On Saturday against Accrington Stanley two Blues fans were invited down to Roots Hall to meet their favourite players' and were given the chance to see how things run behind the scenes on a matchday at Southend United.
One of the fans was invited down after we recently received a letter from Matilda we invited herself and her dad to be part of our matchday experience.
The other, Paul has been a fan for 50+ years and travels from Great Yarmouth to attend games, so we gave him a matchday he will never forget.
Both of their experiences started with a tour around the ground and the pair had a chance to have some photos with the team on the pitch and in the dugout.
We then took them deeper into the experience as they were able to sit down and have more photos taken in the media room, where all of the post-match interviews take place with the management and players.
Reading the teams out
We also selected one fan from both teams to read out the starting 11 as the players' warmed up ahead of kick-off.
Blues fan Jake and Accrington supporter Adam got the chance this time, and they both thoroughly enjoyed it!
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We will be continuing to give Southend United fans experiences such as the ones above throughout the whole of the 2019/20 campaign at Roots Hall, so if you know someone in mind who you think is deserving of a bit of behind the scenes access and wants to come and meet their favourite player pre-game or celebrate a birthday in a way that they or you will never forget, please contact email@example.com