New ‘FIFA 17 GAME Area’ on Match Days

Accrington Stanley Community Trust in partnership with GAME Accrington are delighted to announce the launch of a new GAME Area at the stadium on match days for young fans to come down and play FIFA 17.

Launching on Saturday 19th November from 1:30pm up until kick off there will be a number of consoles set up in the Hospitality area of the stadium which have been kindly supplied by GAME. This activity is being targeted at young fans aged 16 and below. All participants must have a ticket for the game prior to entering the GAME Area.

This follows the very successful launch of FIFA 17 in September which saw Accrington Stanley first team players Shay McCartan and Aaron Chapman visit the Accrington store to play the console game against young fans.

More new activities are planned which will see regular FIFA Tournaments run from Accrington Stanley Football Club. The Trust’s holiday courses will now see regular Xbox and PlayStation competitions for the participants.

Community Trust Manager, Martin Fearon said ‘We are always looking to build partnerships with local organisations and we are very happy to be linking in with GAME Accrington. The partnership will see more engagement from Accrington Stanley first team players in the community as well as regular new activities for fans to become involved in’.

Lee from GAME Accrington adds “This partnership provides a fantastic opportunity for GAME, as the UK’s leading videogames retailer, to support the local community, combining the passion of both gaming and football.

With most of our staff being dedicated gamers, we recognise the responsibility we have to help make gaming a hobby that is accessible to everyone. We look forward to a range of exciting, upcoming events in-store to engage the local Accrington community.”