Swann provides Chelsea ticketing update


Iron chairman Peter Swann has told 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

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.

“There is potential to show this at Glanford Park on the TV, so the sensible thing to do was to guarantee 3000.
Swann also confirmed he is looking to subsidise coach travel for Iron fans making the trip to London.
Further details will be revealed in due course.

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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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