WEMBLEY ticket sales have soared above an estimated 31,000 already today as they became available to a wider category of Coventry City fans – who will watch the team play at the home of football in traditional Sky Blue kit, it was confirmed this morning.
Tickets became available from this morning to fans who had kept at least one ticket from any home match at the Ricoh Arena this season, up to the last game against Swindon.
Large queues formed once again at the Butts Park Arena ticket office, and tickets were also available online.
On Monday, they were on sale to Junior Sky Blue members and corporate matchday package holders, after three weeks of an exclusive priority period for the club’s 6,000 season ticket holders.
It is understood around 27,000 tickets were sold before today, and a further estimated 4,500 tickets were sold this morning. The Coventry Observer will provide updates of precise figures as we get them.
The club has been allocated just short of 40,000 tickets.
The club also confirmed this morning that the football authorities have approved City playing in their Sky Blue home kit for the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley against Oxford United on Sunday, April 2. Oxford will wear their traditional yellow, with a navy pinstripe.
CCFC said on their website: “The club are expecting numbers to sky rocket today, as fans who have previously attended a home fixture get their chance to purchase a ticket.
“General sale begins at 9am on Monday 13th March.”
Should the current Wembley allocation sell out, the club believes a further release of tickets by Wembley could be possible, depending on demand for tickets among Oxford United fans.
Some Oxford fans are boycotting matches for the Checkatrade Trophy as part of a national boycott in protest at the inclusion of Premier League club’s under-23 teams in the competition this year.