Wildcats will meet MK Lightning on Saturday

By Barrie Hudson - 26 September 2023


Swindon Wildcats have announced that their fixture against MK Lightning will go ahead on Saturday, 30 September.

It will take place in Milton Keynes as home venue the Link Centre remains closed following the flooding of a little over a week ago.

There has been no word yet from GLL, which manages the Link, as to when it will reopen.

The Wildcats said in a statement: "The Bespoke Guardians Swindon Wildcats are delighted to confirm the game with MK this weekend WILL be going ahead after all. 

"The game will be played in MK and we would like to express our deepest thanks and appreciation to Planet Ice and the MK Lightning for making this possible. Face-off will be 7pm and Swindon Wildcats fans will have access to seating in Blocks 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. This will be classed as a home game for Swindon so expect to see the usual 50/50, SOHB and chuck-a-puck competitions."

Wildcats season ticket holders will be able to attend the game - this is included in season tickets - and holders will be allocated a seat. Season ticket holders who would like to attend must email [email protected] by 6pm on Wednesday 27 September and a seat will be reserved. 

The statement continued: "You will receive confirmation of your seat by email. If you are a MKL season ticket holder then you can book a ticket with your regular seat and we’re pleased to offer you a reduced price of £13.50. All other tickets are available for purchase on the Planet Ice website at the usual MKL prices.

"We do not know when the Better Link Centre will be reopened, so the club would like to announce that all tickets purchased online for any of the first four home games will be refunded. We are working with our ticketing partner to arrange this, and more information will be released in the next few days.

"Finally, we know that travel to MK may be an issue for some people, so we are looking into this and trying to come up with a solution. Unfortunately, this is a very late booking and there are expected train strikes this weekend, meaning severe disruption to travel and very limited availability of coaches."

If a coach can be secured, the details will be passed on via the supporters' club.

The statement added: "Please understand that this is an unprecedented situation and that we are doing everything we can to ensure everyone who wants to watch the game, can.

"We hope you will continue to support the team and it would be amazing for the Club to see as many of you as possible in Milton Keynes on Saturday evening."


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