LEIGHTON Baines and Joel Robles were among the special guests as hundreds of Evertonians flocked to a star-studded Season Ticket celebration evening on Tuesday.
The free event rewarded the loyalty of supporters and celebrated the club’s successful 2017/18 Season Ticket campaign.
Fans in attendance got a first glimpse of the club’s All For One, One For All campaign videos. Featuring a number of the first-team squad, manager Ronald Koeman and several club icons, the emotional films convey the relationship between Blues players and the fanbase.
Everton fans packed into Camp and Furnace to hear anecdotes and tales from Everton favourites Joe Royle, Kevin Sheedy, Graeme Sharp, Ian Snodin and Graham Stuart.
Hosted by Jennifer Jewell and Gav P, regular presenters on a matchday in the Goodison Fan Zone, supporters had the chance to experience an exclusive evening of street food, beer, cocktails, bands and DJs at one of the city’s coolest venues.
There was also an appearance from diehard Blue and WBC Cruiserweight Champion Tony Bellew, who spoke at length about his burning passion for the club.
First-team duo Baines and Joel took part in a Q&A – and offered their well-wishes to injured teammate Seamus Coleman, one of the players starring in the campaign’s promotional films.
“It’s good to come along to events like this,” Baines said.
“Events like this are an added bonus for fans who are spending their hard-earned money on Season Tickets. It’s good for the club to put this evening on and it’s good for us to be able to turn up, share a few anecdotes and tell stories.
“The Season Ticket video features several players and it’s also good to see people like Duncan and Unsy, Joe Royle and Sheeds involved too. They all say similar things about what a fantastic club this is either to play for, have played for or be working for.”
Club legends Sharp and Sheedy, members of the glorious team of the 1980s, also took to the stage, answering questions about their best Goodison memories and their thoughts ahead of the 228th Merseyside derby this weekend.
Season Ticket prices at Goodison Park will be frozen and in some cases reduced for the 2017/18 season.
Current Season Ticket holders are encouraged to renew ahead of the Guarantee Your Seat Deadline on Thursday 6 April. The deadline represents the last chance for current Season Ticket holders to secure their seat or risk losing it to fans who have registered their interest in a Season Ticket for next term.
Current Season Ticket holders wishing to spread their payments over 10-months can do so by renewing ahead of the 31 March Direct Debit Deadline.
Renewals can also be made in person at the Park End Box Office, online at evertonfc.com/allforone or by phone on 0151 556 1878.
Non-Season Ticket holders can register their interest in a 2017/18 Season Ticket until midnight Thursday 6 April.