Town fans can make trip to Sartid
PUBLISHED: 14:16 09 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:37 03 March 2010
SOCCER: There should be no problem for Ipswich Town supporters who wish to follow their team in the away leg of the UEFA Cup first round tie against FK Sartid in Smederevo on Thursday, October 3.
THERE should be no problem for Ipswich Town supporters who wish to follow their team in the away leg of the UEFA Cup first round tie against FK Sartid in Smederevo on Thursday, October 3.
The time of the kick-off, yet to be confirmed, will be no later than 3pm local time.
Town representatives will be in Yugoslavia tomorrow to finalise ticket arrangements. Town supporters making the trip will require a full passport and a visa.
Fans travelling on the official travel packages will be supplied with information on how to obtain a visa when booking. Supporters who are making their own travel arrangements can find full details of how to apply for a visa at: www.yugoslavembassy.org.ukThe club will be selling official club packages from today because it takes time to secure a visa. Tickets, of course, cannot be bought until they become available.
Club Travel Packages: The club is again working with Travel Management Group to provide escorted air travel.
Package priorities are:
Today: Away match passport holders.
Tomorrow and Wednesday: Gold Club members.
Thursday: Season ticket holders and Silver Club members.
Packages will go on general sale on Friday.
All the above priorities are for 2002/3 season ticket holders and members. If bookings are being made for other supporters, details of their customer number and minimum contact details of name and address will be required.
One-day trip: Private charter flights will be operated by TMGsport from Stansted and Luton airports directly to Belgrade on Thursday, October 3.
The flights will require an early-morning check-in for an anticipated departure time of 6am and will arrive in Belgrade at approximately 9.45am local time.
After clearing customs and immigration supporters will be transferred to Smederevo by private coach. Immediately after the final whistle coaches will take supporters back to the airport for the flight home.
The arrival time back into Luton will be approximately 11pm and Stansted approximately 3am on Friday morning.
The cost of £235-per-person includes return air flight by private charter to Belgrade from Stansted or Luton Airports.
Also included are standard charter in-flight catering, UK and overseas departure taxes, private transfers, personal travel insurance as well as match cancellation and abandonment insurance. There will be TMGsport escorts on all transfers and flights.
Not included are the cost of the visa. A visa application form must be delivered, in person, to the box office at Portman Road with a £17 postal order made payable to the "Yugoslav Embassy" together with the supporter's passport. Personal cheques are not acceptable. This must be done by 5pm on Tuesday, September 17. Applications received after this date cannot be processed.
The operation of all tours is subject to minimum numbers being achieved.