EFL tops tickets for Championship play-off final to 12,000
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The capacity for the Championship play-off final between Swansea and Brentford has increased from 10,000 to 12,000
The EFL have made 2,000 more tickets available for fans of Brentford and Swansea for the Championship play-off final.
The extra allocation takes the capacity for Saturday’s showpiece final to 12,000, with 10,000 tickets distributed directly to the two clubs.
The EFL had requested the play-off finals be part of the Government’s Event Research Programme (ERP) but that did not happen hence the 10,000 restriction for League One and Two, and 12,000 for the Championship, with the latter as part of the NHS App trial.
An EFL spokesperson said: “Having moved our Play-Off schedule to align with the Government’s move to Step 3 protocols and enable fans to attend, we look forward to welcoming supporters back to Wembley at the eagerly anticipated EFL Play-Off Finals, after a season behind closed doors.
Brentford CEO Jon Varney was hopeful the ticket allocation would be improved and admitted a sense of ‘deep frustration’ over the situation
“While the small increase in the Championship Final is welcome, we would of course have preferred to admit fans in much greater numbers, but like other public events are subject to the Government’s Step 3 guidance.
“Unfortunately, the Play-Offs were not selected to operate as a pilot event as part of the Government’s Events Research Programme – despite a request from the EFL on behalf of the clubs involved and their supporters – which meant that achieving significantly greater capacities at all three Finals was not possible.
Source: Football News – Sporting Life
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