Tickets up for grabs as the Fanzone prepares to open
BAGGIES fans, here is your guide to the grand opening of the first-ever Albion Fanzone.
And as part of the occasion we will be giving away five sets of tickets-for-two to a forthcoming fixture.
Those tickets will ‘fly away’ tied to hundreds of balloons which will be released during the opening ceremony before tomorrow's Barclays Premier League game against Southampton.
In the meantime, final preparations are being made for tomorrow's big day.
The running order will be as follows:
Midday: Fanzone site opens to the general public on production of a ticket for tomorrow’s clash
12.05: Stuart Hartland, lead guitarist with The Twang, will perform with Midlands musician Dennis Seaton (one-time front man of Musical Youth)
12.45: Big screen to show footage of the live lunchtime kick-off (Everton v Chelsea).
13.30: The Fanzone will be officially opened by Ben Foster and TV presenter Adrian Chiles.The opening will feature a balloon- release - with two tickets for the Everton fixture attached to five balloons.
13.45: Second-half of the lunchtime kick-off will be screened.
13.50: Stuart and Dennis will play their second set.
14.40: The Fanzone will begin to wind down ahead of the 3pm kick-off against Southampton.
16.45: Fanzone re-opens: big screen will show results on Soccer Saturday.
18.00: Fanzone closes.
Also attending will be a number of ex-Albion players and WBO Inter-Continental champion Tommy Langford.
The Fanzone will include other entertainment, with full catering facilities offering hot and cold food/drink and include licensed bars.
The Fanzone is open to supporters from both camps on production of a match ticket and is intended to produce a safe, vibrant and family-orientated setting to experience the pre-match atmosphere.
Supporters should note that the newly-refurbished Hawthorns building is not yet open for business.
*All times are approximate.