The Malta Independent 22 August 2019, Thursday

MFA Goal Card is back for European championship home qualifiers

Henry Brincat Friday, 1 February 2019, 15:09 Last update: about 8 months ago
From left, Norman Saliba, Dr Angelo Chetcuti and Dillon Mercieca during the press conference
From left, Norman Saliba, Dr Angelo Chetcuti and Dillon Mercieca during the press conference

The Malta Football Association yesterday issued details about the ticketing concept and also launched the sale of the 4th edition of the Goal Card for Malta’s home qualifiers between March and November this year.

 Malta’s first two home matches are due next month – against Faroe Islands on 23 March and against mighty Spain on 26 March.

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During yesterday’s launch at the National Stadium’s Trophies Lounge, MFA secretary general Dr Angelo Chetcuti announced a joint-initiative with the Supporters’ SouthEnd Core for the opening Euro 2020 qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

He said tickets for the Millennium D sector will be given to the SouthEnd Core free of charge to further encourage fans to give their support to the national team during the March 23 match at the National Stadium.

On their part, the Southend Core leader, Dillon Mercieca, said the SouthEnd Core will be asking for a €2 donation for every ticket with part of the proceeds going to Puttinu Cares.

The focus yesterday, however, was the launch of the Goal Card.

Goal Card holders will again benefit from discounted prices for Malta’s home matches in Euro 2020 qualifying Group F, including the eagerly-awaited encounter with Spain at the National Stadium on March 26, 2019.

SAVING €40

Those purchasing a Goal Card for Malta’s five Euro 2020 home qualifiers will save up to €40 on the costs for single-match tickets with further incentives offered to those who had acquired the Goal Card in the past.

Among the benefits are:

n Savings on the prices of single matchday tickets.

n A further 10% discount for previous goal card holders

n Also, a free admission to the Millennium and South Stands to children under the age of 12 years (when accompanied by a parent/s or legal guardian/s) for four out of the five home qualifying matches. This incentive will be additional to the normal Football Social Responsibility initiatives regularly offered by the Malta FA for national team matches, including those for local football nurseries.

The sale of the Goal Card is already available. It started yesterday and goes on until the end of the month – 28th February, 2019.

Ticket sales for Malta’s opening Euro 2020 Group F qualifiers – against Faroe Islands (March 23) and Spain (March 26) will commence at the end of the Goal Card campaign.

Euro 2020 Group F

Malta’s home calendar

Saturday – 23 March, 2019    Malta-Faroe Islands

Tuesday – 26 March, 2019     Malta-Spain

Monday – 10 June, 2019         Malta-Romania

Saturday – 12 October, 2019   Malta-Sweden

Monday – 18 November, 2019   Malta-Norway

 

FANTASTIC PRIZES

Goal Card holders can also win one of the following fantastic prizes:

n A trip for 2 persons for one of Malta’s away matches in this qualifying group

n 2 persons to win 1 Goal Card for their partner

n 3 new National Team shirts

n 3 persons to win a stadium tour on a Euro Qualifier matchday

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GOAL CARD:

Either

Online by visiting www.mfa.com.mt

Or

by visiting the offices of the Malta Football Association, Level 2, Millennium Stand, National Stadium, Ta’ Qali, between 9am and 5.30pm.

The offer is valid until 28 February, 2019. The Goal Card will be delivered to the applicant’s home address free of charge.

Previous Goal Card holders benefit from an additional 10 per cent discount.

TICKET PRICES

Ticket prices for all the matches have been reduced by the association.

For the match against giants Spain, tickets for the West C stand will cost €30, Millennium Stand €15, North and South Stands €10. For the matches against Sweden, Norway and Romania, they will cost €20, €10, €8 and €8 respectively. For the match against Faroe Islands only, West C stand tickets will cost €20. The Millennium Stand, as already said, will be free of charge.

Ticket prices for children for the match against Spain will only be available for the Millennium Stand (€10) and the South Stand (€5). There will be free admission for children at all the other matches.

BIG DEMAND

Norman Saliba, marketing director of the Malta Football Association said the MFA is expecting a big attendance for the match against Spain.

But he added the association already has a somewhat big demand for the match against Spain. And not only.  Even for the match against Sweden, there has already been a somewhat big demand by Swedish residents in Malta which total around 7,000 at present.

He said the initiative of the association to put the Millennium Stand free of charge for the match against the Faroe Islands was taken because it felt the national team needed the best support possible especially as this match is being played only a few months after the recent European League of Nations encounter.

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