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Purchase your wristbands for Meet the Blues Day activities now!

26 July 2018

We will once again be holding Meet the Blues Day this year at Boots and Laces Training Ground.

The annual precursor to the new season will take place on Sunday 29 July from 11am.

Entry to the event will be free of charge and supporters will have the chance to meet the players, get autographs and pictures as well as take part in a range of new activities.

But for a small price you can experience more than ever before.

This includes:

  • 65ft Obstacle Course
  • Bungee Run
  • Gladiator Duel
  • Soft play and Bouncy Castle for kids under 4
  • Face painted
  • Disco Dome
  • 2 big bouncy castles
  • Inflatable Slide
  • Inflatable Darts
  • Inflatable Basketball
  • Inflatable Football Shoot Out

There is also a section for adults and kids a kids-only zone and a soft play section for babies and young children.

You can experience all of the above for the whole day with unlimited re-entries by purchasing one of our wristbands!

Prices for the wristbands are as follows:


Adult/ Child - £4

Family (2 Adult & 2 Child) - £12

On the day

Adult/ Child - £6

Family (2 Adult & 2 Child) - £15

To buy a wristband you can contact the Blues Box Office in person, call 08444 770077 or purchase them online which you can do by clicking here.

You can collect your wristbands from the Blues Box Office prior to the day or you can pick them up at the Commercial stand when arriving at the event.

If you do not wish to purchase a wristband you can still take part in a range of activities.

These include:

  • Mini Golf
  • Trampolines
  • Paintball Shooting Range
  • Mascot Competitions
  • Live Music from Joe Gibson and friends
  • DJ and music throughout the day
  • Treasure hunts with Escape Live
  • Robert Dean the Magician
  • First Team Training Session
  • Community Penalty Kicks
  • Fire Engine and Police Car Visits
  • Player Signings with the Shrimpers Trust
  • Southend U18’s vs Brighton Under 18’s
  • Lakeside Hammers

Chris Powell, Damian Matthew and Kevin Keen will conduct a first team training session as well with supporters encouraged to come along and get a first-hand look at how preparations are shaping up ahead of the new campaign.

And in a change to previous years, there will also be an U18 game as Premier League Category One status Brighton & Hove Albion will be bringing their youth team down to take on Blues U18s.

There will also be the usual Bar and Barbeque from the club as well as Rossi’s and Russo’s selling Ice Cream throughout the day.

It all begins at 11am and it’s a fun filled family day that is definitely not to be missed!

Waitrose car park will be open for fans to park up and walk across (please adhere to Waitrose's car park regulations).

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