Details of how match tickets will be purchased / allocated for members of the dover gooners
As you are all aware one of the advantages of being officially affiliated to Arsenal Football Club is that we are able to apply for match tickets 10 weeks before the game takes place, this is two weeks earlier than they go on sale to Silver membership holders.
The tickets have to be purchased by one nominated official via the box office, the nominated person for the Dover Gooners is Gary Cattermole. You cannot purchase tickets on an individual basis; they must be purchased in bulk. The box office has said that whilst they will do everything in their power to allocate us our requested number of tickets, they can make no guarantees.
Below is the proposed method of purchasing / allocating tickets for this season. These methods have been adapted from the methods used by another supporters club over a number of years.
1) SEASON TICKET HOLDERS (GOLD MEMBERS)
It will be assumed that you will be attending all home fixtures in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League. If you are unable to attend a home fixture please let either Mick Padfield or Gary Cattermole know and they will allocate your ticket to another member of the Dover Gooners.
If you wish to attend a Carling Cup home fixture please let Gary Cattermole know and he will apply to the box office, using the method outlined above.
2) SILVER MEMBERSHIP
Tickets for every home match will be applied for, on your behalf, using the membership numbers that you have supplied to the Dover Gooners, 10 weeks before any Premiership match is due to take place. In the case of the FA Cup or Champions League an application will be made immediately it is known the date to which tickets go on sale to normal Silver membership holders.
If you are unable to attend any game could you please let Gary Cattermole know, by e-mail, telephone or text and your tickets will then be allocated to members of the Dover Gooners who do not hold any form of membership and have expressed an interest in attending that specific fixture.
In the event that you cannot attend a home fixture and it is also known, in advance, that no other members of the Dover Gooners wish to attend this fixture, your membership number will not be used for that specific application.
If, after the application has been made, you suddenly find that you cannot attend a fixture, please let Gary Cattermole know and he will offer the ticket to other members of the Dover Gooners
In the case of Carling Cup tickets, it will be assumed that you do not require tickets, unless you specifically contact Gary Cattermole by e-mail, telephone or text. Again these applications will be made as soon as it is known what date the tickets go on sale to normal Silver membership holders.
The perceived advantage of this method is that it is hoped that your membership should be used for the vast majority of home games, thus maximising your chances of obtaining a ticket for any final that Arsenal may reach in the future.
Some supporter clubs add a small booking fee to the price of every ticket purchased on behalf of their members. The Dover Gooners will not be utilising this method, the only ‘add on’ to any ticket price will be an equal share of any administration fee charged by AFC, e.g. if the administration fee is £1 and we purchase 10 tickets an extra 10p will be added to the price of your ticket. Currently the only add on by Arsenal FC is 30p per ticket, which covers the cost of printing the paper tickets.
3) FAMILY ENCLOSURE MEMBERS, JUNIOR GUNNERS & CANNON CLUB MEMBERS
Due to the special guidelines in place, regarding tickets for these areas, Gary Cattermole will contact you, before an application is made, to see if you wish to attend any of the fixtures. If you are aware, in advance, of any fixture that you would like to attend could you please let him know.
4) NON MEMBERSHIP HOLDERS
If you are aware of any specific game that you would like to attend, please let Gary Cattermole know ASAP. If there are any spare tickets available for any game they will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to be considered for any spare tickets throughout the whole of the season please let Gary know and he will note you interest.
WOULD ANY MEMBER WISHING TO CONTACT GARY CATTERMOLE PLEASE DO SO BY E-MAIL, HIS ADDRESS IS email@example.com OR CALL HIM OR TEXT HIM ON 07977914384.