Thursday, 21 May 2009

Tickets left?

The last update on the Gillingham website was on Monday announcing that there are still tickets remaining from our initial allocation of 38,000. We'd officially sold 33,000 by Sunday so i expect we'll have completely sold out by the day of the game.
When we were at the ground my Dad and I stood talking to a security guard who was pretty confident that we'd take the most fans any club side had ever taken to the new Wembley. As much as i agree, it would appear that if we were to set a new record it wouldn't last very long. Millwall are playing the following day against Scunthorpe and have already been allocated 49,000 tickets having sold they're initial 37,500 allocation.

Pretty impressive ticket sales really for two sides that aren't overly well supported. Millwall's average attendance this season is 8,940 which is only a 44% fill of their ground on an average match day. Gillingham are very similar with an average attendance of just 5,307, which translates to a 46% fill of Priestfield on any normal day.

A good performance on Saturday could hopefully attract more fans to watch the Gills on a regular basis. I for one, became a regular enthusiast after the Man City final in 1999. I guess I just enjoy punishment...

2 days and counting! . . .

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