Iron chairman Peter Swann has told Iron-Bru.com that television coverage played a part in the club opting for an allocation of 3,000 tickets, rather than 6,000, for the FA Cup 3rd Round tie with Chelsea on January 3rd.
The Iron were offered 6,000 by the Premier League Champions in accordance with FA Cup Rules, but if sales had fallen short of the full allocation, the club would have had to pay the difference.
“We had an option of either 1,500, 3,000 or 6,000 tickets and all had to be guaranteed to sell”, Swann told Iron-Bru.com
United took 6,000 fans to Stamford Bridge the last time the two sides met in the competition in 2005, but the game was not given television coverage.
“We were not on TV the last time we met.
“The average of 3,000 home fans at Glanford Park should mean all season ticket holders, box holders, sponsors and regulars should get tickets.