SUPPORTER INFORMATION – bo’ness united

The Scottish Cup takes centre stage today as Bo’ness United of the Lowland League visit Ainslie Park in Round 2.

OPPONENTS: bo’ness united

The BUs were one of the most establised East Region Junior sides until their move to the SPFL pyramid in 2018. They moved quickly through tiers six and seven, being crowned East of Scotland Premier Division champions in 2020, which elevated them to the Lowland League where, after a curtailed 2020-21 season in which they lost only twice in ten games, they currently sit eleventh approaching the halfway stage of this season’s campaign. Max Christie’s side have a proud cup heritage, with Scottish Junior Cup wins in 1948, 1975 and 1984 and East of Scotland League Cup success in 2019. They first took part in the Scottish Cup in 2010/11, where the highlight of their run to the third round was the defeat of then-third division Queen’s Park in Round 2. Among the current first team squad is City old-boy Danny Galbraith who had a spell at Ainslie Park between 2018-19.

MATCHDAY PROGRAM

Our matchday program is available to download here.

KITS

Both teams will be wearing their home kits, with City in white shirts, shorts and socks while the visitors will be in blue shirts, blue shorts and blue socks.

ADMISSION

Tickets for the game are £12 for adults, with concessions £8. Tickets can be bought via Fanbase online right up to kick off by clicking here.

CONTACTLESS & Cash gates

Following the introduction at last week’s home match with Kelty Hearts, we can now accept card payments at the turnstiles too, so a contactless experience is now possible at Ainslie Park. Turnstiles will be in operation which accept both cash and card and we hope this, coupled with the option to secure your ticket in advance via FanBase will make coming to the match as convenient as possible.

We would politely remind those purchasing concessions tickets that proof of identification will be required on the day and our turnstile operators will be required to ask that you show the appropriate ID. We appreciate your cooperation in advance.

LIVE STREAM

In line with the majority of clubs in our division and the wider SPFL, we are no longer streaming our matches. As restrictions have eased, our feedback suggests that fans would much rather be back in the ground than watching on the stream. Our YouTube channel will be showing highlights of all our matches, along with management and player interviews.

PARKING AT AINSLIE PARK

We would like to remind those visting Ainslie Park by car that parking within the Leisure Centre car park is extremely pressurised, given the Covid testing facility. Recently there have been various instances of vehicles being illegallly parked and blocking emergency exits and so on, so we would respectfully ask those bringing cars to park considerately and avoid blocking any access routes. It is imperative that emergency service vehicles can safely access the car park in the event of a situation arising either within the Leisure Centre of the Spartans Academy and we thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

Team or supporter buses and coaches should not enter the leisure centre car park; please contact admin@edinburghcityfc.com for drop off information.

MERCHANDISE KIOSK

Due to unforeseen circumstances our merchandise kiosk will not be open today, apologies however hopefully normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

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