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23,000 play-off Final tickets for sale

Filed: Saturday, 12th May 2012
By: Staff Writer

But you can only have one if you're a Blackpool fan...

According to the club's website at blackpoolfc.co.uk this morning, the Seasiders have sold just 16,000 tickets for next Saturday's play-off Final at Wembley - less than HALF their allotted number of tickets.

The Lancashire-based club, whose average home gate this season was around 13,000, have received exactly the same allocation as West Ham - a fraction under 39,000. As of this morning, Blackpool have failed to shift less than half of their available tickets - despite them being on general sale since yesterday morning.

The only criteria required to purchase tickets from Broomfield Road is that an applicant must have purchased a ticket from the club at one point in the last TWO years.

Meanwhile the scramble for tickets at the other end of Wembley continues this morning as tickets went on sale to West Ham United FC club members.

The club last night guaranteed a ticket for every season ticket holder and club member, although supporters have reported difficulties booking seats due to the sheer weight of numbers trying to purchase tickets at the same time.

It is understood that the only tickets now remaining are those in the lowest price bracket, 34. Any tickets left after the sale to club members will be made available on Tuesday morning.

In order to purchase one of those, applicants must have a recent booking history with West Ham - although it is thought unlikely that few, if any tickets will make general sale.

Should Blackpool relax the rules with regards to applying for tickets in their end therefore making them available to a wider audience we shall post that information here on KUMB.

Fair's fair? How the numbers stack up: 2011/12 season

Ground Capacity
West Ham United: 35,647
Blackpool: 16,220

Average Home Gate
West Ham United: 30,923
Blackpool: 12,764

Biggest Home Gate
West Ham United: 35,000
Blackpool: 14,141

Total Number of Attendees (League only)
West Ham United: 711,237
Blackpool: 293,573

Fill percentage
West Ham United: 86.7%
Blackpool: 78.6%

Wembley Allocation
West Ham United: In excess of 38,000
Blackpool: 38,545

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