In our next in the series of who’s who at Leicester City, Matt Davis interviews Steve Mason, manager of the 1884 bar.
Before you read the question and answers we posed to Steve, I wanted to thank Steve formally via the Trust website on behalf of all Foxes Trust Members for his support in allowing us to hand out leaflets informing fans what we are about and how to join the trust, it is very much appreciated.
How long have you been a Leicester City Supporter for? – Over 10 years now.
And how long have you been in the Pub Trade for? – 25 Years!!
What is the history behind the formation and subsequent opening of the 1884 bar by you?
I was approached by the Chief Executive Tim Davies, to design and build the 1884 Sports Bar for season ticket holders, on a first come first served basis to enjoy a pre/post match drink at no extra cost. It opened at the beginning of the 2004/05 season after taking seven months to set up. My role here is to run the Sports Bar which includes all the hire for the evening functions. (See below for more details regarding functions available).
Until I actually started going into the 1884 bar on a match day, I knew very little about it, can you give fans some details about the 1884 bar on match days?
Firstly let me say it is located between the mega store and the ticket office at the Walkers Stadium.
On a Saturday match day we are open between 12:00 and kick off for season ticket holder only and then again after the game until 19:00 for all home fans. Children are allowed between 12.00 and 13.00 and also after the game. Children are not allowed in at the peak times of 13.00 and 15.00 for safety reasons as it is usually busy…..