Another bumper crowd looks assured when a Manchester United Xl visit The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday, but Altrincham are also hoping for a healthy turnout two days earlier after organising an open event for supporters at the ground.
The event on Thursday afternoon features a host of attractions, with players gathering for the official team photo and being on hand to sign autographs and a wide range of merchandise available for purchase in the Sponsors’ Lounge, where the bar will be open for refreshments.
Afternoon tea will be served to business club members in the Sponsors’ Lounge from 3pm, while supporters are cordially invited to attend from 4pm until the event finishes two hours later at 6pm.
It promises to be an interesting and entertaining afternoon, a chance to not only see the team photo being taken out on the pitch but browse the club’s eye-catching stock of items, including clothing and replica kit, over a drink from the bar.
Players will be happy to sign autographs and interact with supporters, and there will also be the opportunity to buy match tickets and season tickets.
Entry is free of charge via gate four, and there is no need to book. Supporters can turn up anytime after 4pm and be assured of the warmest of welcomes as well as a close-up of Phil Parkinson and Alty’s first-ever full-time squad posing for the camera, plus a range of merchandise that very much mirrors the club's newly-acquired professional status.
Business club members can access the Sponsors’ Lounge from 3pm and, don’t forget, the event draws to a close at 6pm. The club hope to see as many of you there as possible on Thursday.