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    Well In scheme returns

  • Club

    2022/23 Season Tickets now on sale

  • First team

    Alexander looks ahead to Celtic game

  • First team

    Van Veen: “We want to finish off in style”

  • Archive

    Next Up: Celtic

  • First team

    Manager reacts to win over Hearts

  • First team

    Motherwell qualify for Europe with win over Hearts

  • Club

    Vote for your 2021/22 goal of the season

  • Club

    New hybrid pitch to be installed

  • First team

    Liam Kelly: ‘We are in control’

  • Club

    Well In scheme returns

    Well In scheme returns

    The Well In scheme, which was launched last summer to help families from low income and unemployed households continue to watch their team, will return again in 2022/23.

    Beyond the challenges of Covid-19 and the recent energy and cost of living pressures, our area also faces economic issues in normal times. Our unemployment rate is higher than the Scottish and British average, and many other families and individuals are surviving on low incomes.

    In the 1980s and early 1990s, our town was going through another crisis with high unemployment. Then, the club, the fans and local businesses rallied around to help people receive free tickets for matches. We displayed our community spirit and care for each other, ensuring people remained part of our family and stayed in contact with people, while they tried to get back on their feet.

    Last summer, ‘Well fans, known for their generosity in all our charitable collections, got behind the idea and donated around £60,000. After match funding, that led to almost 750 people in the local area being able to watch their team when circumstances may had prevented them.

    We are once asking supporters who feel financially able to donate towards the scheme this year.

    All donations of any value are welcome, with 100% of the money going towards the purchase of season tickets. In return, the club will again match all donations to ensure as many season tickets as possible are made available to our community.

    To donate, please go to donate.motherwellfc.co.uk or alternatively you can call us on 01698 333333.

  • Club

    2022/23 Season Tickets now on sale

    Season tickets for the 2022/23 campaign are now on sale.

    You are able to renew or purchase your season ticket for the upcoming campaign here.

    2021/22 saw a record number of you commit to getting behind the team and committing to a season ticket. The club are, as ever, hugely appreciative of your support.

    Following a top-six finish and confirmation of our first-ever adventure in the UEFA Europa Conference League, a season ticket will not only guarantee you priority tickets, should they be limited, but also a discount on our first European match at Fir Park in a few months.

    Our popular WELLevate scheme for free junior season tickets and our Well In scheme, providing free season tickets for the unemployed, will also be continued in 2022/23.

    Get your 2022/23 season ticket now

    If renewing, login to your ticketing account.

    You should then have a notification to ‘renew now’ on your profile.

    Then select ‘add to basket’ and follow the on screen instructions to complete the transaction.

    It’s easy to buy new. Head here to our online ticketing platform and then press ‘season tickets’.

    You’ll then be given the option to choose where in the stadium you would like to sit. From there, you can create yourself an account and then buy your season ticket for the 2022/23 campaign.

    Alternatively, call us on 01698 333333 or email tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    What’s different this year

    We’ve made a few changes to our pricing categories.

    We have switched our Junior ticket so that you qualify if you are 11 and under. At the same time, we are expanding our discount offering on the Young Adult category to now include everyone from ages 12 through 17.

    The other change is that we are increasing our concession ticket age group, bringing us into line with the rest of the Scottish Premiership clubs, to age 65 and over. However, any renewing season ticket holder currently aged 59 to 64 will continue to enjoy a concession discount until they reach the age of 65.

    We are extending the option to pay your season ticket over a maximum of six standing order payments directly to the club, with no interest payments of fees, providing full payment is made by December 2022.

    Prices

    For those renewing their season ticket from 2021/22, concession tickets are for anyone aged 59 and over. For those buying new in 2022/23, it’s 65 and over.

    In addition, concession prices also apply to full time students with a valid matriculation card.

    The Early Bird discount will end on Friday 17th June 2022.

    A message from the Chairman

    First off, I want to thank you for your interest in purchasing a season ticket for the 2022/23 campaign.

    Fir Park has always been a home from home for me, I’ve spent the last sixty years of my life coming to this ground, making memories, enjoying magical moments and, too often, dealing with despair. It makes football what it is.

    This year we again ask you to help underpin the financial health of Motherwell FC by renewing your season ticket for the forthcoming campaign. I very much hope you will continue to do so with the same unwavering loyalty and generosity that Motherwell fans have demonstrated across the decades, but particularly so in the last few challenging years.

    Our aim is to always do the right thing by you, our supporters and that was particularly true during the Covid-19 crisis. We stood by our promise to roll over season tickets from the ‘behind closed doors’ 2020-21 campaign, into the current 2021-2022 season.

    That, together with our Well In scheme, which was backed so fantastically by other ‘Well fans and helped 750 supporters attend matches when they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to follow the team, combined to give us almost 5,700 season ticket holders. Our best total by some distance.

    As we emerge from the pandemic, we do appreciate life is tough and pressures still exist. We’ve tried to make this season ticket easier and more flexible than ever to buy by increasing the option to spread interest free payments. But what is very true is that we need you now more than perhaps any time in our history.

    Motherwell FC is fully fan-owned and therefore, fully fan-funded. Our determination to compete, our attempts to recruit the best players to maintain a challenge for the top-six and European football, our dedication to maintain our academy at elite status our willingness to continue to improve our facilities, depends entirely on your support and backing. We literally couldn’t do any of those things without you.

    Clubs often say that season ticket holders are the lifeblood of the club. As a fan-owned club, that really is true.

    For our part, the club will continue to examine new ways of generating additional revenue streams and look at ways to streamline costs and make the club more efficient. We will roll these out over the coming months.

    But this needs to be done whilst remaining competitive in what is probably the most challenging top league in Scotland for decades.  It is not an easy balance to get right, but it is essential that we do. Our club only works properly and with a chance of success when all the component parts – fans, owners, playing and coaching staff, the management team and the board – work in unison.

    We have done that so well since the transition to fan ownership and I once again ask you to come with us on the journey for 2022/2023.

    Thanks

    Jim McMahon
    Chairman

    WELLevate scheme

    We are delighted to continue our WELLevate offer, which has been running now for a decade.

    Any Adult or Senior Citizen Concession ticket can claim one free Junior ticket in the John Hunter Stand and Phil O’Donnell Stand and up to two in the Davie Cooper Stand.

    We are making one small adjustment to the offering this season. On several occasions during the 2021/22 campaign, we have been unable to sell matchday tickets in the John Hunter Stand, with it being effectively ‘sold out’, despite a significant amount of seats lying empty, the majority of which are non-attending WELLevate tickets.

    In order to try and avoid that, we are asking anyone wishing to take advantage of the scheme to do so at the point of renewing / purchasing and not on an ad-hoc basis during the campaign.

    Pay by Standing Order

    We are offering the option of paying for your season ticket through a standing order payment each month.

    There is the option to pay your season ticket over a maximum of six standing order payments directly to the club, with no interest payments of fees, providing full payment is made by December 2022.

    To set this standing order up, you must contact us directly.

    We are available on 01698 333333 or email tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Activating your online account

    If you haven’t already registered online and are a season ticket holder, you must activate your account.

    If you’re a season ticket holder looking to renew your season tickets and/or buy cup game tickets, you must activate your account before you can buy.

    To activate your account, select ‘sign in’ from the top right corner of the ticket page.

    Look for Have an existing account? Activate it now.

    Input your customer number and surname, then press ‘Find my account’.

    Verify your contact details, including an email you have access to, and create a password. Then, save your details. You’re in.

    I am renewing

    If you wish to renew your season ticket, all you have to do is login to your online ticketing profile at the top right hand side of the page.

    Once you have done this, you will be taken back to the main page.

    Select ‘season tickets’ at the top right. You should then have a notification to ‘renew now’.

    Then select ‘add to basket’ and follow the on screen instructions to complete the transaction.

    Due to alterations of prices, there will be a wait before your season ticket card is sent to you directly.

    I didn’t have a 2021/22 season ticket and I want to buy one

    It’s easy to do this. Head here and then press the profile icon in the top right.

    From here, select ‘create an account’ and fill out your personal details.

    Once completed, you will be sent an email with your customer number.

    You will be taken back to the homepage of the website where you then select ‘season tickets’.

    You’ll then be given the option to choose where in the stadium you would like to sit.

    Alternatively, call us on 01698 333333 or email tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    The Well In scheme

    The Well In scheme, which was launched last summer to help families from low income and unemployed households continue to watch their team, will return again in 2022.

    After matched funding, that led to almost 750 people in the local area being able to watch their team when circumstances may had prevented them.

    We are once asking supporters who feel financially able to donate towards the scheme this year.

    To donate, please go to donate.motherwellfc.co.uk or alternatively you can call us on 01698 333333.

    Need Help?

    If you need assistance with using our online ticketing website, a guide can be found here.

    Alternatively, call us on 01698 333333 or email tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk.

  • First team

    Alexander looks ahead to Celtic game

    Motherwell manager Graham Alexander is delighted that his side have qualified for the Europa Conference League with one cinch Premiership game left to play.

    However, he insists that the job is not complete yet and they will go to Celtic Park looking for three points to finish fourth in the table.

  • First team

    Van Veen: “We want to finish off in style”

    Striker and fan favourite Kevin van Veen is looking forward to representing on the European stage next season.

    He says the team have shown resilience to finish in a European spot and now go to Celtic in the cinch Premiership looking to end the season on a high

  • Archive

    Next Up: Celtic

    Next Up: Celtic

    We travel to Glasgow to take on Celtic on Saturday in the final cinch Premiership game of the season.

    Kick off is at 12.15pm.

    Match tickets are only available to season ticket holders. A limited number of restricted view tickets are available online now or visit the ticket office at Fir Park. No tickets can be purchased on the day of the game.

    Ticket office opening times

    Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9-4pm

    Ticket prices

    • Adults: £27 restricted view
    • Under16 & over65: £17 restricted view
    • Under 13: £9 restricted view
    • Wheelchair & carer: £20
    Watch the game

    The game will be live on Sky Sports main event, channel 401.

    Tale of the tape

    Both sides were celebrating midweek after the hosts won the league title and Motherwell clinched a European spot.

    Graham Alexander will still believe his side have work to do as finishing fourth will be the aim, although the home side have been in formidable form.

    Form guide

    The Steelmen go into this on the back of two fine wins which eventually secured European football.

    Celtic haven’t lost in the league since September and are undefeated at home domestically, conceding only six goals.

  • First team

    Manager reacts to win over Hearts

    “I’m so proud that everyone dug in and kept believing. We fought together and that’s why we got what we deserved.”

  • First team

    Motherwell qualify for Europe with win over Hearts

    Motherwell qualify for Europe with win over Hearts

    Motherwell showed tremendous determination and grit to claim a place in next season’s UEFA Europa Conference League with a 2-1 win over Hearts.

    A breath-taking start with two goals in the opening nine minutes heightened the drama as ‘Well chased a win which would almost certainly guarantee them at least fifth spot in the cinch Premiership.

    As the Steelmen moved up to fourth place, the players took a deserved lap of honour as the ‘Well fans partied and looked out their passports.

    In their bid for a European place Graham Alexander’s men made the perfect start when Joe Effort’s third-minute strike gave them the lead. But Josh Ginnelly’s equaliser killed any thoughts of celebrations.

    Another crucial goal from Ricki Lamie ten minutes into the second half put the home side in the driving seat which they firmly maintained until the final whistle.

    Despite his winning goal against Ross County on Saturday, Kevin van Veen was only fit enough for a place on the bench. Ross Tierney also stepped down as Callum Slattery and Dean Cornelius were restored to the starting line-up.

    In their quest to collect three points and secure a European place the Fir Park men made a dream start.

    Slattery diagonal pass sent Connor Shields racing into the box and when his low angled drive was parried by Ross Stewart, Efford pounced on the loose ball and lift it high into the net beyond the grounded ’keeper.

    That raised the spirits and expectations of the home fans but they were grounded just seven minutes later when the Edinburgh side equalised. Ginnelly latched on to a through ball, skipped past Juhani Ojala on his way into the penalty box before sliding the ball beyond the advancing Liam Kelly to make it 1-1.

    ‘Well responded positively to that setback and a couple of tempting crosses sped across Stewart’s six-yard box found no takers in claret and amber.

    At the other end Kelly made an impressive save when he dived low to his right to push away Peter Haring’s 20-yard drive.

    As the half progressed the Tynecastle side, with a handful of first-choice players on the bench, found their passing game. That left ‘Well finding it difficult to win and retain possession, particularly in their opponent’s half.

    Three minutes from the interval a speedy break breached the Hearts’ defence. Having raced clear of Toby Sibbick, though, Efford elected to shoot for goal rather than play in Sean Goss and Shields who looked better placed to test Stewart.

    The introduction of Van Veen at half-time as the Steelmen went three up front almost had an immediate effect. The ‘Well striker pulled the Hearts’ defence wide leaving Efford unmarked to meet Shields floated cross only to nod the ball a couple of metres wide of Stewart’s right-hand post.

    Suddenly the home side posed a threat on the visitors’ goal that was missing in the first half.

    And that threat was converted into a goal after 55 minutes.

    Van Veen’s turn and shot produced a corner. Slattery’s inswinger found Haring’s headed clearance fall kindly for Lamie who calmly stroked it through a packed goal line to make it 2-1.

    Hearts again looked for a quick equaliser and three minutes later Kelly did well to get down and hold Alex Cochrane’s free kick as Liam Boyce hovered for a slip up.

    Robbie Neilson strengthened his attack with on loan Everton striker Ellis Simms, before with 20 minutes remaining, Goss and Slattery made way for Ross Tierney and Liam Shaw.

    No doubt with one eye on next week’s Scottish Cup final, Hearts made a succession of substitutions in the final 15 minutes which interrupted the flow of the game.

    However, ‘Well remained focused on their objective and despite the fear of conceding a late equaliser.

    Those thoughts should have been erased six minutes from time. Tierney won the ball and set up Efford on the left of the box but with plenty of support in front of goal he shot tamely toward the waiting Stewart.

    That left the Fir Park fans having to endure seven minutes of added on time, erupting at the final whistle as the team stoutly defended their lead to claim a coveted European spot.

  • Club

    Vote for your 2021/22 goal of the season

    It’s time to vote for your Motherwell FC goal of the season for 2021/22.

    The choices are viewable on the video above, and are as follows:

    • A | Callum Slattery v Ross County
    • B | Kevin van Veen v Aberdeen
    • C | Dean Cornelius v St Johnstone
    • D | Kevin van Veen v Livingston
    • E | Jordan Roberts v Ross County
    • F | Liam Donnelly v Morton
    • G| Ross Tierney v St Mirren
    • H | Kevin van Veen v St Johnstone
    • I | Connor Shields v St Mirren
    • J | Callum Slattery v Livingston

    Choose yours by voting in our poll here.

  • Club

    New hybrid pitch to be installed

    New hybrid pitch to be installed

    On Thursday of this week, we will begin significant development works at the stadium with the installation of a new hybrid pitch at Fir Park. 

    We have selected industry-experts SIS Pitches, who will work in partnership with AllGrass, to rebuild the pitch literally from the ground up.

    That will see the clearing of the current pitch, and the previous one that still exists beneath the current surface, the installation of an enhanced drainage system, a new irrigation system and new undersoil heating piping.

    When the pitch construction is concluded and seed is in the ground, around five week’s worth of work, SIS will then complete the process of ‘stitching’ the new surface.

    Hybrid football pitches consist of 95% natural grass which is reinforced with synthetic stitched fibres. That allows greater durability, enhanced drainage and longer playing time with the feel of real grass.

    When complete, Motherwell will be the fourth Scottish Premiership club to have a hybrid pitch following Celtic, Hearts and Rangers’ installations in recent years.

    “For the last decade or more, the club has spent considerable cash, each summer, patching up the pitch to try and get us through the following season,” Chief Executive Alan Burrows said.

    “Owing almost exclusively to the skill and talent of Paul Matthew, our current Head Groundsman, and his deputies, we have seen a marked improvement over the last few years, albeit the root problems continue to persist under the surface and maintaining a reliable, stable pitch is becoming increasingly more challenging, particularly through the winter months.

    “We are throwing away good money every year by not fully fixing this issue.

    “So the Board have decided to do just that, which will not only provide an enhanced and reliable playing surface, but will also materially reduce the annual maintenance costs and allow us to further commercialise the pitch and the stadium, much like we have done in the past, but have been unable to in recent times because of the poor pitch construction.

    “As a part of that rebuilding process, we also plan to reduce the slope of the pitch, which runs from the Cooper/Hunter Stand corner at its highest point, to the McLean/O’Donnell Stand corner at its lowest, by half of what it is now.

    “That will improve the playability of the pitch for players, whilst significantly enhancing the sight lines in both the Cooper and McLean stands lower corners.”

  • First team

    Liam Kelly: ‘We are in control’

    Vice-captain Liam Kelly says Motherwell are well aware that they are in control of whether they will qualify for the Europa Conference League.

    A win would secure a European spot and the Scotland international is prepared for a tight game with Hearts but knows they are more than capable of getting the job done.