it would be nice that our fans can get a good view of us locally, so please turn up as it’ll help Bromley and they will help us during the season, says Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew
BROMLEY have received a major cash boost ahead of their National League debut with confirmation that Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew will be sending his first team Premier League stars to Hayes Lane.
A crowd of 3,144 watched Bromley seal a 2-2 draw against League One neighbours Millwall on 14 July and a larger crowd is expected against the Eagles on Thursday, 30th July (19:45pm).
The two clubs were due to play each other the following night, although Crystal Palace were going to send an under 21 side and that fixture has been scrapped.
Bromley, who host League Two side Cambridge United at Hayes Lane today and then travel to Southern Counties East Football League side Beckenham Town on Monday night, have made Thursday’s game an ALL-TICKET affair.
Bromley have an excellent relationship with their Premier League neighbours as the Eagles’ ladies team play at Hayes Lane and one of the Palace directors, Gary Hillman, is also the chairman of tenants Cray Wanderers.
Pardew, 54, too, remembers his non-league roots, having played Isthmian League (Ryman League) football for Dulwich Hamlet between 1984-1986 before playing for then non-league side Yeovil Town, before signing for Crystal Palace in 1987, where he made 128 appearances during his four year spell at Selhurst Park, scoring 8 goals.
Pardew told www.cpfc.co.uk: “I’ve looked at the squad and we’ve got one or two slight little knocks but no serious injuries, we need to get some game time into some players.
“We probably didn’t have enough games to do that in, so I’ve decided to fit in another.
“I actually stole the game from our development side so we’ll take a first-team squad to Bromley on Thursday and give some game time to players like Wilfried Zaha and Marouane Chamakh who need it.
“It’ll be a good side and I thought it would be nice that our fans can get a good view of us locally, so please turn up as it’ll help Bromley and they will help us during the season.
“I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there and hopefully we’ll have a good attendance and a performance from ourselves to match.”
Excitement is building ahead of Bromley’s Vanarama National League debut against Wrexham at Hayes Lane on Saturday, 8 August.
Manager Mark Goldberg spoke of his “fulfilment” having guided the Kent club to their first league title since 1961, when his side defeated Weston-super-Mare 3-0 at Hayes Lane on 18 April 2015 to claim the Vanarama Conference South title for the first time.
When asked after his side’s 2-1 home defeat to Gillingham what it meant to him to win the league title, Goldberg said: “A great sense of fulfilment. It’s been a long time coming.
“The last couple of years, I’ve been ready to push on so it was a mixture of self-fulfilment and also a great achievement for the club as a whole and I feel the club’s ready.
“I’ve been a part of the club for many, many years and I’m so really pleased for everybody at the club.”
Bromley have confirmed ticket prices for the big local derby.
At present the game is ALL TICKET. Therefore tickets MUST be purchased in advance.
Bromley season ticket holders will NOT need to purchase a ticket and can simply enter as normal with their valid Bromley season ticket.
Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 0208 460 5291 on:
Friday 9am to 5pm
- Monday 9am to 9pm
- Tuesday 9am to 9pm
- Wednesday 9am to 6pm
All advanced tickets purchased by phone MUST be collected from the Hayes Lane club which will be open Sunday 10am to 9pm and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am to 9pm.
It will NOT be possible to pick up pre-purchased tickets on the day of the game.
Tickets can also purchased in person at the club on:
- Supporters attending the game today againt Cambridge United can purchase them from inside the stadium
- Sunday 10am to 9pm
- Monday 9am to 9pm
- Tuesday 9am to 9pm
- Wednesday 9am to 9pm
Admission Prices (Please note the kids go free offer is NOT valid for this game):
- Adults: £15
- OAPs 65 and over: £10
- Armed Forces, NHS and Emergency Services*: £10
- Students (16 years and over)**: £5
- Under 16’s: £5
- Premier League and Football League season ticket holders***: £10
*Employers ID required
**Valid student ID required
***Valid in date season ticket required on entry
Seating inside the stadium is unreserved and on a first come, first served basis. Seating is free of charge.
Parking at the stadium is charged at £2 with limited spaces available.
Please note: There is a £1 transaction fee on all credit / debit card payments.
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