It's our 125th anniversary on Sunday, and Saturday's game against Crewe Alexandra, and the anniversary party in the MBA Lounge in the evening, will be a celebration of the club's history.
From 12 noon the fanzone will be open as usual, with a Scandi food truck bringing a taste of Sweden to Sutton United, and between 12 and 1 our friends from Signal Brewery have some special offers at the fan zone bar to help us celebrate. Also in the fanzone will be professional freestyle footballer Jay Rosa showing off his wide range of skills.
The 'Pie Pod' usually found in the fanzone will on Saturday be inside the ground and open from pre-match through to half time.
Then, from about 2.20pm, we will have a brass band ''Amber Brass'' performing in the stadium, and before the game, at around 2.45pm, the latest three inductees in to the Sutton United Hall of Fame will be introduced. Flag wavers will then welcome the players on to the pitch, with the players accompanied by an array of mascots to mark this special occasion. Expect one or two surprises as well! At half time ''Amber Brass'' will again perform and Jay Rosa will be in the stadium.
Tickets for the game can be bought here. Prices are £20 for adults, £14 for concessions and £6 for juniors, with tickets for under 12s free if bought in conjunction with an adult or concession ticket. Stand seats are £5 extra. Admission will be available on the day, but prices for adult and concession tickets bought at the ground on the day rise by £2, an increase not applicable to tickets bought on line, even on Saturday. The pre-match lunch is now sold out, and will start promptly at 12.30pm.
After the game attention will switch to the MBA Lounge for our anniversary party. The party itself is free admission and kicks-off at 7:00pm with a hot buffet of a meat chilli or vegan & vegetarian options. The buffet costs £10, and anyone wanting the buffet must book and pay in advance by clicking here - booking closes at midday on Thursday 2 March. On the night it will also be possible to buy the usual fare from our kitchen through the hatch in the Players’ Bar.
At 8:00 pm SUFCtv will be showing a club history video in the MBA Lounge and this will be followed by inviting all surviving Hall of Fame members onto the stage, maybe you’d like your photo taken with one of your favourite players? The final, formal part of the evening will comprise the inevitable speeches but everyone will then have plenty of time to mix and swap their best Sutton United stories.
Then on Sunday, our actual anniversary, the women's team take on Dulwich Hamlet in the London & South East Regional League, kick off 4pm at South Park FC with free admission, looking to build on consecutive 5-0 wins over the past fortnight. By coincidence, on the weekend of our centenary in 1998 the men's team played Dulwich and won 2-0, so let's hope for a repeat. Our reserves are away to Croydon at the Croydon Arena and the development team away to Richmond Park at King George's Field, Ham.