FREE Admission to Members of Armed Forces on Sunday

Current serving members of the UK Armed Forces will be admitted FREE to Sunday’s KO Cup quarter-final between Eastbourne and Leicester at Arlington Stadium.

The special offer is to support Armed Forces Day, which officially takes place the previous day.

The Fineprint Eagles’ offer applies specifically to current, full-time, serving members of the Armed Forces who produce a valid services ID card at the season ticket and disabled patrons’ entrance (on the left, as you look at the turnstiles).

Racing gets under way at 3.30pm, with the gates open at 1.45pm on Sunday (June 30).

Eastbourne commercial director, Ian Jordan, said: “We are delighted to join this annual national show of support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.”

He said that if service personnel were unfamiliar with speedway, there was a handy guide in the programme and members of the club’s community team, who wear yellow fleeces or tops, would be on hand to answer questions. Alternatively, the Guide to a Night at Arlington here on the website provides a comprehensive overview.

“Visitors should also not worry about asking any fans from Eastbourne or Leicester about the sport. 

“Speedway fans are friendly people and are always happy to help a newcomer,” Mr Jordan said.

Earlier this year the Eagles and their rivals from the East Midlands fought out a nerve-shredding league match which went the way of the visitors by just one point after Eagle Richard Lawson crashed in the final race – in sight of the chequered flag – after breaking his footrest.

Eastbourne will seek to not only avenge that defeat but aim to build a big enough lead to defend when the second leg takes place at Leicester.

To learn more about Armed Forces Day click here

*A separate discount for ex-service men and women will be announced for a future meeting

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