The Inver Reds are back at Inver Park tonight as we welcome Coleraine in the Sports Direct Premiership. Kick-off is at the slightly later time of 8pm due to the Christmas Lights switch-on in the town centre.
Supporters are advised to read the below information before making the trip to Inver Park this evening.
Tickets for tonight’s game remain available to purchase for supporters here.
Home supporters have the option of watching the game from the Landmark Underwriting Main Stand, Terrace, and the ClubSport NI Church End, and are encouraged to purchase tickets at the earliest opportunity to avoid missing out on your preferred area of the stadium.
Supporters will be able to purchase match tickets on their way to Inver at our recently opened pop-up Christmas shop at 1A Upper Main Street. There will also be a cash gate within the stadium for those who have not purchased a ticket. Admission prices are set at £13 for adults, £9 for concessions and £2 for Primary School ages.
Away supporters will be situated in the P&O Ferries and Larne Port McKay Stand for tonight’s game. A cash gate will be in operation at the away entrance to the ground on the Church Road.
Supporters who have purchased tickets for the Landmark Underwriting Main Stand and Terrace areas of Inver Park will be able to enter the stadium via the turnstiles in the main car park as normal.
If you have purchased a ticket for the ClubSport NI Church End, you will be able to access your seat via the normal entry point just before the Agnew Lounge.
Away supporters, who will be housed in the P&O Ferries and Larne Port McKay Stand, will need to enter the stadium via the Church Road entrance.
All supporters should be aware that there will be disruption getting to Inver Park due to the Christmas Lights switch-on in the town centre.
Access to Inver Park via Pound Street and Bridge Street will be impacted with diversionary routes in place. The police are recommending that as many supporters as possible park in the Riverdale and Laharna Retail Park facilities, both of which are just a short walk to the ground.
Anyone needing vehicular access to Inver Park during the closure (of High Street) should exit the A8 at Circular Road, travel along Circular Road, Glynn Road and onto Inver Road. Police will support the Traffic Management Plan at the Inver Road / Station Road / Glynn Road junction to facilitate the flow of traffic towards the stadium.
WHAT’S AVAILABLE AT INVER
1889 Sports & Social Club will be open from 5pm ahead of the game tonight for supporters wishing to enjoy a few pre-match drinks. The new outdoor bar in the fanzone will be in operation for tonight’s game and will serve a range of drink options, including draught beer. Supporters who have a smartcard will be able to use this within both 1889 Sports and Social Club and the outdoor bar in the fanzone.
Before the match, supporters can enjoy a Q&A with a player in 1889 Sports and Social Club talking about the match and the season so far, led by Joel Neill.
Representatives from Carma Coffee will be on the ground throughout the game, encouraging supporters to download their app and get a free coffee from our machine in the terrace!
After the game, a new artist will be making his 1889 debut with David Marken Music taking to the stage to provide the entertainment once the action on the pitch has come to an end.
Catering vans serving hot food and drinks will be accessible in both the main car park and the P&O Ferries and Larne Port McKay before and during today’s game. Our tea and coffee kiosk in the main car park will also be open as normal.
Supporters are to be aware that due to limited spaces, the car park within Inver Park will not be open to supporters attending the game.
For those driving to the game, we highly recommend you to use the nearby parking facilities at Laharna Retail Park and Riverdale due to the traffic restrictions in the town on the night, both of which are just a short walk to the stadium.
We would also like to remind supporters to be mindful and aware of residents who live just outside the stadium and to not block access to private properties when parking your car within this area.
THE INVER REDS
Tiernan Lynch’s side came from 1-0 down last week to secure a huge three points in a 2-1 victory at Windsor Park against Linfield.
With Linfield not in action this weekend, the Invermen will be looking to increase the pressure on the league leaders by cutting the gap at the top to just two points with a victory at Inver Park.
Joe Thomson was on the scoresheet again at Windsor Park, taking his tally for the season to nine in all competitions and continuing his fantastic form in midfield for the Inver Reds.
Coleraine come into tonight’s game on the back of a 0-0 draw with Glentoran at the Coleraine Showgrounds on Monday night.
The result saw Oran Kearney’s side remain 6th in the Sports Direct Premiership standings and the Bannsiders will come to Inver Park looking for three points to start climbing up the standings.
Former Larne player Conor McKendry will return from suspension after missing out on Monday night. The forward will most likely go straight in to the starting eleven given his strong early season form.