Two young City supporters got the surprise of a lifetime this week as they prepare to celebrate their 10th birthdays.
Junior Foxes Austin Marshall and Austin Draper-Small were given a birthday present that they will never forget with the news that they had both been chosen to lead Nigel Pearson’s Foxes out onto the magnificent King Power Stadium pitch for the pre-season friendly v Martin O’Neill’s Sunderland on Saturday.
Austin and Ellis were not be the only ones celebrating their birthdays on the 4th of August, as it was also the date of the very first match to be staged on Filbert Way following City’s move from Filbert Street back in 2002 marking a decade of football at the Foxes new home.
Both of the children and their parents were stunned at the shock news that they would be leading the team onto the pitch as part of both the Stadium’s and their own birthday celebrations.
Over a decade on from the inaugural match at what is now known as King Power Stadium against La Liga side Atletico Bilbao, City will face Premier League Sunderland on 11th August in the final part of pre-season preparation ahead of what looks set to be a fiercely contested npower Championship season.
If you would like to join the 10th birthday celebrations of Filbert Way, and of course the day’s two lucky mascots, you can secure tickets by calling 0844 815 5000 or by emailing the City Sales team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Season Ticket Holders
Adults/Seniors/Under-22s - £10
Under-18s - £5
Family Tickets (2 x Adults plus 2 x Under-18s) - £25
Non Season Ticket Holders
Adults/Seniors/Under-22s - £12
Under-18s - £6
Family Tickets (2 x Adults plus 2 x Under-18s) - £30
Tickets for the game will initially only be available in the West Stand (including the first floor) and blocks P2 and P3 in the North Stand.
Buying your tickets for the Sunderland game is easy.
In person from the City Fanstore:
The City Fanstore at King Power Stadium will be open 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and from 9am-2pm on Sundays.
On Matchdays, the City Fanstore is open from 9am until kick-off and then for 45 minutes after the final whistle.
Call the City Sales Centre:
Call 0844 815 5000 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
Email the City Sales Centre:
Email email@example.com with your ticketing requirements and one of the sales team will call you back.