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Ticket Information: South Shields vs Forest Green Rovers

Tickets for the Emirates FA Cup first round tie between South Shields and Forest Green Rovers are set to go on sale.

The match, which has been selected for live coverage on BBC One, will kick-off at 12pm on Saturday, November 5th.

It is set to be one of the most significant days in the club’s modern history and tickets are expected to be in demand.

Season ticket holders will receive a priority period, which begins at 12pm on Monday, October 24th. Tickets will be purchasable online by clicking here.

Those who purchased a ticket for the Scunthorpe United match in the previous round will also have a priority period, between 12pm and 2pm, and 6pm to 8pm, on Wednesday.

These tickets will be available to buy in person only, from turnstiles 1 and 2. This is because of the complexity involved with setting up such a system of priority online, and due to the fact our small and hard-working office team are likely to be extremely stretched during this time. Supporters are asked to bring a ticket stub from the Scunthorpe match, or a proof of purchase on their phone, while season ticket holders will also be able to purchase tickets during this period in person should they wish.

We envisage that all supporters who would like a ticket will be able to secure one after the general sale period begins at 12pm on Thursday.

So, to recap:

Monday, October 24, 12pm: Tickets made available to season ticket holders online

Wednesday, October 26, 12-2pm and 6-8pm: Tickets available to purchase in person only by those who bought a ticket for the Scunthorpe match, and season ticket holders

Thursday, October 27, 12pm: Any remaining tickets are placed on general sale

Forest Green supporters will receive a separate link from which to purchase tickets, with the two sets of supporters to be segregated.

Discussions have taken place over recent days regarding ticket pricing for this fixture, as an agreement from both clubs is required for Emirates FA Cup matches.

The following prices have been agreed:


Adults £15

Students, over-65s, disabled supporters £10

Under-16s £6


Adults £17

Students, over-65s, disabled supporters £12

Under-16s £8

Hospitality, meanwhile, can be purchased in the Shipley Heating Lounge, priced at £45, with a £10 reduction for South Shields season ticket holders. This includes a breakfast-style two-course meal, premium seating in the new stand and a match programme.

If your child would like to be a mascot – and potentially feature live on the BBC! – this is priced at £50 and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book either of the above packages, please send an email to

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