Account holders can now get more than one ticket for Blackpool trip
There will be a change to the selling schedule for the Sky Bet League One trip to play Blackpool from Monday 23rd April.
Town were originally given a total allocation of 2,200 tickets for the game on Saturday 28th April and it became clear that demand would easily outstrip the number of tickets available.
The club then put into place the normal ticket selling policy for games where there is a high demand for tickets. Priority was given to season ticket holders, those who had been to the majority of away games and then loyalty points restricted to one ticket per account.
Subsequently Blackpool have released an extra 500 tickets and now another 600 for the game.
From Monday supporters will now be able to buy more than one ticket per account for the game.
Town CEO Brian Caldwell is glad that the number of tickets has been increased from the initial allocation.
“We had lengthy discussions with Blackpool over a period of time about the game and argued that there would be a high demand for tickets”, said Brian.
“It was made clear that only 2,200 tickets would be available for Shrewsbury Town supporters and we had to plan for this.
“Tickets went on sale as planned with priority given but it became clear that we had been correct and that the demand would outstrip the 2,200 tickets we had been given.
“Subsequently Blackpool have reviewed the situation and then released another 500 tickets and now another 600 tickets.
“We were in the position where once we have started the periods of priority we had to see this through to its conclusion.
“It’s unfortunate that we weren’t given the 3,300 tickets to avoid this situation but thankfully Blackpool looked into it and changed their minds.”
Blackpool have confirmed that allocated seating will not be enforced on the day of the game. So if groups have purchased tickets at different times during the last few weeks you will be able to sit together on the day.
So far around 2,500 tickets have been sold for the trip.