Arnold: “Make the most of Member Pre-Sale!”

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Graham Arnold has called on Mariners Members to snap up tickets for their family and friends during the exclusive Member pre-sale period for the Club’s highly anticipated Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Round 1 clash with Western Sydney Wanderers at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday 12 October.

Central Coast Mariners Head Coach Graham Arnold has called on Mariners Members to snap up tickets for their family and friends during the exclusive Member pre-sale period for the Club-s highly anticipated Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Round 1 clash with Western Sydney Wanderers at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday 12 October.

From 9:00am on Friday 13 September until 5:00pm on Tuesday 17 September Mariners Members will be able to access up to four additional tickets per Member for the clash between Arnold-s champions and Tony Popovic-s challengers.

Moreover, the Club-s junior Mariners Mates Members will be able to purchase up to four additional tickets from 9:00am on Wednesday 18 September to 5:00pm on Thursday 19 September, before tickets go on sale to the Football Family and General Public at 9:00am on Friday 20 September.

“We have no doubt that our Round 1 game against Wanderers will be a sell-out,” Arnold said. “Our administration team have worked with Ticketek to provide our supporters with every opportunity to secure a seat for this game, and now we need our Members to encourage their family and friends to come along and purchase tickets on their behalf.”

“The hype surrounding this fixture leading into the game will be enormous, but we need our Members to act during the forthcoming windows to ensure Bluetongue Stadium is predominately filled with yellow and navy come Round 1,” he said.

In addition to the Member pre-sale periods, the Mariners have put some 1,000 seats on hold for fans yet to become Club Members for the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season.

Central Coast Mariners majority owner, Mr Michael Charlesworth, said this plan will enable supporters considering Membership to jump on board for the season, however he implored fans to act soon to avoid the potential disappointment of missing Round 1.

“Any Member who joins after our next 1,000 Memberships are sold and Bluetongue Stadium is sold out for Round 1 may miss out on the Wanderers game, which would be a dreadful shame,” Charlesworth said.

“We encourage anyone thinking about becoming a Member to pick up the phone and call our Member hotline on 1300 767 442 or visit www.ccmariners-memberships.com.au as soon as possible so they-re not only ready for Round 1, but get to enjoy all the benefits of being a Mariners Member.”

Currently, Central Coast Mariners have 4,032 Members committed for their Championship defence - a 15 per cent increase on the 3,501 Members who signed up last campaign.

The Club is targeting 5,000 Members for season nine of Australia-s top flight, and Charlesworth believes the goal is achievable.

“We-re on the home straight in terms our Member target, and with a variety of Member options available and a part-payment plan system in place, fans should find Membership to not only be a rewarding experience but financially affordable too.”

“Fans keen to secure their seat for Round 1 can even buy a three or six game Membership ensuring their cost is kept to a minimum but they still get to be part of the excitement of our first fixture,” he said.