Please see below key information for fans attending Sunday’s Premier League game against AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park (KO 4.30pm).
SUPPORTERS CLUB MESSAGE AHEAD OF KICK-OFF
Supporters’ Groups have informed the Club of their desire to make sure the atmosphere at Goodison Park is as supportive as possible for the players. Using their various social media platforms, fan groups are asking fellow supporters to wear blue and arrive at their seats for 4pm.
They are also encouraging match-attending fans to vocally support the team during the warm-up and throughout the game.
Furthermore, a banner bearing the message 'Fight For Us' will be held aloft in the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand prior to kick-off.
For more information on the planned activity, please click HERE.
PLAYERS TO HIGHLIGHT NO ROOM FOR RACISM CAMPAIGN
Ahead of kick-off, players from both teams will take a knee to highlight unity against all forms of racism and use their platform to promote change.
This is in line with the decision made by club captains before the start of the season, where specific match rounds were highlighted for players to take the knee.
You will also notice Premier League ‘No Room For Racism’ messaging on the big screen, over the PA and on the Club’s social media platforms.
PYROTECHNICS / PITCH ENCROACHMENT
Supporters are respectfully reminded that the use of pyrotechnics, flares, smoke cannisters and entering the field of the play at Goodison Park is a criminal office.
At the start of this season, every club signed up to the Premier League, FA and EFL’s collective stance in tackling anti-social and criminal behaviour at football matches. This includes the use of pyros in the stadium and pitch encroachment.
Supporters run the risk of arrest and a subsequent stadium ban for possession of a pyrotechnic inside a football stadium, or for entering the field of play.
Evertonians will always play a vital role on matchdays and that is something the Club wholeheartedly values and embraces. However, this must always be done legally by ensuring everyone’s health and safety at all Club matches.
SUPPORTERS CODE OF CONDUCT / REPORTING DISCRIMINATION
Everton Football Club has a strict, zero tolerance approach to all incidents of discrimination and disorder.
We remind supporters that all perpetrators of public order offences, which includes racist or discriminatory behaviour, pitch encroachment and the throwing of objects, will receive lengthy stadium bans, potential police investigation and further possible legal sanctions.
Everton has a dedicated text number for fans to report any discriminatory or abusive behaviour they witness during matches at Goodison Park.
If you see or hear something, please report it to our Stadium Safety Team immediately by texting HELP and your message to 84300, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In your message, please include details of what you have witnessed and where.
You will be sent a text or email confirming your message has been received by our Stadium Safety Team.
The Fan Zone will be open at the Park End of Goodison Park from 1.30pm.
There will be a performance on stage from Mason Owens, while the Live Show, commencing at 3.15pm, will be hosted by Giulia Bould and welcome a range of special guests.
Catering units will be on-site with hot and cold refreshments, including the Park End Kitchen, a Club-owned foot outlet launched in response to fans’ feedback and in conjunction with the Fans’ Forum.
The Homebaked Bakery offers fans the chance to sample the famous Homebaked Scouse Pie, the award-winning Vegan Scouse Pie, as well as Everton themed pies The Blue (Steak & Stilton) and The Trinity Pie, in honour of Howard Kendall, Colin Harvey and Alan Ball.
For more information on the The Homebaked Bakery, who also have a presence in the Blue Base on matchdays, CLICK HERE (https://www.facebook.com/HomebakedA/)
Please note: No pyrotechnics (smoke cannisters or flares) will be allowed in the Fan Zone.
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME
The Club’s official matchday programme can be purchased from sellers located in and outside of Goodison Park and is priced at £4.
Dwight McNeil is this week’s feature interview, with the 23-year-old discussing the mood in the squad, his pre-match routine, gym work and plenty more.
Supporters can also hear from midfielder James Garner and Leon Osman looks back at his time in the Everton’s Academy, 25 years on from his age groups FA Youth Cup winning season.
PARK END KITCHEN
The Park End Kitchen provides a tasty appetiser to the game.
The distinctive Royal Blue-branded food outlet, the newest addition to the Fan Zone, was agreed following discussions with the Fans’ Forum in 2019.
The COVID pandemic delayed its launch, but the Park End Kitchen has been a popular addition to the Fan Zone this season and will again be open for business on Sunday, from 1.30pm, serving a wide range of burgers and accompaniments.
Plans are in place to develop the food offering, in consultation with supporters, so please support the outlet and we welcome any feedback or suggestions to improve it further going forwards.
Fans Supporting Foodbanks and their unmissable purple vehicle will be in the Fan Zone all season on matchdays. They will be accessible from Goodison Road.
The SoccerBus service will operate as normal on Sunday. Buses from Sandhills Station will commence at 2.30pm, with the last return bus departing from Walton Lane 45 minutes after the final whistle.
For more information, please click HERE
HERITAGE SOCIETY AND MATCHDAY HUB
The Heritage Society will be open upstairs at St Luke’s Church from 1.30pm.
The Matchday Hub, based at Everton Free School, will not be in operation for this match due to ongoing maintenance work. The Hub will remain closed until September.
TEAS FOR FANS
Teas for Fans will be open on the ground floor of St Luke’s Church Hall from 1.30pm.
Teas for Fans has been operating from St Luke’s for more than 30 years, offering supporters the chance to enjoy pre-match refreshments of tea, coffee and hot chocolate among fellow Evertonians.
Supporters can gather in a family friendly environment and enjoy a variety of hot and cold drinks and biscuits, with prices starting from just £1.
MATCHDAY BUNDLE OFFER!
Our official Catering Partner, Sodexo, have the below 'early bird' offers, available from gates opening:
- Buy one pint/bottle of Carling lager and receive your second half price
- Buy a standard pie & receive a free hot drink
- Family Enclosure only: Buy a sausage roll & receive a free hot drink or bottle of water
Note: This offer is available up until 30 minutes after the gates open.
All payments inside the stadium will be contactless.
FANATICS MATCHDAY OFFER
Get a range of men’s and women’s t-shirts for just £15 in our match day deal, saving up to 50%!
Store Opening Times:
Everton One - 10am - 7pm
Everton Two - 11am – 5pm
The Toffee Shop - 2pm – 4:30pm
*Offer valid on Sunday 28 May only. Subject to availability. Available in Everton One, Everton Two and The Toffee Shop.