TROOP TICKETS CONTINUE

Posted on: Sat 10 Nov 2012

Chelsea Football Club will this weekend reaffirm our commitment to the Tickets for Troops initiative.

As we approach Remembrance Sunday, clubs throughout the Premier League are honouring the nation's Armed Services. More than 1,000 members of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force will have free access to grounds courtesy of the initiative this weekend.

Chelsea FC have been providing 50 tickets for every home game in the Premier League, domestic cups and Champions League games for members of the Armed Forces since November 2009. The club have been a passionate supporter of the initiative since its inception and have hosted a number of events at Stamford Bridge supporting the campaign.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, a patron of Tickets for Troops, said: 'It's an honour to have been part of this wonderful initiative since it started. The men and women of the Armed Forces are the real heroes in our country and we are delighted that so many of them have been able to come to Stamford Bridge to enjoy games.'

Richard Scudamore, Premier League chief executive, added: 'The Premier League has a long-standing relationship with the Armed Forces and Tickets for Troops is an important part of that relationship. I'd like to thank the 20 Barclays Premier League clubs for generously donating over 20,000 match tickets this season.'