STFC v Chelsea ticket sales off to a flying start
7:40am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Latest News
SWINDON Town yesterday doubled the number of tickets usually sold in a day’s trade after lines were opened to those desperate to catch a glimpse of Chelsea at the County Ground later this month.
Phone lines and web links went live at 9am, and by 5.30pm 1,541 tickets had been sold exclusively to season ticket holders, with 3,000 tickets handed over to Chelsea, who will sell their own allocation.
Club officials said the figure was more than twice they would expect to sell in any given day to other matches, including previous encounters with Premier League teams.
Mark Isaacs, stadium manager at the Robins, said: “It’s double what we’d normally do on any day in any high-demand game. You’re usually looking at 700 tickets per day.
“There have been reported hitches throughout the day but many fans have said how easy and straightforward it’s been, on our Twitter page.
“We have doubled our capacity through the internet and phone lines, which has been a big help.”
Of the tickets sold to season ticket holders, 936 have gone to adults, 317 to concessions and 288 to seniors. With season ticket holders holding priority on tickets until September 12, many fans have bought these campaign-long tickets in order to secure their place for the Capital One Cup tie, which kicks off on September 24. The club said four or five season tickets have been sold each day since the Robins were drawn against Chelsea last Wednesday. l Win tickets, see page 29
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