Rotherham United have sold over thirteen thousand tickets for their Wembley encounter on Sunday with Shrewsbury Town.
Not a bad effort to say the tickets have only been on sale five days and for a club whose average home attendance is just under eight thousand. Looking at how the ticket sales are going the West End of Wembley Stadium is going to be a sea of red and white.
But it seems the Shrewsbury Town fans are yet to take up the opportunity of buying their tickets, with a thousand being sent to their ground for fans to purchase.
Speaking to Shrewsbury’s Official Site Shrews Boss Paul Hurst says he can understand people being away or can’t afford to buy tickets saying, ‘Any other reason I’m struggling to understand.
‘You never know when it will be your last time at Wembley and arguably this is the biggest game in the clubs history, surely you would want to be a part of that.All I can say is if my life took a different route and I was supporting a football team and they reached Wembley, if I could afford it I’m pretty sure I’d be there.’
Maybe it’s me but I think Hursty has to remember that this is the Shrews second time at Wembley this season, the first last month in the Checkatrade Trophy Final.
What about you – are you like Hursty and would fight through anything to get a ticket if your club got to Wembley? Or do you think tickets are expensive, travel isn’t cheap to London and, after all, it’s only ninety minutes of football, I’ll watch it on TV.