Brighton close to selling out Wembley allocation

Around 35,000 fans are set to cheer Brighton & Hove Albion on at Wembley in their FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Saturday.

Monday, 1st April 2019, 5:15 pm
Updated Monday, 1st April 2019, 6:27 pm
Albion fans pictured at West Ham. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The club has fully sold out the original ticket allocation of 33,466 and around 1,500 tickets of the additional allocation remain unsold.

Subject to availability, fans with a Albion purchase history will have the opportunity to buy tickets from 11am tomorrow morning.

Season ticket holders, 1901 members and 2018/19 and 2019/20 members who have not bought their ticket or used their guest allocation need to do so today as Brighton expect to quickly sell out their remaining allocation.

Brighton chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber said: “Having made a seasonal or multi-seasonal financial commitment to the club, our priority has been to ensure that our combined total of over 40,000 season ticket holders, 1901 members, and club members had every possible opportunity to purchase tickets for our match at Wembley.

“With all season-ticket holders, 1901 Club members and club members now having had at least seven full days and in some cases 12 days to buy their tickets for Wembley; March pay day now passed, and our initial ticket allocation fully sold out, we are entirely satisfied that by the close of play today all those fans have now had plenty of time and opportunity to purchase the tickets they wanted.

“The extra ticket allocation from The FA has now provided us with the opportunity to sell semi-final tickets to fans with a purchase history on the basis of one ticket per fan number. With more than 40,000 fans with a higher ticket priority we couldn’t initially guarantee or advertise this opportunity.

“We now expect to complete our ticket sales process for our semi-final at Wembley very quickly. It’s been a very smooth and very well run operation. Our supporter services team has done an outstanding job in ensuring this has been done in a very fair and efficient way.”