Port Vale have tweeted the news that just 3,000 home seats remain unsold ahead of the weekend fixture with Northampton Town.
Vale are aiming to beat the League Two attendance record for the season of 13, 461 – set when Bradford played Rotherham this week – and are offering a ticket incentive for what could be an historic day for all Port Vale fans.
The club have now announced that the Lorne Street stand and Railway paddock are completely sold out and that just 3,000 seats remain for home fans. With the ticket office due to stay open until 8pm on Thursday, the club are clearly optimistic that the home seats will sell out as they have added that “no cash turnstiles will be open” if the club sells all the remaining seats.
There is some debate over the official capacity of Vale Park, but taking into account that the Hamil End holds 4,500, then if you take the authoritive Football Ground Guide’s capacity of 18,947 as accurate, then that would mean that over 11,400 home tickets have already been sold more than 48 hours before the game is set to kick-off *
* that equation is 18,947 minus the 4,500 away seats minus the 3,000 unsold home tickets
Presuming that a substantial number of Northampton fans will travel to what is a crucial fixture for them and with another day’s ticket sales to Vale fans then the League 2 attendance record should be comfortably beaten.
Fans who buy tickets for the fixture will be able to redeem the price of their ticket against their Season Ticket for 2013/14 by keeping their ticket stub. For example, that means if you buy an adult ticket in the Railway Paddock, you will have a £20 deduction on your Season Ticket for the 2013/14 campaign. The offer is also open to existing Season Ticket Holders who save their match stub. Supporters who pay on the gate will be issued with a special one-off ticket.
The tweet from the club reads:
“We have approx 3000 tickets left in home areas; if these sell, there will be no cash turnstiles on the day.”