Supporters' Parliament members help promote the Play-Off Final around the town
Members of Shrewsbury Town's Supporters’ Parliament, Blue and Amber Fanzine and other fans have been working hard to create a buzz in the town and give one last push for ticket sales.
More than 10,000 tickets have been sold for Sunday’s game against Rotherham but there are still seats available for Salop supporters.
In a bid to fill as many of Shrewsbury Town’s 20,000 allocated seats as possible, Roger Groves and Mike Davis from the Supporters’ Parliament headed into town with club banners.
The pair visited a total of 15 businesses who are now proudly bearing blue and amber banners, including Tesco, The Salopian Bar and Salop Computer Centre.
Mike Davis was pleased with the response from local businesses and is hopeful it will boost ticket sales.
“The football club put up banners for the last trip to Wembley for the Checkatrade Trophy so we took them out into the town and asked businesses to display them and support us", Mike said.
“Everyone we went to was really helpful and is really behind the football club.This is potentially the biggest game in the club’s history so we want the town to get behind the team and be proud of what they have achieved this season.
“But it’s not just businesses we want to get involved. We want to encourage everyone to get the Town flags and banners out and decorate their houses. The aim is to turn the town blue and amber.”
Roger, who is joint chairman of the Parliament, is urging the public to get behind their local team - even if they’re not regulars at Montgomery Waters Meadow.
“A lot of people have said lets turn Wembley into a blue and amber shrine, which is great, but I think we should also do it in our home town. Seeing the banners and colours gives a real feel-good factor", said Roger.
“Most of the die-hard fans will have already got their tickets now but I hope the banners will encourage the last people to get theirs even if they just go to one game a year - make it this one.”
CEO Brian Caldwell was quick to thank the supporters for their help in trying to boost ticket sales.
"We have worked closely with the Supporters' Parliament over the last couple of years and it's great to see them helping in this way", said Brian.
"We want to get as many people down to Wembley as possible to cheer on Paul and the team, and this is a great way to publicise what is going on. I am very grateful to the guys for giving up there own time to help the club and hopefully this will alert some fans to purchase tickets.
"I would also like to thank the businesses for supporting the football club. As a football club we are always looking to work closely with different organisations and it's nice to see them backing us in this way."
Visit https://www.shrewsburytown.com/news/2018/may/ticket-news-for-rotherham-united-vs-shrewsbury-town-on-27-may-18/ to find out more about buying tickets for Wembley.