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LIVE COVERAGE | Our FA Cup tie will be live on the BBC

CHORLEY Football Club’s FA Cup game against Ashton Athletic next Saturday has been selected for live coverage on BBC Sport.  As a result the game will kick off at 12.30pm.

As part of giving extra prominence to The Emirates FA Cup, like never before they will be providing live coverage of matches from the start of the competition right through to the last kick.

Coverage at this stage will be available via BBC Sport website with streaming of the matches available to watch on tablet, phone and desktop.

Production will be single camera coverage (potentially on scaffolding) with commentary taking place “off-tube” in Salford with a commentator and co-commentator plus plenty of social media interaction which will raise the profile of both the Competition and Clubs involved.

Chorley FC Chief Executive Dave Riche said: “We are delighted to have been selected for live coverage at this stage and from my understanding it is the first time we have been screened live which is a great honour.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for Chorley FC to be seen potentially worldwide and will be a moment to remember for all our supporters and sponsors.”

Admission which is pay on the day only is £8 for all adults and £3 for children with no concessions. 

Car parking is available for 150 vehicles with plenty of street parking. 

For those travelling directly the address is Brocstedes Park, Brocstedes Road, Wigan, Lancashire, WN4 0NR.

The prize for the winners is £7500 and a place in the Final Qualifying Round. Each club gets an additional £1000 for TV coverage.

Coach Travel

Chorley FC are running coaches to the game which is £5 for all seats and will leave Brindle Street at 11am.

Cash only bookings are being taken on a first come, first served basis. 

The club shop is open from 12 noon until 2pm daily and on Saturday against Telford from 12 noon.


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