As part of the celebrations, the club is welcoming representatives from local organisations including Bermondsey Community Kitchen and Cherry Garden School. Local businesses including The Body Tonic Clinic and Canada Water based Metro Village are supporting the event which will be attended by The Mayor of Southwark.
On the day, to encourage a community atmosphere, SE16 residents (with proof of address) will be permitted entry for half of the usual price, meaning Adults can watch the game for just £3.50, with Over 60s and Students getting in for £2. This offer is also open to Premiership and Football League club season ticket holders (on presentation of season ticket). Usual entry prices are £7 for adults and £4 for Concessions.
Ahead of the event, Club Secretary Ian Murphy commented “As we edge ever closer to moving back to SE16, it is important that we engage with our community and that we show local residents what we are all about so they feel they want to come and support their club”.
Gates will open for supporters at 1.30pm on the day but there will be a Meet and Greet session with senior club officials in the stadium’s bar area from 12.30.