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A new matchday experience

6 May 2021

Hartlepool United are pleased to announce that in line with our recent support of  ‘The Hart Of Our Club 1908', the club will be working with the fan group on re-opening and operating a full match day experience from the Victoria Lounge from the start of next season, 2021 – 2022 season.

THOOC1908 will use funds raised by fans to help improve and refurbish the bar area as one of their ‘Fan, Community, Club' commitment projects, where the fans will enjoy a much-improved match day experience.

The Victoria Lounge, adjacent to the main car park and which has been underutilized or closed for a number of seasons, will be renamed ‘Club 1908'. This initiative will breathe new life into the bar and encourage fans to come down to Victoria Park ahead of kick off and to stay after the game. All proceeds from bar and food sales will retained by the football club as with any other area of the ground, but this will give HOOC1908 an opportunity to have a presence on a matchday and an area to focus matchday fundraising efforts to contribute to future projects with the club.

THOOC1908 are determined to give the fans a bar they can call their own and be proud of and will welcome any ideas and improvements to its facilities from their members that they would like to see incorporated into the match day experience.

The initiative is part of a wider project which will also incorporate improvements to the technical equipment and set up of bars around Victoria Park (improving the quality of a pint!) and a fresh look at how catering kiosks and bars around the ground are operated.

For more information on THOOC1908, visit the website and sign up

The Hart Of Our Club 1908 would also like to place on record its thanks to the Football Club for this opportunity. This move shows the Clubs commitment to work alongside the fans and helps bring the Club and its Fans closer than ever before.​

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