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Beeby explains ticket change

David Beeby has explained the reasoning behind the club making Saturday’s game with York an all ticket affair on Thursday morning.

Over 7,000 tickets have been sold for the game, with York selling just shy of their 1,600 allocation.

He told Iron-Bru.net: “We like to avoid making matches all ticket if possible but we have been monitoring sales over the last two weeks and it has now reached a level whereby for safety reasons we have decided to remove the cash turnstiles.

“We normally have the most cash admissions on the terrace with a small number paying in the Clugston Stand. The terrace has a capacity of 2,773 but is serviced by just five turnstiles.

“On a normal match we mix cash and ticket gates because we know the stand isn’t going to be full. When you expect a stand to be close to capacity you cannot mix ticket and cash gates because you can’t readily see what tickets have come in compared to cash admissions.

“If we were to run separate ticket and cash gates we would need separate cash gates for different prices e.g. adult, senior/U21 and U16. This would then just leave two ticket gates which would be insufficient for the number of tickets we’ve sold.

The Iron have already sold more tickets for the Doncaster Road End terrace than the Oxford game, which saw the biggest number of home fans this season stood behind the goal.

“What we have decided to do is make the stand ticket only because we have sold approximately 1,800 tickets. That figure will rise over the next two days leaving very few spaces available.

“The highest number of people we’ve had on the terrace this season was 1,778 at the Oxford match and we have already exceeded that number.

Those that haven’t yet purchased tickets will still be able to get a ticket up until kick-off or until the tickets sell out but they will need to purchase it from the ticket office or ticket booth before going to the turnstile.

“I would encourage supporters who haven’t yet purchased tickets to do so at the earliest opportunity because they are selling well and there are now just 700 seats and under 1,000 terraces places left.

“On the last match day we sold 1,500 tickets from the ticket office”, Beeby added.

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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