Wednesday 02nd July 2003

Tickets for life on sale at Margate
Margate Football Club is offering 100 life membership season tickets for deluxe seats in the main stand at their Hartsdown Park ground reports www.bbc.co.uk/kent/sport

The scheme has been launched to marl the start of the development of the club's ground which was essential for the team to play in the Nationwide Conference.

Supporters will have to pay £1,000 for the tickets but they will be able to watch matches for the rest of their lives.
Club chairman, Jim Parmenter said: "We have decided to initiate this scheme in celebration of our new development.
"We believe the limited availability will appeal to our regular fan base.  "As well as being extremely attractive financially, members will have their own deluxe seat in the main stand for life.  "Special events will be organised and holders will have absolute priority for their seats for cup games."

Plans for a new 6,000 seater stadium for the club at Hartsdown Park were given the go ahead in April.
The club needed to improve its playing surface and stadium to meet the league requirements by the start of next season.
The development will see a full sized grass pitch, an artificial pitch and car parking built.