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Dulwich Home For Christmas - The Return to Champion Hill

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See statement from the club and trust below:


Dulwich Hamlet Football Club announce the first league fixtures back at Champion Hill

After a month of works on the stadium and the pitch to return the ground to the level required to host first team games the club and the supporter’s trust look forward to welcoming the community back to Champion Hill over the festive period.



Dulwich Hamlet Football Club and Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust are pleased to announce a hat trick of games to celebrate our return to Champion Hill with the first home league game confirmed as our Boxing Day fixture against Eastbourne Borough at 3pm on Wednesday December 26, 2018 closely followed by two more, against Slough Town at 3pm on Saturday December 29, 2018 and then against Bath City at 3pm on Saturday January 5, 2019.

The club and the trust would like to thank all of the volunteers and contributors who have helped to make the return home a reality over the past month by providing resources at incredibly short notice including Meadow Partners, Southwark Council and the National League. The local community members, tradespeople and businesses who have worked round the clock are too numerous to mention in a single statement but the club and the trust will ensure their efforts are acknowledged in due course.

It should also be acknowledged that the work on the stadium and the pitch was completed in time to host the game at 3pm on Saturday December 1, 2018 against Torquay United with the full support of the council and the league however that game will be our final game at Imperial Fields and we are grateful to Tooting & Mitcham FC for their agreement. The decision was taken after consultation with Torquay United about how best to accommodate their considerably higher than average away attendances and the club and the trust felt that the additional ticketing, facilities and safety measures would have resulted in limited availability and a less than optimal matchday experience for both sets of fans. We would like to thank Torquay United and the National League for their help and support during that process.

Tickets for our final game at Imperial Fields against Torquay United will be made available online. This is not an all-ticket match however, and supporters will be able to pay on the gate as usual.

Announcements for the release of tickets for the first three league games back at Champion Hill will be made in the next week.

Depending on FA Trophy results there is also the prospect of an earlier cup fixture on Saturday December 15, 2018.

On the website here: Dulwich Home For Christmas - News - Dulwich Hamlet Football Club
 

Pink Panther

Well-Known Member
Depending on FA Trophy results there is also the prospect of an earlier cup fixture on Saturday December 15, 2018.
There's also the potential for no fixture if we lose to Welling as no National League fixtures are scheduled for that date, in which case it might be useful to arrange a friendly both as a fundraiser and to test our matchday operations at a less challenging fixture.
 

Noss

Well-Known Member
Entirely, we now run the bar, and have installed our own bar manager.
Fantastic news.

Will other matchday operations be along the lines of what currently happens at Tooting, e.g. turnstiles and stewarding will be sourced by the club through a mix of volunteers and paid staff?
 

Pink Panther

Well-Known Member
What was the can bar named? Seem to recall a competition to name it? (May be wrong)
That was all a bit fishy. We were never told who submitted or chose the winning entry, after people had donated to the 12th Man Fund to make suggestions, and everyone just continued calling it "the outside bar" anyway.

I'm not a fan of giving random bits of the ground official names anyway. O
 

PartisanDulwich

Well-Known Member
I just remember how simple Thurrock United kept it - big black waste bins with cans in for soft drinks others for beer and larger

I do hope we have sorted out the tea bar for those that would prefer non alcoholic drinks with their bar of chocolate or food
 

EDC

A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days
I just remember how simple Thurrock United kept it - big black waste bins with cans in for soft drinks others for beer and larger

I do hope we have sorted out the tea bar for those that would prefer non alcoholic drinks with their bar of chocolate or food
. And toilets, plenty of them male and female.
 
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