The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round tie at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers has been confirmed for Saturday 26th January with a 3pm kick-off.
Town booked their place in the Fourth Round thanks to a superb second half come back away to Stoke City on Tuesday night. Goals from James Bolton, Fejiri Okenabirhie and Josh Laurent during a 10-minute period saw Town through to the next round.
Normal matchday prices will be in operation for this game and we will bring full details of when tickets go on sale and the sales process shortly.
Shrewsbury Town CEO Brian Caldwell is looking forward to the game and expecting a bumper crowd.
“It’s a game to look forward to, obviously we have an important league game at Blackpool on Saturday first”, said Brian.
“The connections with Sam and with Dave Edwards adds interest and it’s a local derby.
“Wolves had asked us to move it to Friday night as they have a game on Tuesday night, we also travel to Bradford on the Tuesday so on a footballing level it would have made sense to move it.
“We also have to take the fans into consideration with people wanting travel from all over to come to the game. To have it on the Saturday with a 3pm kick-off makes perfect sense to us and we’ve spoken to Wolves and they are very understanding.”
It is expected that there will be a big demand for tickets and the game could be a sell-out. Town have kept the prices at the normal matchday ones and supporters will also have the chance to bring a friend and two youngsters to the game.
“We have to get the tickets out as soon as possible as we haven’t got a lot of time to sell them”, said Brian.
“They will be on sale to season tickets holders first, then to fans with 10+ loyalty points and then 1-9 loyalty points and I’m sure there will a great demand for tickets.
“We will also be opening over this weekend to give the flexibility to make sure people get the chance to get their tickets.
“Season ticket holders can bring someone else along with them and that gives them flexibility.
“At a time when we are looking to attract younger supporters along to build that younger generation of the fan base its important to look to encourage them to come along.
“To give people the opportunity to bring a couple of kids with them will give them the chance to see what we hope will be another great Emirates FA Cup game.”