AROUND 25,000 tickets for Coventry City’s Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley have been sold – from an initial allocation of nearly 40,000.
A slowdown in sales in recent days is good news for fans who are not season ticket holders who had feared they would miss out.
It follows 18,000 beind sold in the first 24 hours of going on sale last Monday to season ticket holders only, when hundreds also queued at the ticket office at the Butts Park Arena.
Tickets were predominantly being sold via the phone and internet by national agent Ticketmaster.
By midweek last week we and the club reported more than half the allocation had been sold.
Today’s updated figure represents a slow down in sales to season ticket holders who, until next Monday, are the only category of fans who can purchase.
Each of the club’s 6,000 season ticket holders can buy up to six tickets each.
The club said today 4,339 people had bought tickets.
From next Monday, tickets become available to Junior Sky Blue members and corporate matchday package holders.
The following Monday, availability is widened to those who have tickets from any home game this season, up to and including last Saturday’s Swindon match.
Any remaining tickets will later go on general sale.
The final on April 2 versus Luton Town or Oxford United sees the Sky Blues return to Wembley for the first time since 1987, and for the first time since the new national stadium opened.
They will know who their opponents are tomorrow night, when the other semi-final takes place.
The club believes some more cup final tickets – on top of the 39,000 or so already allocated by the 90,000 capacity Wembley stadium – could come to the club if demand continues to be extremely high – partly depending on how many are sold by the opposition club.
Purchase online (eticketing.co.uk/CCFC), or over the phone (0844 453 9134).