Club set for sell-out clash with Chelsea
7:00am Friday 30th August 2013 in Latest News
TICKETS for Swindon Town’s eagerly anticipated Capital One Cup clash with Chelsea are expected to go on sale on Wednesday.
Town are due to take on manager Jose Mourinho’s team at the County Ground on Tuesday, September 24.
The Robins were drawn against the Barclays Premier League giants on Wednesday evening, after beating Queens Park Rangers in the second round.
The club will make an official announcement on ticketing arrangements no later than Monday, with final pricing arrangements being agreed during meetings with the London club over the last two days.
Three thousand tickets will be made available to Chelsea fans for the game, which will kick-off at 7.45pm. It will also be shown live on Sky Sports.
When tickets do go on sale to home fans there will be the usual system of priority windows in use. Season ticket holders will get the first bite of the cherry from Wednesday until September 11, when the second window opens.
Those with a yet to be decided number of loyalty points and fans registered with the club’s My World membership scheme will have access in the second window, before the tickets go on general sale at a later date.
The match could sell-out twice over, such is the anticipation, according to stadium manager Mark Isaacs.
Town are no strangers to playing Premier League opposition, having drawn Aston Villa and Stoke City last season in the same competition.
“It’s an important match from a sense of revenues too. There will be shared revenue streams with the away club, but there will be a number of factors deciding how much the club earns,” said Mr Isaacs.
“There will be opportunities in hospitality and advertising for the club to benefit. These types of matches can make or break smaller clubs’ seasons.
“This is a very important game for a club our size.”
Nigel Bennett, of Swindon Town Supporters’ Club, said: “All supporters will be eagerly awaiting the ticket news.
“One can only hope, as far as possible, the fans who attend games regularly at the County Ground, who travel to support the team away from home, can be accommodated.”
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