Mansfield Town welcome Hull City to One Call Stadium on Saturday 20 July for their second pre-season friendly against Championship opposition this week. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the match…
It was revealed by manager John Dempster that midfielder Willem Tomlinson sustained minor knee ligament damage in Wednesday's pre-season friendly against Blackburn, and will therefore be sidelined for approximately four weeks.
The Stags will be without forwards Craig Davies and Jordan Graham for the match, while goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik, a long-term absentee due to an ACL injury suffered last season, will also miss out.
Young defender Noah Stokes will be absent from the squad after dislocating his knee last Thursday during our away match against Bradford Park Avenue.
The Tigers will be without defender Angus MacDonald, who has not featured for Hull in over ten months, after being sidelined with a blood clot in his calf last November.
Last time out, the Stags displayed a spirited performance against Blackburn Rovers, with the visitors winning by a 3-1 scoreline at One Call Stadium on Wednesday evening.
In the two matches that preceded the amber and blue’s match with Rovers, 4-2 and 1-0 victories were earned away at Bradford Park Avenue and Alfreton Town, respectively.
Grant McCann’s Hull have played three games in pre-season to date; a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient, a 2-1 win over Lincoln Red Imps, and more recently, a convincing 3-0 victory over Grimsby Town.
We last faced the Tigers in a pre-season friendly at One Call Stadium in July 2016. The Stags displayed a battling performance against the then-Premier League side, losing by a narrow 1-0 scoreline on a sweltering summer’s day.
The referee for Saturday’s game will be Michael Salisbury, assisted by Mark Jones and David Plowright. The fourth official will be David Hunt.
Mr. Salisbury took charge of our play-off semi-final second leg clash against Newport County in May.
Tickets for the match are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (under-18 and 65+), and can be purchased at no further price increase up until kick-off on matchday.
Tickets for the match are available to purchase online via stagstickets.co.uk, at the ticket office on Quarry Lane, or by calling the office on 01623 482 482.
Please note that tickets for our friendly against Hull are only available in the upper and lower tiers of the Ian Greaves Stand.
The newly-refurbished Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen will open at 9am, serving all-you-can-eat breakfast for just £4.75 until 11am.
Following this, the bar will not serve food from its main menu, but a selection of matchday food will be available from 12pm.
The bar will begin to serve food from its main menu after the full-time whistle.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available for both home and away supporters, and the bar is located at the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand.
The bar will remain open until 11pm after the match.
Supporters should note that the Kevin Bird Suite will not be open for Saturday’s friendly.
Supporters will also be able to purchase the special poster edition of our new-look matchday programme The Stag for just £1.50 prior to all of our home pre-season friendlies.
On one side of the fold-out poster our fixtures for the 2019-20 season are listed, with notes from manager John Dempster and chairman John Radford overleaf, along with opposition content on Blackburn Rovers, Hull City and Nottingham Forest.
The Stag can be purchased from the merchandise stand near Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen, our matchday kiosks, or any mobile programme vendor around One Call Stadium.
Car parking is severely restricted at One Call Stadium and works on a first come, first served basis. All reserved car parking spaces are within the location of the Ian Greaves Stand car park.
Matchday parking costs £5 per car. Please note that the car park shuts 30 minutes prior to kick-off due to safety regulations.
The following sites, owned by Mansfield District Council and with easy access to One Call Stadium are Grove Street, Victoria Street, Garden Road and Church Lane.
Charges are as follows:
Grove St 50p/hr
Victoria St 50p/hr
Garden Rd 50p/hr
Church Lane 80p/hr
All of the above pay and display surface level car parks offer cashless parking via RingGo as an additional way to pay.
Every car park has a unique code so people can either pay over the phone, by text, online or by using a free smartphone app.
Details of how to do this are displayed in each car park. Information about all Mansfield District Council car parks can be found at www.mansfield.gov.uk/carparks.
Where do I go when I get to One Call Stadium?
If you are a hospitality guest, please enter the stadium via the brown double doors to the rear of the Ian Greaves Stand, which is the entrance to our hospitality suites.
The doors are located to the left of the white merchandise stall outside Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen, backing onto the main car park and sign-posted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'.
Members of the media are asked to also head to the entrance to our hospitality suites, where our media steward will provide you with the necessary accreditation.
The required entrance is located to the left of the merchandise stall outside Sandy’s Bar & Kitchen and signposted 'The Kevin Bird Suite'.
If you need to collect tickets, please head to the main ticket office on Quarry Lane. For ticket purchases, please visit the matchday ticket office, adjacent to the Quarry Lane Stand, around the corner from the main ticket office.
The Ian Greaves Stand is the main stand at One Call Stadium, which backs onto the main car park.
Away supporters are housed in the North Stand, which can be accessed via Portland Retail Park. Please note: there is no matchday parking at the retail park.
Can’t make it to the game? iFollow Stags subscribers based in and outside the UK can watch the match LIVE - with commentary - by logging in to mansfieldtown.net/ifollow.
You can also follow the action live via our Twitter match updates, which can be found here.
A report of the match will be published on the club website following the full-time whistle, and post-match reaction will be available to view on mansfieldtown.net and iFollow Stags.
Supporters who are blind or visually impaired can take advantage of our fantastic free audio descriptive commentary service.
Provided by Alan March Sport, supporters can listen to commentary from trained audio description broadcasters.
To take advantage of this free service, please visit the entrance to the Kevin Bird Suite at One Call Stadium after 6pm on Wednesday.
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