17 Aug Facebook to show Ascot v Wembley FA Cup opener
The world’s oldest tournament kicks off on Friday night. Ascot United and Wembley FC will kick off this season’s FA Cup, with the match shown live on Facebook. The non-league sides meet in an extra preliminary-round clash on Friday night, with a potential audience of 700 million on the social networking site.
Budweiser are sponsoring the FA Cup for the first time this season and they have decided to make the Ascot United match the ‘First Kick’ of the whole competition. To celebrate this historic event there will be a lot happening on the night and Ascot United will be releasing more information as it becomes available. What has been agreed so far is
A voucher will have a tear off slip so you can enter the draw for the half time penalty shoot-out competition. Dave Beasant (the only goalie to have saved a penalty in an FA Cup Final) will be in in goal and 5 adults will have the chance to win 2 tickets to the FA Cup Final in May.
Other tear off slips will entitle all over 18s to a pound off a Bud and a free burger.
Please note that receive the voucher for the drink discount, free burger and penalty competition entrance you must be over 18 years old
A special full colour programme will be available for a pound. Budweiser have kindly agreed to sponsor the programme.
The actual FA Cup Trophy will be at the Ground so you can have your photo taken with the cup for no charge BUT we expect there will be a long queue!!
There will be a couple of bouncy castles for the younger children
The ground will open at 5.45pm for spectators, the Ascot United bar and catering will be open (The free burgers will be available from a seperate catering van) and entrance will be adults £6, concessions (over 65 and unaccompanied children under 16) £3 and accompanied children under 16 are free.
Sorry, but it will not be possible for children to play football on any of the mini pitches at any stage during the evening.
This a fantastic night for the club, the town and especially all the club members. Come and join in the fun – see you on Friday.