Norwich City at Wembley: Supporters set to scramble for final Canaries’ Wembley tickets
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The last Norwich City tickets for the Wembley play-off showdown are expected to be snapped up within a few hours tonight, with a final sale set to spark a scramble by supporters.
At 6pm, eligible Canaries fans will be able to claim the final seats of the club's allocation of almost 39,000 tickets for the game against Middlesbrough.
The Carrow Road club has confirmed no tickets will be available for general sale.
Season ticket holders, away season ticket holders, priority club members and shareholder members will be in with a chance of getting their hands on the remaining tickets tonight, to the anger of some.
In a controversial move, the club announced yesterday afternoon those who pay £20 for priority memberships for next season, along with people who have bought their first ever season ticket for the 2015/16 campaign, will have a chance.
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, so it would be a major surprise if all the tickets were not sold tonight.
The club 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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They will be available online, which the club stressed was the best option, by calling the ticket office on 0844 826 1902 or by visiting the Carrow Road ticket office.
Eligible fans are able to buy an extra ticket per customer number – a maximum of eight per transaction.
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.
A place in the Premier League is the prize for the winner of bank holiday Monday's meeting, Norwich City's first visit o Wembley since the 1985 Milk Cup victory.
Mr McNally had previously said the club would be pushing Wembley for extra tickets, if any became available.
So far, no extra tickets have been acquired, while Middlesbrough yesterday sold out their 38,000 allocation, dashing any chance of the Canaries gaining tickets unsold by their opponents.
Mr McNally said:'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.'
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