Tickets on sale for Wembley trip from Monday 12th March
The initial details for the ticketing arrangements for the Checkatrade Trophy Final against Lincoln City have been released.
Tickets will go on sale to Season Ticket holders, FanCard holders and supporters with previous purchase history from Monday 12th March at 9am. General sale will start the following Monday 19th with Town allocated 20,000 for the Wembley final.
All tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster and CEO Brian Caldwell explained the reasons behind that.
“Ticketmaster came to us and offered their services,” said Brian.
“They’ve done it for most Play-Off Finals and they’ve done it for the Checkatrade before. I was at an EFL meeting at Aston Villa a couple of weeks ago and a couple of the clubs that have been in the final before made a b-line for me and their first piece of advice was ‘don’t handle the tickets in your ticket office’ because of the volumes involved and the timescales you’ve got to try and sell the tickets.
“We’ve gone through it with Ticketmaster this morning, we’ve had a conference call to make all the arrangements and we just think it’s easier for everybody, and hopefully provides the levels of service that we expect and the supporters expect too.
“It saves them any hassle of coming down and queuing for tickets in poor conditions as well, and it takes all the pressure off our staff who have still got normal games to sell in the next few weeks because we’ve got a number of other games coming up as well.
“We are obviously conscious that there is an extra £2.40 on top of the ticket price because of their booking fee and I appreciate that people might not be happy about that, but hopefully the fact that they are handling all the tickets will make it a lot easier for everybody.
“I think this is a one-off occasion and hopefully the supporters will understand that it’s not something we want to repeat on a regular basis, but it is because of the lack of time we’ve had. If we had been in the first semi-final we may have had more time, but I think with the lack of time we’ve got it makes common sense, and hopefully people will understand that £2.40 isn’t the end of the world.”