Darlington play-off semi-final tickets selling well

9:00am Friday 25th April 2014

By Craig Stoddart

Tickets for Darlington's play-off semi-final are selling well and season ticket holders have until 11am tomorrow to snap up theirs.

Close to 500 have been sold since they were made available on Wednesday evening, and they go on general sale at tomorrow's match with Burscough at Heritage Park.

They are on sale 10am-1pm today at Quaker Retail in Darlington's covered market, and the same venue will be open 9-11am tomorrow with prices £9 for adults, £6 concessions and £4 children.

Tomorrow's fixtures complete the league programme in the Evo-Stik League, when Darlington will discover who their opponents shall be in the semi-final on Wednesday, April 30, with Bamber Bridge, Ramsbottom United and Lancaster City all possibilities.

Quakers' second position is secure, while Burscough are 14th and their inferior goal difference means they are unlikely to finish any higher.

Supporters are reminded that the car park behind KFC will be closed tomorrow as there is a fair on the land. As a consequence, Quakers, say they will ensure that the car park is free for car park season ticket holders for the play-off semi-final.

Meanwhile, Darlington have announced a new manager for Quaker Retail and that the shop is to relocate to Blackwell Meadows.

Michael Robinson is the new manager, and a club statement read: "Michael has retail management experience with several major retail companies and probably most significantly he managed the Sunderland Football Club shop at the Stadium of Light for three seasons.

"Michael will begin this volunteer role as soon as practicable, and will be assisted by James Charlton and Sue Laing, who have done a great job in co-managing the outlet recently. We are also grateful to the group of volunteers who will continue to offer their services in Quaker Retail as usual."

The move will take place at the end of the season, and a club statement explained: "We are grateful to Darlington Rugby Club for this offer and there are two reasons for relocating Quaker Retail: firstly the cost of the rent for the current location in the indoor market, payable to the local council, is a significant amount of money and the council cannot provide the facility in the indoor market or any other commercial space in the town centre free of charge.

"Secondly, we want to take every opportunity to encourage our supporters to visit Blackwell Meadows as we begin to prepare for it becoming our eventual home."


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