Eight things to do at Cheltenham anniversary match


Joining us at The Valley for Friday's clash against Cheltenham Town? Here are eight things to look out for as the club celebrates 30 Years Back at The Valley.

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All 2022/23 season-ticket holders are invited to bring a friend to the game for free and special matchday pricing is in place for the fixture with all adult, over 65 and U21 tickets priced at £19.92 each - a nod to the club's 1992 return.

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Visit the free Meantime Fans’ Bar

The newly-branded Meantime Fans' Bar will be open from 5pm and will be showing CharltonTV's popular pre-game show from 7pm, as well as the post-game show.

Fans can also enjoy a variety of cocktails in the Meantime Fans’ Bar this evening, sold by Charlton fan Scott Tulloch.

The Meantime Fans' Bar will remain open for an additional hour following the full-time whistle.


Pick up a very special matchday programme

Friday’s official matchday programme is a very special Back at The Valley edition as the club celebrate 30 years since its iconic return home. 

The bumper, 92-page Valley Review contains interviews with the key figures involved in that historic day three decades ago as well as recalling the trials and tribulations that ensured the club could eventually make their way back home.

Fans can purchase Friday's Valley Review for £5 from in and around the ground.

Pre-match pitchside interviews

Be sure to head into the stadium early on Friday evening to hear from a number of club greats.

The pre-match pitchside interviews are set to start from 6.45pm, with Scott Minto chatting to Sasa Ilic, Yann Kermorgant and Jon Fortune.

Class of 1992 to lead out the teams

The class of 1992 - including former Chairman Roger Alwen, joint-managers Alan Curbishley and Steve Gritt, and players Colin Walsh, Bob Bolder, Keith Peacock, Garry Nelson and Scott Minto - will lead the two teams out ahead of kick-off on Friday night.

Get your 2022/23 Charlton wear from the club shop

All three of the Addicks' 2022/23 Castore kits are available to purchase from the Valley Superstore, as well as the training and travel wear range.

The club shop will be open from 9.30am until kick-off (7.45pm) and will remain open for an additional 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Have fun in our Family Activity Zone

All young Addicks are invited to have a kick about with us in the Family Activity Zone (FAZ) ahead of Friday's game against Cheltenham.

Our internal FAZ, located in Valley Central, will be open from 5.30pm until 7pm and our outdoor FAZ, located in the West Stand car park, will be open from 5.30pm until 7.15pm.

Join the fun inside Valley Central’s FAZ and take part in games of table tennis, table football, pool or represent the Addicks on FIFA! Younger Charlton fans can also show off their colouring skills and draft a letter to their favourite men’s or women’s player in our letters to players box!

Outside, you can take a shot at our inflatable target shooter and target donut games and put your football skills to the test against fellow young fans - with high scorers in with a chance of winning a prize!

Meet Floyd and Harvey

Keep an eye out for our popular mascots Floyd and Harvey, who can always be found in and around The Valley on matchday!

Pose for a picture with the pair and be sure to share your pictures with us on social media using #cafc for your chance to be featured on the big screen.

Valley Gold Crossbar Challenge

Watch out for the Valley Gold Crossbar Challenge at half-time.

One Valley Gold member will have the chance to hit the bar from the edge of the D, outside the 18 yard box, to win the prize pool which currently stands at £3,000.

(Article by Alex Forrest)

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