Ticket deals, Lorne Street and more on agenda at Port Vale meeting


Supporters’ Club chairman Mark Porter has welcomed the ticket deal for key games as the Vale try to clinch a place in the play-off places.

Supporters who buy a ticket for the game against Crawley, on Saturday March 14, can get one for the Bradford game, on Tuesday March 17, for half price.

Vale boss John Askey believes six more wins, from Vale’s 11 remaining games, should be enough to earn a place in the play-offs. So, Vale are trying to boost attendances and build on the enthusiasm generated by a six-game unbeaten run that has moved Askey’s side to within goal difference of the top seven.

Porter said: “It’s a great idea, getting people behind the club.

“The support was incredible at Walsall on Saturday. Whoever would have thought 12 months ago the club would be in this situation. It’s amazing.”

Port Vale fans watch the 1-1 draw at home to Salford

Vale, who were backed by 2,307 fans in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Walsall, are averaging 4,847 for home games, up from 4,431 last season. They have also pulled in gates of more than 5,000 for five of their last six home games.

Meanwhile, chief executive Colin Garlick, left back Cristian Montano and head of commercial Richie Bates will be guests at this Thursday’s supporters’ club meeting, at Tommy Cheadle’s pub, on Hamil Road (7.30pm).

Porter added: “That just shows our good relationship with the football club. We will also be talking about our meeting with the club regarding fund-raising.”

The Supporters Club had talks with Vale directors last week to see if fans can fund-raise to help the new owners. 

Some supporters have suggested a campaign to fund a concourse in the unfinished part of the Lorne Street Stand, a project that could cost more than £100,000.

So, talks have taken place about whether that or other projects are a possibility.

Admission to Thursday’s meeting is free and all supporters are welcome.

Tickets for Vale’s two-match deal must be purchased at the same time. The offer is not available online.

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