Mansfield Town have achieved 'family excellence status' this season, recognising the 'extraordinary quality of the family experience' the club provides, the EFL announced today.
The club has made it a priority to improve its family experience in recent seasons and is delighted to have been awarded this status by the EFL as a sign of our ongoing endeavours.
An adult and a child have been able to watch home games at One Call Stadium this season for just £18, or two adults and two children for just £36 - situated in our Family Area in the Ian Greaves Lower Tier.
Along with a host of activities and competitions to keep children entertained from 1.30pm onwards, the experience includes a visit from a player and a designated member of staff on hand to assist when required.
We also serve our much-loved Sammy's Meal Boxes on matchdays, which includes a hot snack of chicken nuggets or fish bites, crisps and a drink for just £3.
Operations director Tina Broughton: "The club has received much praise for its family area and we are delighted to receive this new status of excellence from the Football League.
"We are a family club and take real pride in welcoming everyone to One Call Stadium on home matchdays. Our aim is deliver the best matchday experience possible.
"Plans to enhance the family experience for next season are already underway and we should be in a position to reveal more on this soon."
EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “It is hugely encouraging to see the continuous development and improvement made by EFL Clubs in offering engaging match day experiences for families.
"For over a decade the EFL’s Family Excellence Scheme has helped to produce positive and impactful change across the leagues, helping to drive a real focus on match day entertainment, facilities and the overall experience on offer for families, and ultimately to assist in growing attendances.
“Its impact continues to be notable with several Clubs gaining strong industry-wide reputations for offering true family value and a consistently high level of service and innovation.
“The EFL will continue to work with Clubs to help drive change and support the continued effort to attract and retain future generations of supporters.
Congratulations to the Clubs that have achieved Family Excellence status and to those that have been awarded Gold status in its inaugural year.”