Mansfield Town call on fans to keep Chesterfield Trophy tie trouble-free

Mansfield Town fans celebrate after Calvin Andrew puts them ahead in the local derby at the Proact Stadium by Tina Jenner Chesterfield  v Mansfield Town
Mansfield Town fans celebrate after Calvin Andrew puts them ahead in the local derby at the Proact Stadium by Tina Jenner Chesterfield v Mansfield Town
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Mansfield Town Football Club have issued a statement reminding supporters of the club’s ticketing policy and warned everyone to behave ahead of next Tuesday’s local derby against local rivals Chesterfield in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Second Round (7.45pm).

With feelings between the two clubs still running high from last weekend’s 1-0 Mansfield victory away to an unbeaten Chesterfield, the Stags are keen to make sure the night runs smoothly and trouble-free.

After police advice, the deadline for ticket sales at One Call Stadium is 4pm on the day of the game. There will be no tickets for sale after this point.

The match is all-ticket and there will be no cash turnstiles in operation at One Call Stadium on the night. All spectators must be in possession of a valid match ticket before entering the stadium. Allocated seating is also in operation.

Tickets are currently on general sale for Stags’ supporters and can be purchased at the ticket office, priced £15 adults, £10 concessions and £5 for seven to 16-year-olds.

Children aged six and under are admitted free of charge, on the provision that they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Home fans are reminded that the H Block in Ian Greaves Lower Tier is designated as the club’s family area.

Chesterfield’s allocation of tickets for the North Stand have now sold out and visiting fans without a valid match ticket must not travel to the stadium.

Home supporters should be aware that there will be no access to the ground via Portland Retail Park for this game and should enter the ground via Quarry Lane.

A Mansfield Town club spokesman said: “We know that the overwhelming majority of supporters attending the match will behave responsibly and enjoy themselves.

“We would like to assure supporters that we will take firm action against anyone whose inappropriate behaviour threatens to spoil the occasion for the vast majority of law-abiding and well behaved fans.”

In conjunction with Nottinghamshire Police, the club have said they will take a zero-tolerance approach on potential pitch incursions.

A club spokesman added: “Supporters are to be aware that it is an arrestable offence to incur on to the pitch.

“We understand that this match is a passionate fixture, but would warn fans against pitch incursion as this will result in their arrest by the police and a banning order issued by the club.”