The following message with regards to the chance to win the right to buy a pair of tickets for the Carabao Cup final is written by Neil Le Millere on behalf of Exeter City Supporters' Trust and club.
After the second semi-final legs we now know the teams involved in the EFL Cup final will be Chelsea and Manchester City, on February 24, with kick-off at 4.30pm.
We, the club, hope to receive 12 tickets which we will be in six pairs as last year.
We don’t have information on this year’s prices but last year there were four pairs at £100 a ticket (£200 for a pair), two pairs for each team, and two pairs at £120 a ticket (£240 for a pair) one pair for each team, but until they arrive we, as usual, won’t know if a) we have got our full allocation; and b) which teams the tickets will be for. If our specific request if filled then there will be tickets as detailed above.
As usual three of these pairs will be passed to me for the usual 'right to buy' draw amongst Exeter City Supporters' Trust members, but again until the tickets arrive we won’t know what tickets will be passed to the Trust.
Therefore please feel free to apply now but first read all the blurb below.
The Trust and club are delighted to announce that once again we will hopefully have three pairs of EFL Cup Final tickets on offer for Trust members to buy.
As a English Football League Club, ECFC automatically enter the EFL Cup, and this entitles the club to purchase a number of tickets for the final. This year we hope to have six tickets for each team (the seats are normally on the side near the halfway line). These will be, as always, some of the best seats available and well worth the extra expense.
At most clubs these are normally passed out or sold to directors, management or members of the playing staff, but ECFC are continuing the policy of splitting the allocation between the club and the Trust and this year we hopefully will have six tickets, available in three pairs for Trust members to buy.
We will not know which tickets we, the Trust have until they arrive.
Please note this match is subject to extra-time and penalties if the score remains even at full time. The match could therefore finish approximately one hour and 45 mins after kick off (if completed in 'normal' time), two hours and 20 mins after kick off (if extra time is played) or up to two hours and 50 mins after kick off (if extra time and penalties are required).
You can only wear appropriate colours for whichever area you take tickets for. No colours from other teams, even our own, are allowed. However normally, whilst not wearing their colours, you can [quietly] support the opposing team to the area you are in, as the area is normally friendly with supporters from various other teams in them as described above.
The other conditions that apply are that should you be successful you MUST use one yourself and then take whoever you like with you but you CANNOT take payment for the second ticket and you must sign a disclaimer covering these points when buying the tickets. A contract will be provided for signature.
Any questions just ask me. It is probably quickest to call but I will obviously attempt to answer e-mails as well.
If you wish to be entered for the draw for the right to buy one pair of tickets then please comply with the following instructions.
I am happy to receive applications by phone, in writing, or by e-mail to me using my normal contact details as listed below but these need to reach me by midnight on Wednesday, February 13. We will then announce the results as soon as possible after this in time for you to pick up your tickets from Reception at the home game versus Bury; for them to be posted out to you at your expense and risk; or for you or your representative to collect them from the club shop idc.
Once the winners are announced you will then need to collect the tickets from reception at St James Park; have them posted out at your own risk if you are unable to get down to the Park; or arrange alternative delivery methods such as my bringing them up to London for you to collect at a convenient location prior to the weekend of the game.
To apply you need to supply me with the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org and in this order please:
Priority Number [you must be a Trust member as at the date of this e-mail to be eligible to enter and this will be checked]*:
Home, Work, and mobile phone numbers*
Whether you want tickets at any price and for any team; or
Alternatively which pairs you wish to be entered for: Chelsea/Manchester City** £100 each (£200 in total); or Arsenal/Manchester City** £120 each (£240 in total)
NB if the prices differ from those above I will let you all know as soon as I receive details.
*These details should match those held on the Club/Trust database. You can check this by e-mailing email@example.com
**Delete as applicable.
See http://www.wembleystadium.com/events/2019/carabao-cup-final for full details about the Final.