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NEWS: Darlington Game Sold Out, Plus Travel News

If you were planning on going this weekend but hadn't bought your ticket yet, then I'm afraid I've got some bad news...

Richard Sellers

I'll keep this short and sweet - this weekend's pre-season opener against Darlington FC at Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland has now SOLD OUT.

The all ticket affair, which will showcase the first team squad including our newest signings Jordi Gomez, Costel Pantilimon and Billy Jones, kicks off this Saturday at 3pm and has been promoted as a fundraiser for the Evo-Stik First Division North side who are looking to achieve promotion in the coming season and have already played twice this summer, losing to Newcastle Benfield and winning against Northallerton Town.

The official club twitter account tweeted:

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Tickets for next week's ties against Carlisle United and Hartlepool United are still available.

The club have also sent out the following regarding potential travel issues for the game:

Road closure affecting traffic at Heritage Park on Saturday.

Sunderland supporters travelling to Bishop Auckland on Saturday for the club’s pre-season friendly fixture against Darlington 1883 are being given travel advice ahead of the game.

The primary access route into Heritage Park - the A688 East of Thinford roundabout – will be closed on the day of the game. Fans are therefore advised to plan their journey in advance, using an alternative route to access the ground.  Those travelling by car/bus can leave the A194 at J59 to avoid the road closure.

Fans should also allow additional time for their journey to take into account the road closure. Due to the larger than usual crowd it is expected that access routes, roads and car parks will be busy both before and after the game and supporters are kindly asked to show patience when travelling to and from the game.

Providing I can get a decent signal in Heritage Park I'll be live tweeting the game from my twitter account @GavinSAFC, so keep a look out.