Guide To The Game | Leyton Orient

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As the Addicks get the season under way this Saturday, here is your guide to the opening-day game against Leyton Orient in SE7.

As of Friday evening, more home tickets had been sold for the game than were sold for any home game last season. Click here to purchase your tickets for Saturday's game.

Visiting The Valley for the first time? Click here to read our Visitors’ Guide.

Visit the Meantime Fans’ Bar and win a free beer

The Meantime Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm and will serve a range of food and drink options in the build up to kick-off. Supporters can win a free beer in the bar between 12pm and 1.30pm. Click here to find out more.

Larry's Mobile Bar will also be serving cocktails in the Meantime Fans' Bar.

Saturday’s early kick-off between Celtic and Ross County will be shown from 12.30pm, with CharltonTV's pre-game build-up kicking off at 2.30pm.

Supporters in the Meantime Fans’ Bar will be able to watch the post-match reaction from the CharltonTV studio where Alan Curbishley and Steve Brown accompany host Scott Minto followed by international rugby 5.30pm as Wales take on England.

New season, new kit – purchase yours from The Valley Superstore

All three of the club's brand-new 2023/24 kits can be purchased in-store and online.

The Valley Superstore will be open from 10am until kick-off (3pm) and will then open for an additional 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Alfie May's shirt on sale in the club shop

Get your matchday programme

Valley Review returns with a bumper edition this weekend for Charlton’s opening fixture of the 2023/24 season against the O's.

The matchday programme features an exclusive interview with summer signing Alfie May and also incorporates the club's official 2023/24 handbook, which includes profiles of every men's first-team, women's first-team, men's U21 and men's U18 player and much, much more.

The 160-page programme is priced at £5 and will be on sale in and around the ground. Supporters will be able to purchase outside the club shop, outside the Covered End Lower, inside the Covered End Lower, inside the West Stand, inside the Alan Curbishley Stand and in the away end.

The programme will also be available to purchase in The Valley Superstore.


Visit the Family Activity Zone

All young Addicks are invited to join us for a kick about in the Family Activity Zone (FAZ) ahead of Saturday's game.

Our indoor FAZ - located in Valley Central - will be open from 12.30pm until 2.30pm, while our outdoor FAZ - located in the West Stand car park - will be open from 12.30pm until 2.15pm. 

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

Outdoors, weather-permitting, you can jump into our popular two-v-two panna cage and take a shot at our inflatable target shooter and target donut games. What's more, you can also put your football skills to the test against fellow young fans - with high scorers winning a special prize!

Meet Floyd and Harvey

Be sure to grab a picture with our popular mascots Floyd and Harvey ahead of kick-off. The duo can always be found in and around the ground on matchday!

Share your pictures with us on social media using #cafc for your chance to appear on the big screen during the game.

Donate to Greenwich Foodbank

The club have once again teamed up with Charlton Athletic Supporters' Trust (CAST) to host a collection for Greenwich Foodbank ahead of this weekend’s fixture against Leyton Orient.

With supporters advised to arrive early for this weekend's game, CAST will be staffing the Greenwich Foodbank van in the main car park from 1.45pm and will be accepting a variety of food/drink and toiletry donations from supporters.

Find out more about Saturday’s collection by clicking here.

There will also be a pre-match collection for London Air Ambulance.

CAST members collecting at last year's foodbank


Both sets of players will observe a period of applause ahead of kick-off on Saturday in memory of Chris Bart-Williams, who sadly passed away at the age of 49 in late July.

Bart-Williams was a product of Leyton Orient's academy and made 33 appearances for the Addicks between 2001 and 2003.

Enjoy the food at The Valley


Please see below the food options by kiosk:

West 2: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

West 3: The Upbeats bhaji burger, Upbeats' pie of the match    

West 4: Rollover Hot Dog

West Upper 5: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

West Upper 6: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

North 7: Selection of pies

North 8: The Upbeats bhaji burger, prime beef burgers, Posh Dog

North 9: Korean spiced chicken wings and cut fries, Korean spiced cauliflower wings and cut fries

North 11: Rollover hot dog

North 12: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

North 15: Kids Corner: Tasty Sausage Roll, Rollover Hot Dog

East 17: The Upbeats bhaji burger, prime beef burgers, Posh Dog

East 18: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

Kiosk map at The Valley

(Article by Alex Forrest)

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