West Ham United have confirmed ticket prices for the 2009 Bobby Moore Cup to be played against SSC Napoli on Saturday 8 August.
The match will be the traditional curtain-raiser for the new season with Gianfranco Zola sure to field a strong lineup just a week before the big kick-off in the Barclays Premier League. As was the case in last year's inaugural Bobby Moore Cup fixture against Villarreal, the club will use the match to raise funds and awareness for the club's main charity partner - the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK (Registered Charity No. 1089464).
Once again, all advanced ticket sales will be reduced, with advanced prices for season ticket holders starting at £10, with under-16s from £5.
FOR TICKET PRICES CLICK HERE
As such, £1 from the sale of every match ticket will go to the Fund to help tackle bowel cancer. In addition, West Ham United will match each £1 raised to double the total amount donated to the charity. This initiative follows on from a number of events last season, which was the first year of the formal three-year partnership agreement signed with the Fund.
Stephanie Moore MBE, the charity's founder, said: "I am delighted that West Ham United are holding the second Bobby Moore Cup in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund. The donation made from the £1 contribution on the ticket sales and the £1 matched donation by the club will go towards funding dedicated bowel cancer research in the UK.
"I want to say a huge thank you to the fans and West Ham United for helping the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK to tackle bowel cancer by supporting this fantastic match. In addition I would also like to say a massive thank you to the opponents, Napoli, for joining us at Upton Park in August to play in this special match - I look forward to the match immensely."
West Ham United CEO Scott Duxbury said: "I am very pleased that we are once again able to support the Bobby Moore Fund in this way. We are into the second year of our formal partnership and the backing the fans continue to give to such a good cause is tremendous - especially in these difficult times. The Napoli match will be a great way to start the new season and we are all looking forward to seeing what Gianfranco Zola and his squad can achieve."
For more information about the Fund, click here