Marine launch virtual match ticket for FA Cup game
Marine AFC have launched a brand new virtual match ticket for their FA Cup game against Tottenham Hotspur which will now have to take place behind closed doors due to the latest changes meaning they are in a tier 3 area.
The club are now looking to recoup some of the £120k that they have missed out on from ticket sales and sponsorships. Every virtual ticket bought will be entered into a raffle with a number of prizes available including being a manager for a Marine friendly a signed Marine shirt plus others.
The club said "
Yesterday we received the devastating news that the Merseyside region would be placed into Tier 3. This has now forced our once in a lifetime FA Cup game at The Marine Travel Arena v Spurs to be played behind closed doors.
Our loyal fans have not been able to attend our Emirates FA Cup ties against Chester, Colchester United, Havant & Waterlooville and now Spurs with all games played with no fans.
It means too, the inability to attend 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 4 people in Liverpool including hotel and Marine match tickets
– 2 x Marine season tickets
– Signed Marine shirt
With this support, our magical FA Cup run will hopefully allow us to secure our future for years to come."