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Ipswich confirm FA Cup date, £10 tickets and sections of Portman Road to close

PUBLISHED: 17:11 07 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 07 December 2017

Ipswich Town will take on Sheffield United in the FA Cup. Picture Pagepix

Ipswich Town will take on Sheffield United in the FA Cup. Picture Pagepix

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Ipswich Town have confirmed the FA Cup clash with Sheffield United will kick off at 3pm on Saturday, January 6.

The Blues and Blades was the first tie to be pulled out of the hat during Monday’s third round draw and, after it was not selected for television coverage, the game has been confirmed as a 3pm kick-off.

Adult tickets will be just £10 with seniors and under 23s priced at £5 with under 19s just £2.

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The club will not be opening the upper tiers of the Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey stands (including disabled areas) and blocks O, P, Q and R of the Co-op stand will also be closed for the match.

Season ticket holders in the closed areas will be given priority on buying a seat elsewhere in the stadium. The Cobbold Stand season ticket holders are unaffected.

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Ipswich Town kitman James Pullen is calling on Blues fans to pay tribute to much-loved club stalwart Dick Parker with a minute’s applause this weekend.

Alex Mathie feels that should Ipswich Town enjoy a good Christmas, owner Marcus Evans and manager Mick McCarthy will have big decisions to make.

Jonas Axeldal may have never achieved anything like hero status at Ipswich Town, but the Swedish striker had already made his mark on football before he arrived at Portman Road.

David McGoldrick should go straight back into the Ipswich Town line-up when he returns from injury.

Former Town star Jason Dozzell says Ipswich can catapult themselves into play-off contention over the crucial festive period.

Ipswich Town players past and present, plus fans, have been paying tribute to club stalwart Dick Parker.

Ipswich Town fans have been reacting to news that owner Marcus Evans could be ready to spend in January, even though the club’s debt has increased to £89m.

Ipswich Town finance director Mark Andrews insists owner Marcus Evans remains ‘in it for the long haul’ after the latest set of accounts were revealed at last night’s PLC AGM, adding there could well be money for transfers in January.

Ipswich Town’s managing director last night criticised the “unwarranted personal abuse” suffered by manager Mick McCarthy and players from fans and the media this season.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy and skipper Luke Chambers have led tributes to “much-loved” club stalwart Dick Parker after he died at the weekend.

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