Norwich City at Wembley: No play-off tickets will be available for general sale, while Middlesbrough sell out

Norwich City V Ipswich Town derby play-off at Carrow Road. Norwich City fans invade the pitch at ful

Norwich City V Ipswich Town derby play-off at Carrow Road. Norwich City fans invade the pitch at full time. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Carrow Road bosses have confirmed there will be no general sale at all of Wembley play-off tickets to Norwich City fans who are not season ticket holders, away season ticket holders priority club members or shareholder members.

Some 15,000 tickets were sold within a couple of hours of online sales starting on Saturday night, following the 3-1 play-off semi-final second leg against Ipswich Town.

Season ticket holders and priority members were given the first chance to buy their tickets and will get the chance to buy one extra ticket per customer number come tomorrow night, along with away season ticket holders and shareholder members.

However, the club has warned only limited numbers will be available and, in an announcement which will disappoint casual fans, said there will be no general sale of tickets at all.

The club's website states: 'From 6pm, Wednesday, May 20, season ticket holders, away season ticket holders, priority members and shareholder members will be able to purchase one extra ticket per customer number. Tickets will not go on general sale.


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'A very limited number of tickets will be available from Wednesday, May 20, and are expected to sell out quickly, therefore fans are strongly advised to book online.'

The club confirmed there would be no general sales at all and would not be drawn on how many tickets would be available for those who are able to attempt to secure extra tickets.

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Carrow Road chief executive David McNally had said that demand was so high that the club could have sold 60,000 tickets – had supply been unlimited.

The Carrow Road club has been allocated almost 39,000 tickets for the Bank Holiday Monday clash against Middlesbrough - with a place in the Premier League the prize.

Mr McNally has said the club will be pushing Wembley for extra tickets, if any become available.

On the on-line ticketing system, Mr McNally stated: 'We did lots of preparation last week. You have to put in the place the systems that are necessary to sell the tickets.

'We're pleased with the ticket system. It's one which Liverpool have used in the past, and they get good demand for their games when they're playing in cup finals and the like.

'It worked really well on Saturday night. I know if you were one of those people who struggled to get onto the system for whatever reason, I accept that but I don't think there was any way around it.

'In League One we had crowds of 25,000 – they've backed this club when this club needed it most, so of all football clubs Norwich City supporters deserve their day.'

Norwich's Wembley rivals Middlesbrough today announced they had completely sold out their 38,000 allocation. The remaining tickets went on general sale at 1.30pm and were sold within 30 minutes.

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