Gillingham v West Ham tickets go on sale

Gillingham FC have confirmed the prices of the tickets and date of sales ahead of the much-anticipated Emirates FA Cup third round clash with West Ham United.

The game will be played on Sunday 5th January 2020 at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium and Gillingham Chairman Paul Scally has said that the club will be rewarding loyal supporters – with season ticket holders getting priority and a discount.

 

Tickets for the game went on sale to season ticket holders on Tuesday, however all remaining tickets will go on general sale on Thursday 19th December at 9am.

The most expensive ticket, excluding hospitality, is £33, with the cheapest being £15 for under 18s.

To cope with the demand, Gillingham have made the decision to keep their ticket office open until late. Instead of the usual closing time of 5pm, the ticket office will be open until 8pm from the 18th to the 20th of December.

As a gesture of goodwill, the club have also been handing out tea, coffee and mince pies to fans waiting in the queue for tickets.

Gills FA Cup record

The Gills met Premier League opposition in this stage of the FA Cup last year when they caused an upset beating Cardiff City 1-0 with a late goal from Elliot List.

Luke Newing, a Gillingham fan, told me what the draw means to him: “Drawing West Ham in the cup is great for a little club like Gillingham. We only average about 4000 fans a game so it will be great to see Priestfield sold out.

“It’s a great game for the fans that go week after week as we haven’t had that much to cheer about lately so hopefully the players can go out and do us proud.

“I am expecting it to be a close game as we always seem to up our game for the big FA Cup matches. I’m going with a 1-1 draw to get a replay at the London Stadium, which I know a lot of other Gillingham fans would love to see.”

‘Heads Up’ Campaign’

This year’s third round tie will kick off at 6:16pm. All 32 games in this round, except replays, will be delayed by one minute as part of the ‘Heads Up’ campaign. The FA are calling for all fans to use the extra minute to think about their mental health.

The FA say: “During the minute delay, fans will be encouraged to consider the positive impact 60 seconds can have on their own wellbeing or in supporting a friend or family member.”

Gillingham FC have said that at this moment in time tickets cannot be purchased online. Instead they have urged supporters to buy tickets in person as the telephone lines have become increasingly busy.

The match will be televised live in the UK on BT Sport on Sunday 5th January at 6.16pm.

 

Read more about the draw here.

 

Who is going to win?

West Ham

Gillingham

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