Friday nights are back at Inver Park as Larne take on Linfield in a big Sports Direct Premiership encounter!
Supporters are advised to read the information in our Match Guide before making the trip to Inver for this evening’s 7.45pm kick-off.
TICKET & TV INFORMATION
Tickets for tonight’s game remain available to purchase for home supporters from the Larne Academy of Sport until 4pm.
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.
Match tickets will also be available to purchase at Inver Park ahead of kick-off to home supporters only. You can get yours upon arrival at our Club Shop from 6.45pm. Admission prices are set at £13 for adults, £9 for concessions and £2 for Primary School ages.
Please note that the P&O Ferries and Larne Port McKay Stand, where tonight’s away supporters will be situated, has completely sold out.
Tonight’s game will be shown live on BBC2 Northern Ireland.
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.
WHAT’S AVAILABLE AT INVER
1889 Sports & Social Club will be open from the earlier time of 5pm this evening ahead of the game for supporters wishing to enjoy a few pre-match drinks. A happy hour promotion will run from opening time until 7pm, where you will be able to purchase four bottles of either Coors, Budweiser or Corona for just £10.
Before the match, supporters can enjoy a Q&A with a player from Tiernan Lynch’s first team squad in 1889 Sports and Social Club talking about the match and the season so far, led by Joel Neill. Once the game is over, DJ Ging will be playing a live DJ set in 1889 to keep the party going.
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.
As part of expanding our overall matchday experience to supporters, NI Clasico will have a stall in the fanzone marquee from 6.30pm tonight. A full range of retro shirts and artwork will be available for supporters to purchase!
PDP FUNDRAISING SHIRT SWAP
Our Professional Development Phase sides have been fundraising over the last couple of months to raise funds for their teams to travel across to Liverpool to take on English academy sides in November.
As their fundraising comes to an end, they will be hosting a Shirt Swap raffle at tonight’s game, giving supporters the opportunity to win a 2023/24 home shirt signed by the first team squad for just £1.
You will be able to find the roaming sellers around the stadium before kick-off.
Supporters are asked to be aware that due to limited spaces, the car park within Inver Park will not be open to supporters.
For those driving to the game, parking facilities are available in nearby areas including Laharna Retail Park and Riverdale, both of which are just a short walk to the stadium.
Please note that the car park at the cenotaph will be used to facilitate away supporters buses for tonight’s game.
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
Unbeaten in the Sports Direct Premiership so far and having defeated tonight’s opposition in the Co. Antrim Shield just over a week ago, the Invermen will no doubt have confidence coming into tonight’s game.
The Invermen have played three games at Inver Park so far this campaign, scoring eleven goals and keeping two clean sheets in the process.
New loan signing Ilijah Paul is still awaiting the relevant clearances before making his debut for the Inver Reds.
Linfield come into tonight’s game after picking up 16 points from a possible 18 so far in the Sports Direct Premiership.
Chris McKee has started the season in fine form, scoring five goals in the Sports Direct Premiership so far, making him the league’s top goalscorer.