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ARSENAL Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London N5 1BU.

Chairman: Peter Hill-Wood.

Manager: Arsene Wenger.

Assistant Manager: Pat Rice.

Ground capacity: 38,500.

Ticket office: 020 7704 4040.

Credit Card bookings: 020 7413 3366 (non members); 020 7413 3370 (members).

Season tickets: pounds 429 to pounds 884; 20,000 seats allocated; sold out. 10,000 people on seven-year waiting list.

Match-day tickets: pounds 15 to pounds 37. 12,000 available. Match-day tickets on sale to members two months in advance. Three-year waiting list for membership at pounds 20, with pounds 1 off per ticket. Members get priority and very few tickets, if any, go on sale to the general public. If there are, they go on sale one month in advance. 3,000 away tickets at pounds 17.50 and pounds 18.

Family enclosure: Members only. Match-day tickets pounds 8.50 to pounds 19. Season tickets pounds 445; child pounds 195.

Disabled facilities: Disabled person and helper free.

Website: www.arsenal.co.uk/ ASTON VILLA

Villa Park, Trinity Road, Birmingham B6 6HE.

Chairman: Doug Ellis.

Manager: John Gregory.

Assistant Manager: Steve Harrison.

Ground capacity: 39,339.

Ticket office: 0121 327 5353.

Credit Card bookings: 0121 607 8000

Season tickets: pounds 168 to pounds 400; 30,000 allocated; plenty of season tickets are still available.

Match-day tickets: pounds 10 to pounds 25. Restricted sale for big games; priority goes to those with a Privilege Card. 2,500 away tickets (extra 500 if demand is great) at pounds 20 or pounds 10 children.

Family enclosure: Match-day tickets pounds 22; child pounds 11. Season tickets pounds 352; child pounds 176.

Disabled facilities: Free but helper must pay pounds 10 to pounds 25. Season: Disabled person free; helper pounds 352 to pounds 400.

Website: www.astonvilla-fc.co.uk/

BRADFORD CITY

Valley Parade, Bradford BD8 7DY.

Chairman: Geoffrey Richmond.

Manager: Paul Jewell.

Assistant Manager: Chris Hutchings.

Ground capacity: 18,018.

Ticket office: 01274 770022.

Credit Card bookings: 01274 578000.

Season tickets: pounds 209 to pounds 380; 15,500 allocated; sold out.

Match-day tickets: pounds 11 to pounds 20. 1,800 available to members. Membership is free; tickets go on sale three weeks before match on a first-come first- served basis. 1,200 away tickets at pounds 18 to pounds 22 (concessions pounds 12 to pounds 18).

Family enclosure: Match-day prices (one adult and one child) pounds 17. Season tickets pounds 323.

Disabled facilities: Disabled and helper both half-price.

Website: www.bradford-city.freeserve.co.uk/

CHELSEA

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS.

Chairman: Ken Bates.

Manager: Gianluca Vialli.

Assistant Manager: Gwyn Williams.

Ground capacity: 35,462.

Ticket office: 0891 121 011.

Credit card bookings: 020 7386 7799.

Season tickets: pounds 410 to pounds 1,120; sold out.

Match-day tickets: pounds 24 to pounds 30. Members get priority. Membership costs pounds 35; child pounds 13. Match-day tickets go on sale in instalments; so far the first six matches have been made available , but are sold out. 1,500 to 3,000 away tickets available at pounds 25; child pounds 10.

Family enclosure: Match-day tickets (members only) pounds 25; child pounds 10. Season tickets pounds 410; child pounds 210.

Disabled facilities: Match-day tickets (members only) pounds 10, helper pounds 25. Season tickets pounds 210; helper pounds 410

Website: www.chelseafc.co.uk/

COVENTRY CITY

Highfield Road Stadium, King Richard Street, Coventry CV2 4FW.

Chairman: Bryan Richardson.

Manager: Gordon Strachan OBE.

Assistant Manager: Garry Pendry.

Ground capacity: 23,673.

Ticket office: 02476 234020.

Credit Card bookings: 02476 578000.

Season tickets: pounds 342 to pounds 456; 9,000 sold; more available.

Match-day tickets: pounds 18 to pounds 24; around 6,000 available. 4,000 away tickets available at pounds 21.50; child pounds 10.50. Tickets go on sale four weeks before match.

Family enclosure: Match-day tickets pounds 18; child pounds 9. Season tickets pounds 342; child pounds 171.

Disabled facilities: Match-day tickets pounds 5. Season ticket pounds 50.

Website: www.ccfc.co.uk/

DERBY COUNTY

Pride Park Stadium, Derby DE24 8XL.

Chairman: Lionel Pickering.

Manager: Jim Smith.

First-team coach: Malcolm Crosby.

Ground capacity: 33,258.

Ticket office and Credit Card bookings: 01332 209999.

Season tickets: pounds 260 to pounds 470; 17,000 sold; another 5,000 available.

Match-day tickets: pounds 19 to pounds 26. 8,000 to 10,000 tickets available for home fans, which go on sale two weeks before match. 2,000 to 4,500 away tickets available at pounds 19 to pounds 21; child pounds 10 to pounds 11.

Family enclosure: No family enclosure, but child prices (members only) are pounds 7 to pounds 13. Season tickets from pounds 235.

Disabled facilities: Match-day tickets pounds 15. Season tickets pounds 150. Free tickets for helpers.

Website: www.dcfc.co.uk/

EVERTON

Goodison Park, Liverpool L4 4EL.

Chairman: Sir Philip Carter.

Manager: Walter Smith.

Assistant Manager: Archie Knox.

Ground Capacity: 40,260.

Ticket office: 0151 330 2300.

Credit Card bookings: 0151 471 8000.

Season tickets: pounds 289 to pounds 408. 30,000 allocated, 22,000 sold. Apply by telephone or post.

Match-day tickets: pounds 17 to pounds 24. Away allocation: 3,000.

Family enclosure: Match-day tickets: pounds 20; child pounds 10. Season tickets pounds 340; child pounds 170.

Disabled facilities: Season tickets pounds 357; child pounds 235.

Website: www.evertonfc.com/

LEEDS UNITED

Elland Road, Leeds LS11 0ES.

Chairman: Peter Ridsdale.

Manager: David O'Leary.

Assistant Manager: Eddie Gray.

Ground capacity: 40,204.

Ticket office and Credit Card bookings: 0113 2261000.

Season tickets: pounds 289 to pounds 485; 22,000 sold; tickets still available.

Match-day tickets: pounds 20 to pounds 35. Tickets go on sale 21 days before match on first-come first-served basis. 1,800 to 7,000 away tickets available at pounds 20 to pounds 27.

Family enclosure: Adult season tickets pounds 392; child pounds 127.

Disabled facilities: Match-day tickets: Registered disabled free; helper pounds 13. Season tickets: Disabled free; helper pounds 218.

Website: www.lufc.co.uk/

LEICESTER CITY

Filbert Street, Leicester LE2 7FL.

Chairman: John Elsom.

Manager: Martin O'Neill.

Assistant Manager: John Robertson.

Ground capacity: 21,500.

Ticket office: 0116 291 5296.

Credit Card bookings: 0116 291 5232.

Season tickets: pounds 355 to pounds 585; 10,500 sold; tickets still available.

Match-day tickets: pounds 17 to pounds 27. Members have priority. Tickets go on sale two months before a match for members; one month for non-members. Membership costs pounds 24 per year. 2,000 away tickets at pounds 17 or pounds 20.

Family enclosure: Match-day tickets pounds 17 or pounds 18; child pounds 8 or pounds 9. Season tickets pounds 355 or pounds 375; child pounds 175 or pounds 185.

Disabled facilities: Disabled free. Helpers: match-day tickets pounds 17 or pounds 18. Season tickets pounds 355 or pounds 375. Sold out for this season.

Website: www.lcfc.co.uk/

LIVERPOOL

Anfield Stadium, Liverpool L4 OTH.

Chairman: David Moores.

Manager: Gerard Houllier.

Assistant Manager: Phil Thompson.

Ticket office: 0151 260 8680.

Credit Card bookings: 0151 263 5727.

Ground capacity: 45,362.

Season tickets: pounds 355 to pounds 400; 25,500 allocated; sold out.

Match-day tickets: pounds 19 to pounds 23. Tickets go on sale 26 days before match.

Family enclosure: Match-day tickets (one adult and one child): pounds 28.50 to pounds 34.50. Season tickets (one adult and one child): pounds 532.50 to pounds 562.50.

Disabled facilities: Match-day prices: Disabled: Cup matches free; League matches pounds 3. Helpers normal prices. Season tickets: Disabled pounds 25; helpers pounds 375.

Website: www.anfield.merseyworld.com/

MANCHESTER UNITED

Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 0RA.

Chairman: Martin Edwards.

Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson.

Assistant Manager: Steve McLaren.

Ground capacity: 56,024.

Ticket office and Credit Card bookings: 0161 872 0199.

Season tickets: pounds 304 to pounds 418; sold out.

Match-day tickets: pounds 16 to pounds 22. Tickets are limited to season-ticket holders and members only. Members must apply by post for matches in advance, and if games are oversubscribed tickets are balloted. 3,000 seats are allocated for away fans.

Family enclosure: Match-day tickets pounds 20; child pounds 10. Season tickets pounds 380; child pounds 190.

Disabled facilities: Free.

Website: www.manutd.com/

MIDDLESBROUGH

Cellnet Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS3 6RS.

Chairman: Steve Gibson.

Manager: Bryan Robson.

Assistant Manager: Viv Anderson.

Ground capacity: 35,049.

Ticket office and Credit Card bookings: 01642 877745.

Season tickets: pounds 304 to pounds 456; sold out; 3,000 on waiting list.

Match-day tickets: Home fans pounds 17 to pounds 27; child/OAP pounds 10. Written applications close two weeks before match. 3,000 away tickets available at pounds 22; child/OAP pounds 12.

Family enclosure: Season ticket prices on application.

Disabled facilities: Disabled and helper both half-price.

Website: www.mfc.co.uk/

NEWCASTLE UNITED

St James' Park, Barrack Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4ST.

Chairman: Freddie Shepherd.

Manager: Ruud Gullit.

Assistant Manager: Steve Clarke.

Ground Capacity: 36,610.

Ticket office and Credit Card bookings: 0191 261 1571.

Season tickets: pounds 296 to pounds 496; sold out; 18,000 on waiting list.

Match-day tickets: Home: None available. 1,800 away tickets available at pounds 23.50; child pounds 13.

Family enclosure: Season tickets pounds 299; child pounds 125.

Disabled facilities: Season tickets pounds 160; helper normal prices.

Website: www.nufc.co.uk/

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

Hillsborough, Penistone Road, Sheffield S6 1SW.

Chairman: David Richards.

Manager: Danny Wilson.

Assistant Manager: Frank Barlow.

Ticket office and Credit Card bookings: 0114 2212400

Ground capacity: 39,814.

Season tickets: pounds 226.50 to pounds 431. Tickets still available.

Match-day tickets: pounds 18 to pounds 25. Tickets go on sale three to four weeks in advance.

Family enclosure: Members only: Match-day tickets pounds 10 to pounds 15; child pounds 5 to pounds 9.50. Season tickets pounds 274; child pounds 169.50.

Disabled facilities: Free for disabled and helper.

Website: www.swfc.co.uk/

SOUTHAMPTON

The Dell, Milton Road, Southampton SO15 2XH.

Chairman: Rupert Lowe.

Manager: Dave Jones.

Assistant Manager: John Sainty.

Ground capacity: 15,292.

Ticket office: 023 8022 8575.

Credit Card bookings: 023 8033 7171.

Season tickets: pounds 357 to pounds 425; 9,000 allocated; sold out; 1,000 on waiting list.

Match-day tickets: pounds 21 to pounds 25; child pounds 8. Priority given to members. Tickets go on sale three to four weeks in advance. 1,500 away tickets available at pounds 21 to pounds 23; child pounds 8.

Family enclosure: Season tickets pounds 320; child pounds 120.

Disabled facilities: Free; pounds 15 helpers. No season tickets. Only 18 places available for disabled and helpers, plus five for away team. Details: 023 8066 7547.

Website: www.saintsfc.co.uk/

SUNDERLAND

Stadium of Light, Sunderland SR5 1BT.

Chairman: Bob Murray.

Manager: Peter Reid.

Assistant Manager: Bobby Saxton.

Ground capacity: 42,000.

Ticket office and Credit Card bookings: 0191 551 5151.

Season tickets: pounds 310 to pounds 425; 36,000 allocated; sold out.

Match-day tickets: pounds 23. 6,000 available, including away allocation.

Family enclosure: Season tickets pounds 260; child pounds 145. Match-day tickets pounds 17; child pounds 8.

Disabled facilities: Match-day tickets pounds 10; helper pounds 12. Season tickets pounds 155; helper pounds 230.

Website: www.sunderland-afc.com/

TOTTENHAM

White Hart Lane, 748 High Road, Tottenham, London N17 0AP.

Chairman: Alan Sugar.

Manager: George Graham.

Assistant Manager: Stewart Houston.

Ground capacity: 36,224.

Ticket office: 020 8365 5100.

Credit Card bookings: Members: 020 8365 5100. Non-members: 0870 840 2468.

Season tickets: pounds 560 to pounds 795; 18,500 sold; tickets still available.

Match-day tickets: pounds 24 to pounds 46. Members get priority. Membership fees pounds 24; child/OAP pounds 14. Tickets go on sale to members one month before match; general public 10 days later. 2,000 away tickets at pounds 24 or pounds 28.

Family enclosure: Match-day tickets pounds 20 or pounds 26; child pounds 10 or pounds 13. Season tickets pounds 430 or pounds 485; child pounds 215 or pounds 242.

Disabled facilities: Disabled free. Helpers: Match-day tickets pounds 20 or pounds 24; season tickets pounds 430.

Website: www.spurs.co.uk/

WATFORD

Vicarage Road, Watford WD1 8ER.

Chairman: Sir Elton John.

Manager: Graham Taylor.

Assistant Manager: Kenny Jackett.

Ground Capacity: 22,500.

Ticket office and Credit Card booking: 01923 496010.

Season tickets: pounds 420 to pounds 480; child pounds 60-100; tickets still available.

Match-day tickets: pounds 22 to pounds 30. Members get priority. Away tickets (allocation to be decided) at pounds 24 to pounds 27.

Family enclosure: First parent pounds 420; second parent pounds 212; child 13 to 15 years pounds 100; child 12 and under pounds 60.

Disabled facilities: Season Tickets: Wheelchair-bound pounds 50; Blind free; helpers pounds 199.

Website: www.watfordfc.com/

WEST HAM UTD

Boleyn Ground, Green Street, Upton Park, London E13 9AZ.

Chairman: Terry Brown.

Manager: Harry Redknapp.

Assistant Manager: Frank Lampard Snr.

Ground Capacity: 26,014.

Ticket office and Credit Card bookings: 020 8548 2700.

Season tickets: pounds 435 to pounds 675; 16,000 allocated; sold out.

Match-day tickets: pounds 26 to pounds 42; child pounds 13 to pounds 21. Priority given to members until four weeks before match. 2,200 away tickets at pounds 26 to pounds 31; child pounds 13 to pounds 15.50.

Family enclosure: Match-day tickets pounds 26 to pounds 31; child pounds 13 to pounds 21. Season tickets pounds 435; child pounds 215.

Disabled facilities: Match-day tickets: Registered disabled free; helpers pounds 14.

Website: www.westhamunited.co.uk/

WIMBLEDON

Selhurst Park, South Norwood, London SE25 6PY.

Chairman: Stanley Reed.

Manager: Egil Olsen.

Coaches: Mick Harford and Lars Tjernaas.

Ground Capacity: 26,300.

Ticket Office and Credit Card bookings: 020 8771 8841.

Season tickets: pounds 220 to pounds 370; 15,000 allocated; tickets still available.

Match-day tickets: pounds 15 (members only) to pounds 25; child pounds 9 to pounds 15. 8,000 away tickets available at pounds 22 to pounds 25.

Family enclosure: Season tickets pounds 200; child pounds 90. Match-day tickets pounds 15; child pounds 9.

Disabled facilities: Free.

Website: www.wimbledon-fc.co.uk/

MAJOR DATES FOR 1999-2000 SEASON

FA CARLING PREMIERSHIP Starts: 7 Aug. Ends: 14 May.

NATIONWIDE LEAGUE

Starts: 7 Aug. Ends: 7 May.

FA CUP

First round: 30 Oct. Second round: 20 Nov. Third round: 11 Dec. Fourth round: 8 Jan. Fifth round: 29 Jan. Sixth round: 19 Feb. Semi-finals: 9 Apr. Final: 20 May.

WORTHINGTON CUP

First round (two legs): 11 Aug and 25 Aug. Second round (two legs): 15 Sep and 22 Sep. Third round: 13 Oct. Fourth round: 1 Dec. Fifth round: 15 Dec. Semi-finals (two legs): 12 Jan and 26 Jan. Final: 27 Feb.

AUTO WINDSCREENS SHIELD

First round: 8 Dec. Second round: 12 Jan. Quarter-finals: 26 Jan. Semi- finals: 16 Feb. Area finals (two legs): 1 Mar and 15 Mar. Final: 16 Apr.

EURO 2000 QUALIFYING TIES

ENGLAND

4 Sep: Luxembourg (h). 8 Sep: Poland (a).

SCOTLAND

4 Sep: Bosnia (a). 8 Sep: Estonia (a). 5 Oct: Bosnia (h). 9 Oct: Lithuania (h).

WALES

4 Sep: Belarus (a).

9 Oct: Switzerland (h).

NORTHERN IRELAND

4 Sep: Turkey (h). 8 Sep: Germany (a). 9 Oct: Finland (a).

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

1 Sep: Yugoslavia (h).

4 Sep: Croatia (a). 8 Sep: Malta (a). 10 Oct: Macedonia (a).

EURO 2000 FINALS

Start: 10 Jun. End: 2 July.

GUIDE COMPILED BY REBECCA MORRIS AND JIM BRUCE-BALL

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