17/18 fixtures released

The fixtures have been released for the new season and we begin with an away match at Albion Rovers. Our first home game of the season is against Forfar on 12th August.

The full list of fixtures are below

Ladbrokes League 1 2017/2018
Ayr United
RD Date        Time     Opponent Home/Away
1 05/08/2017 15:00 Albion Rovers Away
2 12/08/2017 15:00 Forfar Athletic Home
3 19/08/2017 15:00 Stranraer Away
4 26/08/2017 15:00 Arbroath Home
5 09/09/2017 15:00 Raith Rovers Away
6 16/09/2017 15:00 Alloa Athletic Home
7 23/09/2017 15:00 Queen’s Park Away
8 30/09/2017 15:00 East Fife Home
9 14/10/2017 15:00 Airdrieonians Home
10 21/10/2017 15:00 Forfar Athletic Away
11 28/10/2017 15:00 Stranraer Home
12 04/11/2017 15:00 Arbroath Away
13 11/11/2017 15:00 Raith Rovers Home
14 25/11/2017 15:00 Alloa Athletic Away
15 02/12/2017 15:00 Albion Rovers Home
16 09/12/2017 15:00 Queen’s Park Home
17 16/12/2017 15:00 East Fife Away
18 23/12/2017 15:00 Airdrieonians Away
19 30/12/2017 15:00 Forfar Athletic Home
20 02/01/2018 15:00 Stranraer Away
21 06/01/2018 15:00 Arbroath Home
22 13/01/2018 15:00 Raith Rovers Away
23 27/01/2018 15:00 Queen’s Park Away
24 03/02/2018 15:00 Alloa Athletic Home
25 10/02/2018 15:00 Albion Rovers Away
26 17/02/2018 15:00 East Fife Home
27 24/02/2018 15:00 Airdrieonians Home
28 03/03/2018 15:00 Arbroath Away
29 10/03/2018 15:00 Raith Rovers Home
30 17/03/2018 15:00 Forfar Athletic Away
31 24/03/2018 15:00 Queen’s Park Home
32 31/03/2018 15:00 East Fife Away
33 07/04/2018 15:00 Airdrieonians Away
34 14/04/2018 15:00 Stranraer Home
35 21/04/2018 15:00 Alloa Athletic Away
36 28/04/2018 15:00 Albion Rovers Home
(All fixtures subject to change)

Digital team United again

Ayr United have once again teamed up with Digital Kitchens and Bedrooms Factory Outlet to ensure the insides of Somerset Park get a new look before the big kick off.

It’s only three weeks to the huge Ayrshire derby against Kilmarnock that will launch the season.

The home and away dressing rooms, manager’s office and referee’s room are being given an overhaul thanks to the Digital Team.

Somerset’s main stand snack bar had a makeover in 2014 and they are returning to carry out more work free of charge.

Commercial manager Graeme Miller said :”I met Daniel a few years ago in Stirling and he made it clear how important it is for Digital Kitchens and Bedrooms Factory Outlet to be involved with the local community so we have kept in touch since. 3 years ago they did an incredible job on our main stand snack bar which was falling to bits yet now looks fantastic.

Now we are going to have new dressing rooms which our players will be absolutely delighted with to kick off the new season.”

The company’s Daniel Bryson said: “After hearing Ayr are turning full time and using the facilities at Somerset a lot more in the process, we were keen to improve the environment at no cost to the club.

“We’re firm believers that a successful football team can have a great effect on the town as a whole, and we’re delighted to help out where we can.”

Photo – Ayrshire Post

Kilmarnock game info

Ticket Prices for Betfred Cup
Ayr United v Kilmarnock, Friday 14th July, 7.45 p.m. kick off

Prices for Admission
Adults: £12
Concessions £6 (over 65s, under 18s and students)
Students must show a valid matriculation card or proof of acceptance to a course.

Ticket Purchase
Due to a problem with ticket printing, for these tickets to Ayr fans, these tickets have been slightly delayed. They will be on sale during the week commencing June 26th and we will confirm immediately we know the exact date.

Due to the delay there will be no priority sale for season ticket holders as we expect season tickets and tickets for that match to be on sale at roughly the same time however we expect to be able to accomodate all our supporters who would like a ticket for this match

Season Tickets

Season tickets for 2017/18 season will go on sale from 12 noon on Monday 26th June from the club shop.

Season tickets come under four different price categories this season.

Adults which are £220.

Concession which are £120 and covers OAPs (over 65s), full time students and 18-21 year olds.

Junior which are £50 and covers 12-18 year olds.

Panda pals which are £15 and covers under 12s

We would ask that you bring ID when purchasing a season ticket.

Last season we reduced the prices for 2 home league matches and the season ticket still proved fantastic value. We will always ensure this is the case as we greatly value our season ticket holders. This season, for the first time, season ticket holders will receive £10 off when purchasing match day hospitality. We will also run a couple of prize draws at games during the season for our season ticket holders.

We are also continuing our discount for season ticket holders meaning that they will be able to purchase a season long access to AUmedia internet radio match commentary for only £20 ( a 50% reduction)

We apologise for the slight delay this season in having these on sale however your support as always will be hugely appreciated as we aim to bounce straight back to the Championship.

Due to the club shop changeover season tickets will not initially be available to purchase online however phone orders can be taken and the season ticket picked up in the shop with the relevant ID

Gate prices for next season will be confirmed prior to the tickets going on sale.

Season tickets cover league matches only.

Jamie signs new deal

Jamie Adams has penned a new deal for the 2017/18 season.

Manager Ian McCall said :” Jamie has been different class for me and you can always trust him when he plays. I hear people mention about his injuries and of course he has had some horrific luck with injuries in his career however he has played 50 games for us in the last two seasons.

There are certain types of games Jamie will be absolutely crucial for us. When you think back to the second leg of the play off final it was Jamie and Peter Murphy that carried us through that match with their mentality and strength of will.

Jamie is fantastic in the dressing room, respected by all his fellow team mates and is a hugely important member of the squad.”

Robbie signs new deal

Robbie Crawford today penned a full time deal for the 2017/18 season.

Robbie said :”I am pleased that it’s all sorted now. I have to thank the gaffer for giving me some time to think as I had a few other options however he made it clear to me how much he wanted to me to stay and with the club going full time it was an easy decision to make.

I was impressed with the signings that we have made as well. Obviously I know Moff and Geggsy as I have played with them here before and I have played against Chris Higgins so I know how difficult he is to play against.”

Manager Ian McCall said :”I am delighted that Robbie has decided to stay as there was interest at a higher level from 2 or 3 different clubs, which was no surprise to me. He has shown his commitment and we are thrilled with that. I felt Robbie was one of the best midfielders in the Championship at times last season and if it wasn’t for the horrendous tackle at Easter Road I think we would have found it extremely difficult to hold onto him.

Craig McGuffie has made the decision to take a year out of university and go full time so he has been given a full time contract on improved terms. We have very high hopes for Craig and full time training will only improve him.

We are very close to finalising the contracts for Greg Fleming and Paddy Boyle. Greg is extremely important to us and although he wont be able to commit to every training session he is going to be able to do a more than adequate amount.

Paddy is absolutely proven in this league, the last twice he has been in it he has been in the team of the year. He is experienced, great in the dressing room and would be a big player for us. Paddy would be on a completely full time basis.

We are still working on getting another couple in, finances will dictate whether that’s possible but I would certainly like to add a couple more to the squad.”