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The drinks are on me! Boro chairman offers free pint to fans
THE chairman of Middlesbrough Football Club is trying to attract new fans – by offering them a free pint.
Every adult who buys a new season card for 2013-14 will be entitled to a free pint of Tetley’s or Carlsberg from the concourse bar at each home game.
Steve Gibson, the club’s chairman, said: “The spirit of Teesside is in its people and we want to harness that spirit to inspire the team in the way we all know it can.
"Our Season Card holders make an emotional commitment to the club and are really important to us.”
Supporters will be sent a book of vouchers to use at games, but will have to turn up early as the club already has 11,500 season ticket holders and admit they haven’t worked out a plan to deal with the queues.
Boro manager Tony Mowbray said: “I have said many times that I would love to get back to the days when the stadium is full every match.
“We will have to be patient for that to happen, but in the meantime we will try our very best to encourage maximum noise, passion and support for the team.”