a difficult time for everyone at the moment, but to help replace the lost revenue we have launched a virtual match ticket raffle for the match.
“The Marine barometer will try and fill our 3,185 capacity stadium, the Marine Travel Arena. A club like Marine lives for this type of FA Cup run that can make or break the club’s future.”
Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased from the following link: https://marinefc.ktckts.com
All ticket purchases will be entered into a raffle with the following prizes:
- Become manager of Marine for one full pre-season friendly next season
- 2 x weekenders for four people in Liverpool including hotel and Marine match tickets
- 2 x Marine season tickets
- Signed Marine shirt
The spokesman for Marine added: “With this support, our magical FA Cup run will hopefully allow us to secure our future for years to come. We can’t express our gratitude enough for the support we have received so far from across the footballing spectrum.”