Words Alex Birch | Pictures Chorley FC
BOOKINGS are now being taken for Mariner’s Sports Bar ahead of our next set of home games at the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium – Kidderminster Harriers (Feb 21), Buxton (Feb 25), Boston United (Feb 28) & Hereford (Mar 7).
Named after one of the greatest players to wear the famous black and white stripes, Mariner’s Sports Bar replaced the 1883 Lounge as our go-to pre and post-match destination for fans and sponsors alike on New Year’s Day.
Paul Mariner – a Magpies legend
Paul (left) with then secretary Mick Wearmouth
Paul graced Victory Park for two seasons in the early seventies – in what was the start of an illustrious career that included prolific spells with Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town & Arsenal – and 35 caps for England, including five at the 1982 World Cup in Spain, where he also scored in the 3-1 win over France.
A FA Cup and UEFA Cup winner with Ipswich, Paul retired from playing in the early 90s after a spell in the US. He went into coaching and had two spells as a manager – with Plymouth and Toronto FC (MLS). He also spent a number of seasons as co-commentator on Major League Soccer coverage of New England Revolution – a club he’d spent time with as assistant manager and Director of Player Development.
Sadly, Paul passed away last year aged 68, but he will always be remembered at Victory Park as one of the greatest players in the club’s history.
Match Day Hospitality – Revamped
Relax in the friendly confines of our sports bar on a match day, surrounded by Magpies memorabilia and plenty of big screens – our enhanced supporter experience includes..
- Match Ticket
- Two-course pre-match meal
- Priority bar service
- Match Day team sheets
- Reserved seating in the Main Stand ‘Sponsors Area’
- Half time refreshments
- Pre/post-match manager/player talk
- Live stream of the game in the bar
- Watch ‘Man of the Match’ presentation
Weekend Prices (including match ticket) £40 Adults | £37 Concessions | £25 u12s
Midweek Prices (including match ticket) £35 Adults | £32 Concessions | £20 u12s
*Season Ticket Holders can upgrade from just £20 midweek | £25 weekend
To book hospitality for our next four home fixtures against Kidderminster Harriers (Feb 21), Buxton (Feb 25), Boston United (Feb 28) and Hereford (Mar 7) head for the online box office (soon) or call 01257 230007.