THOUSANDS of Liverpool fans will be left disappointed after it was announced that just 25,000 tickets have been allocated for Reds supporters for the upcoming FA Cup final on May 5th.
Liverpool FC, who are obviously disappointed by the meagre allocation released this club statement on their official website:
“Liverpool has received an allocation of 25,074 tickets for this all-ticket fixture. Within the allocation of tickets received approximately 10% of the adult tickets are priced at £115; 46% are priced at £85; 28% are priced at £65 and 16% are priced at £45.
“A £10 concession off each price will be available to juniors aged 16 years and under and over 65s. We have also received an allocation of 100 wheelchair disabled tickets priced at £45 together with 100 personal assistants free of charge.”
So not only are there a poor amount of tickets available, it also transpires that 10% of them will be priced at £115 and nearly half of them will cost fans £85. Unsurprisingly, supporters took to Twitter and Facebook to express their outrage at the fact that many true fans will be left without a ticket for what should be domestic football’s showpiece event, whilst the corporate prawn sandwich brigade will be taking up the hefty remainder to enjoy ‘a lovely day out’.
The FA are yet to comment on the dissatisfaction, and whilst it is known that a certain amount of FA Cup final tickets are always allocated to the wider ‘Football Community’ (grassroots level amongst others), some 17,000 go to Club Wembley members who are effectively season ticket holders at the stadium.
Rumours that Chelsea fans will be supplied with plastic flags upon entering Wembley to wave during the match are yet to be confirmed.
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