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Where?

Sports Cafe, Haymarket, London. Nearest tube stations Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines) & Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines).

 

When?

6-10pm, Saturday 27th October

 

How much?

£10. Half price to those who kindly donated at least £5 per ticket when purchasing their Gameday tickets through us.

 

What do I get for that?

Entry to the best party in town.

Entry to a Patriots prize draw.

Last time we had .. Cheerleaders, Mascot, Alumni and Bob Kraft. No promises this time, but expect "something similar".

 

How do I get in?

By ticket only!

UKPatriots members will get priority allocation. Invitations will be sent by email to each qualifying memebrship category.

Please make sure that your UKP profile email address is up to date to avoid missing out.

 

Is this strictly for Patriots fans? I may not be a full Patriots fan, but I do like them.

It is a Patriots party, and we are pre-selling to Patriots fans. We do, however, realise that Pats fans in the UK may want to come with friends who might not yet seen the light. So If a Pats fan wants to bring one non-Pats friend, that's fine by us.

 

Is it Patriots colours only ?

Almost .. Red Sox will be allowed of course. BC Eagles maybe. No other NFL team and no soccer team please. And absolutley NO NYY caps - You will be escorted round the corner and thrown into the Trafalgar Square fountains!

 

How many tickets are for sale? What are the chances of the event selling out?

There are approx. 400 tickets. We expect it to be a sell-out.

We will be pre-selling around 150 to UKPatriots members who bought their gameday ticket through us and then to other UKPatriots members in priority of length of service, post count etc.

We are expecting Patriots FCOR groups to take around 150.

That leaves a further 100 which may be reserved for collection/payment at the door.

 

Will the tickets be posted or will my name and guest name be on a list?

Any pre-paid tickets to UK addresses will either be mailed to you, or they can be left for collection at the door, as you prefer.

Reserved tickets that are not pre-paid will need to be collected at the door. You will need your name, and a photo ID.

 

How is payment to be made , do you accept paypal?

No Paypal. We will take pre-payment by UK bank transfer for UK-based gamdeday ticket holders only. Everyone else is "Cash on Collection".

 

If I apply for tickets how soon before I know if I have been succesful?

We've only just annouced this, so any of the early ticket applications will be OK so far. You will receive an email confirmation together with details of how to collect tickets.

 

My son is travelling from the US with me. He's 13. Can I get a ticket for him?

Due to licensing laws, no under-18s will be allowed.

 

Can I pay in USD?

Yes, it's $15.

 

Do you take Credit Cards?

Not for tickets, no. It will be CASH ONLY at the door. .

 

Will Patriots merchandise be available to purchase on the night?

There will be some great Pats Merchandise as raffle prizes. Your ticket will provide you with an automatic entry into the grand raffle prize, but you will also be able to buy further raffle tickets on the night. The Patriots cheerleaders will be in attendance and they will be signing and selling their calendars.

 

Do I need ID?

We are advising EVERYBODY to bring photo-id with them. This is for proof of age and is also necessary for anybody collected pre-booked tickets at the door.

 

When will tickets be sent out?

Any UKPatriots gameday ticket holder who also purchase party tickets will behave their party tickets sent out with gameday tickets the week .. planned shipping date is Wednesday 10th October.

 

We will be too busy in the week running up to the game to take any further payments after next Friday, but will still take reservations for collection at the door up until midnight on Sunday 20th.

 

When can I collect them?

There will be a collection window on both the Friday and Saturday (23rd/24th). Times are to be confirmed.

 

Is this the whole Sports Cafe being shut off, or just the "team room"?

The whole venue is booked for our exclusive use until 9.30pm

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Add "How do I get in"?

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As a way for transparency and to help avoid any confusion there may be surrounding the UKPatriots pre-game party, we thought it would be best to have a party FAQs thread.

 

To make things easier for everyone, can I please ask that you only post questions about the party on here, stay on topic and don't reply to questions. I may not be able to reply within 30 seconds of the question being posted but I'll try my best.

 

If you did not find the answer to your question here, please feel free to post a question and I'll try my best to answer it and add it to the list. If you don't want people to see that you have asked a question, please feel free to private message me.

 

Ticket questions and queries are more than welcome.

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UKPatriots gameday ticket holders should have received an email to apply for their tickets. Once we get numbers, the next email will go out.

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Whats the nearest train/Tube station to this place? Never been there and just wondering how you get there

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Whats the nearest train/Tube station to this place? Never been there and just wondering how you get there

 

Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines) & Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines). Answer added to FAQs.

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Email says that tix have to be collected/paid for between 12-2 on Friday/Saturday - Travelling down from Edinburgh on the Train and said train doesn't get in until about 2ish, is it possible to collect on the night or have them sent in advance as I'd not like to miss out on this.

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I've got the email Ryan .. we'll pick up any personal arrangements there to avoid flooding this thread.

In response to the question, we may be able to hold some on the door, but it makes things very difficult for us, because we do not want to be spending our time managing separate queues for tickets, collections, and wait listed fans.

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Email invitations have gone out to...

1a. UKP members who have bought their gameday tickets through us and donated.

1b. UKP members who have bought their gameday tickets through without donation.

2. Full UKP members

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There is a small possibility that if anyone made their 50th UKP post in the last 2 days, that you will have been "promoted" from "Active" to "Full", and been missed out when I extracted each member list for the Invite mail merge.

Let me know if you think you've fallen through this gap.

 

Meanwhile, invites have been sent to: Bamurphy norseman Rich From Paris BigGaz Harry Lime Patriots Den Family Guy BBMW RedSoxBhoy Cormac trebell patriots80 susieq fulltilt Jawa242 pondbridge Bob Markus A stanley morgan Tom12 Miggs Iain UKNYJ Dublin Matt scottay AS10 nepalex HullPat76 xXJippedXx Lardyboy104 reddishpat patriot_tommo brownricky86 matt20382 FTJohnny MacGyver therugbyhonke Ian40 LJG0722 SBach71 Donjamin SuperFan73 wilfork for food Mark Rolfe ferguc Stejon sanj2000

 

Update: BrownRicky - You won't have an invite because you email was returned undelivered.

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StephenRhys - good point re junk mail folder. I think all of us newer signings need to check our junk mail folders to ensure the Secret Seagull's email don't go in there. Just tried to check at work on my smartphone, and can't even see a junk mail folder (stupid Nokia) - oh dear.

Yes - You should add "Tickets@UKPatriots.com" as a trusted sender.

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Has anyone picked up my reply? Trying not to panic but worried I've missed out.

Yes .. patience patience please. I have a real job to do too.

 

Confirmations WILL be sent out. Divving up 160 gameday and 500 party tickets with nothing more than Excel and Google mailmerge, whilst pretending to be working at my desk, isn't a quick process. We are not Ticketmaster .. which is why you haven't had to pay any TicketShafter fees. ;-)

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Ready to roll ..

 

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Damo/Jamie - This it NOT for Twitter please. Public sale not until Friday. Got to look after our UKP members first ;-)

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I want to thank you lot so much for making this happen. To think I have supported the pats for nearly 30 years and had no idea such a group of people existed or cared about uniting fans accross the UK and further and most importantly, providing us with an experience closer to home to enable us to get closer to the team we all love. I sometimes find being a fan over here definately is a case of absence makes the heart grow fonder.

 

Are you going to announce the special guests when you have confirmation or just suprise us on the night?

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Are you going to announce the special guests when you have confirmation or just suprise us on the night?

 

The latter.

 

Makes things more exciting Mark ;)

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Will there be anywhere to store bags at the place? Will be buying a few things Saturday and not staying in London so cant drop bags off.

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Will there be anywhere to store bags at the place? Will be buying a few things Saturday and not staying in London so cant drop bags off.

 

No

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Who is this Kristina you speak of, pics please.

Did you not read my gentler reminder in the post immediately above yours ?

 

As per James's very polite request .. please keep this thread for genuine party questions only ! Start another thread for other subjects.

 

Posts that do not directly contribute tot he FAQ have been moved here => http://ukpatriots.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4897

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Guest JetGough

Hi, I'm new here.

 

Possible noob question, are there still tickets available for the party? My fiancé and I will be in London from the Friday until Sunday for the events, and would love to come along to the party.

 

I understand I've probably left it quite late. I've only just discovered this community!

 

Cheers,

 

Matt.

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Hi, I'm new here.

 

Possible noob question, are there still tickets available for the party? My fiancé and I will be in London from the Friday until Sunday for the events, and would love to come along to the party.

 

I understand I've probably left it quite late. I've only just discovered this community!

 

Cheers,

 

Matt.

 

The same goes for me. I'm coming for the game from Germany and have been looking for a pre game party to meet some other Patriots.

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Guest JetGough

Gutted, email says it's fully sold out :(

 

Really hope I can pick up 2 tickets on the day...

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Does anybody know where people can go if they have been knocked back on applications to the pre-game party, as I received an e-mail saying it is all sold out now?

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Really hope I can pick up 2 tickets on the day...

 

You won't be able to 'pick up' tickets on the day. You're on the 'wait list'. Any successful wait list applicants will be notified on the Friday.

 

Does anybody know where people can go if they have been knocked back on applications to the pre-game party, as I received an e-mail saying it is all sold out now?

 

'Knocked back'? Sorry mate. You mean informed people who applied for tickets to a limited event too late that they weren't successful?

 

As for where people can go, there's about three million pubs, restaurants, theatres, museums and cinemas in London. Lots to do.

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I wasn't using the term in a derogatory way, just saying I hadn't managed to get tickets.

 

Also, when I asked the question, I meant places to go Patriots related, not just in general.

 

Thanks for your help though....

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I wasn't using the term in a derogatory way, just saying I hadn't managed to get tickets.

 

Also, when I asked the question, I meant places to go Patriots related, not just in general.

 

Thanks for your help though....

 

Cool. Apologies for being short in my response.

 

Didn't realise you meant Patriots related events. Looks like it's all sorted now.

 

Just to note that the party will finish at 9.30pm and the doors will be opened to the public. I'd imagine most people will be hanging around for a while.

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Personally I had no interest in going to the Pre-game party, but I'd like to thank the organisers for keeping me in the loop with information with this thread and subsequent emails.

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I wasn't using the term in a derogatory way, just saying I hadn't managed to get tickets.

 

Also, when I asked the question, I meant places to go Patriots related, not just in general.

 

Thanks for your help though....

 

Cool. Apologies for being short in my response.

 

Didn't realise you meant Patriots related events. Looks like it's all sorted now.

 

Just to note that the party will finish at 9.30pm and the doors will be opened to the public. I'd imagine most people will be hanging around for a while.

No problem, maybe we'll head over to the sports cafe at 9:30, hopefully we'll get in.

 

Cheers

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Guest sanj2000

James - on the Fan Rally thread, it was suggested that (if applicable) we could pick up our tickets for the Pre Game Party at the Wembley Tour (Secret Seagull will bring them), but those interested need to email the Ticketing address to request this. I'm on the tour, and am just about to send my email.

 

As a newbie, I don't know about the payment method - how do we use payment by UK bank transfer? Or should I just give S/S cash on the tour?

 

Thanks,

 

Sanj

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As a newbie, I don't know about the payment method - how do we use payment by UK bank transfer? Or should I just give S/S cash on the tour?

 

Cash only please as per FAQs above.

 

How is payment to be made , do you accept paypal?

No Paypal. We will take pre-payment by UK bank transfer for UK-based gamdeday ticket holders only. Everyone else is "Cash on Collection".

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JetGough and others who haven't got tickets for the Pre Game Party - if you end up not getting any tickets, someone on the "Where Are You Staying For The London Game" thread mentioned the "Famous 3 Kings" sports bar.

 

F3K is in West Kensington. Bit of a trek from central. Worth hanging about in the West End. Plenty of places in the West End Highly recommend The Diner on Carnaby St. But let's head back over there to discuss alternative places to go. This thread is for people who are attending the party and have questions.

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Guest JetGough

Okay great thanks for advice. I got another email saying my application wasn't successful. Win some, lose some - my own fault for not discovering this community sooner I guess! :D

 

Im sure we'll find some good alternatives. Enjoy the party folks.

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Okay great thanks for advice. I got another email saying my application wasn't successful. Win some, lose some - my own fault for not discovering this community sooner I guess! :D

 

Im sure we'll find some good alternatives. Enjoy the party folks.

 

JetGough,

 

There may be a meet up of UK Patriot fans at the fan rally at Trafalgar Square between 12- 5, it may be a good place to meet some of the UKPatriots, also the Sports Cafe will be opening it's doors to everyone when the party finishes around about 9:30PM. I imagine quite a few people will do this.

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Guest JetGough

Thanks for info. Probably go somewhere following the rally, then make it over to the Sports Cafe at 9:30

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I am one of the lucky people who will have a ticket for the pre-game party at the Sports Cafe. I am really grateful for that and I am looking forward to it so much. I like to wish the organizers lots of fun and pleasure as they prepare for this great event. Thanks so much for doing this for the fans. You are great!

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What are the chances of getting in when the doors open at 9.30?

 

Is there likely to be a bug wait, 1 out 1 in sort of deal?

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If you haven't got tickets, get on Twitter and retweet this:

 

@Patriots London bound? RT this in the next 2 hrs to win a pair of tix to the sold out @UKPatriots Saturday night party! #PatsInLondon

 

You've got 90 minutes

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Guest JetGough

Just received an email saying I've been allocated some tickets :)

 

See ya'll there - not long now! :D

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Me too!! Can't wait!

 

I'd given up any hope and we had arranged a different Saturday night, so this just feels even better now!!

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Guest JetGough

See you there Kinty, I'll be the big tattoed lad in a pats letterman, hopefully in a new road white jersey!

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Have a spare ticket.......

 

now, do I put it on e-bay :)

 

if it for teh pre game you tell james and he will allocate it to the waiting list people

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Have a spare ticket.......

 

now, do I put it on e-bay :)

 

if it for teh pre game you tell james and he will allocate it to the waiting list people

 

Sorted, thanks guys.

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