U23s Fixtures announced for Haig Avenue

Thursday, 16 August, 2018 2comments  |  Jump to last
Everton U23s will continue to use the Merseyrail Community Stadium at Haig Avenue in Southport for the 2018-19 season.

David Unsworth's development side will play the majority of their Premier League 2 home fixtures in Southport, with their first game scheduled for Monday 27 August against Swansea City. There is also a Premier League International Cup fixture against Benfica in late September.

The confirmed fixture list is as follows with all kick-offs scheduled for 7pm:

● Monday 27 August – Swansea City
● Monday 24 September – Tottenham Hotspur
● Thursday 27 September – Benfica (International Cup)
● Monday 17 December – Derby County
● Monday 14 January – Chelsea
● Monday 18 February – Blackburn Rovers
● Monday 11 March – Arsenal
● Monday 15 April – Brighton & Hove Albion

Southport will be operating cashless turnstiles for the fixtures, so those wishing to attend Everton's U23 games will have to visit the Club Shop on Haig Avenue for a ticket before entering through the Blowick End turnstiles further down the road.

Admission prices for the games are £5 Adults, £3 Concessions and U11s go free; with Season Ticket Holders from both Southport and Everton receiving complimentary admission – to gain entry these fans just have to show their season ticket at the turnstile.  

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John Dean
1 Posted 16/08/2018 at 19:41:03
The pitch at Haig Avenue has often been a water-logged cabbage patch and not fit to help our young lads learn their trade. It is much worse than the pitches at Finch Farm.

What happened to the plan, announced by the manager of Belgium no less, to play U23 games at Finch Farm?

Paul ONeill
2 Posted 16/08/2018 at 21:13:19
I thought a lot of money had been spent on Finch Farm to expand it? This has been done now hasn’t it? Weren’t they supposed to be creating a mini stadium there? Anyone know what got built and what didn’t?

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