Boro issue UEFA Cup ticket advice

Last updated : 04 October 2005 By Reggie Holdsworth

Boro have confirmed that TravelCare Sports will be running the official fans’ trips for the club’s UEFA Cup Group D away games against Grasshoppers of Switzerland and AZ Alkmaar of Holland.

Fans interested in travelling to either game can register their interest now by leaving their name, address, passport number and season ticket patron number with MFC Travel in Captain Cook Square, Middlesbrough, by calling the TravelCare Sports hotline on 0870 112 0123 or by visiting their website at

Whilst no guarantees can be made, ticket applications from the club’s longest serving Season Ticket holders will be given priority.

Details of the official fans’ trip, including price, will be available from TravelCare Sports as soon as possible. All bookings made via TravelCare Sports will include a match ticket.

Boro visit Zurich to play Grasshoppers in their opening Group D match on Thursday October 20. They will then host Ukrainian side Dnipro – victors over Tony Mowbray’s Hibernian in the first round – at the Riverside on Thursday November 3.

Boro’s third group match will be in Holland on Thursday November 24 when they will play last season’s UEFA Cup semi-finalists AZ Alkmaar, currently top of the Dutch league. Their final group game is against Bulgarians Litex Lovech at the Riverside on Thursday December 15.

Ticket details for the home fixtures against Dnipro and Litex Lovech will be announced at a later date.

Graham Fordy, Boro’s Head of Commercial, said: “As with last season, we strongly advise supporters wanting to attend the away games not to book their travel arrangements before they have ensured that they have actually been successful in their ticket application.

“They risk committing themselves to non-refundable travel expenses only to find they have not been able to purchase a ticket for the game.

“If necessary, we plan to give our longest serving Red Book holders priority on tickets for the away leg, using the patron number prefixing season ticket numbers as a guide.

Fordy added: “With regards to the home games, all of our season ticket holders will be guaranteed their seats, though again full details will be issued in due course.”