Published: 06:00, 23 July 2021
Tickets are now on sale for Gillingham’s first home game infront of fans for almost 18 months.
The Gills - back training this week following a Covid outbreak that meant a period of isolation - will welcome Championship side Millwall to Priestfield on Tuesday night, kick off 7pm.
Gillingham had to cancel planned home friendly matches against Peterborough United and QPR because several players caught coronavirus and the whole squad was forced to isolate, just one game into their pre-season campaign.
Players and management returned to training on Wednesday in preparation for a match at Colchester United this Saturday. The Covid disruption has meant pre-season plans have been altered. A scheduled Gills XI game at Tunbridge Wells tonight (Friday) has been called off.
The game at Colchester was originally advertised as a double-header with an early kick off to get as many players minutes as possible but the match has now reverted to a 3pm start. A live stream of the match is available for £10 if fans can’t attend.
Supporters haven’t been able to watch live football at Priestfield since the visit of Wimbledon on February 29, 2020. The League 1 season was suspended a fortnight later and eventually scrapped. Fans had to watch the whole of the following campaign through internet streams.
Tickets for the Millwall match can be purchased online from the club’s official website. Fans have been asked to buy their tickets online rather than the phone as staff are busy dealing with season ticket sales.
Home fans are being sold tickets in the Medway Stand and the Rainham End while Millwall supporters will be housed in the Gordon Road Stand. The match is ‘all-ticket’ with home sales ending at 3pm on the day of the game (Tuesday). Tickets cannot be purchased on the gate.
Prices are £15 for adults, £10 concessions and £5 under-18s. The club say there is no plan to stream the fixture live.
This will be Gillingham’s only home pre-season game. They complete their warm-up with a match at Leyton Orient on Saturday July 31 and head to Norwich City on Tuesday, August 3. The League 1 season starts on Saturday, August 7, with Steve Evans’ men hosting Lincoln City at ME7.