Bromley P-P Aldershot Town - Bromley sincerely apologise to fans' for late postponement and offer reduced admission for re-arranged game
Bromley – Aldershot Town
|Location||Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent BR2 9EF|
BROMLEY P-P ALDERSHOT TOWN
Vanarama National League
Tuesday 21st November 2017
Stephen McCartney reports from Hayes Lane
Tonight’s Vanarama National League game between Bromley and Aldershot Town was postponed 13 minutes before the scheduled kick-off.
The entire stadium at Hayes Lane (floodlighting and building lighting) was plunged into darkness 30 minutes before the scheduled start while both teams were warming up ahead of the game between seventh-placed Bromley and fifth-placed Aldershot.
Referee Carl Brook called a halt to proceedings as a power outage forced the late postponement and the match has been re-arranged for net Tuesday, 28 November (19:45).
“Due to a power outage which has caused damage beyond our repair tonight’s match with Aldershot Town has been called off. We can only apologise for the inconvenience caused,” said a Bromley statement.
“Please keep hold of any tickets you have for the rescheduled fixture.”
Bromley issued a further statement late on Wednesday afternoon.
“Bromley Football Club would like to sincerely apologise to all those affected by last night’s postponement.
“We fully appreciate the efforts and journeys made by both Bromley and Aldershot supporters to see their sides in action and apologise for the inconvenience caused.
“The club would like to pass on its thanks to of all those in attendance for their co-operation during the evacuation process.
“The club lost power to the entire stadium at 7:14pm. The club have an onsite electrician at all home matches and the club began the process of surveying the damage and finding the cause of the fault. Once the electrical fault was discovered it was deemed to be beyond repair on the night of the game and the decision was made with the match referee to postpone the game.
“The match has been rearranged for next Tuesday, 28th November. Tickets for the original match remain valid and can be presented on arrival for entry next Tuesday.
“As part of the club’s apology ticket holders (Bromley and Aldershot fans) will receive a £5 refund on production of their ticket at the turnstiles on Tuesday night as and we have amended our admission prices to the below for the rearranged game:
- Adult: £10.00
- Concessions (Over 65’s & Students** over 21): £5.00
- Armed Forces, NHS/Emergency Services & Football League Season Ticket Holders*: £5
- Under 16’s & Students** aged 16-21 yrs: FREE
- Under 16’s go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult
*Employers ID / Valid in date Football League Season Ticket required on entry
**Proof of age AND Valid Student ID required on entry
“Our thanks again to Aldershot Town and The National League for their support in helping us rearrange the fixture so quickly.
“Bromley supporters unable to make the rearranged date can gain a refund by presenting their dated ticket to the club office (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm). Aldershot Town supporters unable to make the rearranged date can also gain a refund by presenting their dated ticket to the Aldershot club office.”
Referee: Mr Carl Brook (St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex)
Assistants: Mr Dean Skipper (Rainham, Essex) & Mr Anthony Pope (Braintree, Essex)
Fourth Official: Mr Tom Fell (Tooting, London SW17)
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