Arsenal secure bumper FA Cup ticket allocation

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The BBC have confirmed that Arsenal will receive a bumper 42,882 ticket allocation for the FA Cup semi-final against Wigan Athletic.

The figure comes as a fillip to the club’s 42,000 season ticket holders who should as a consequence have no problem securing a ticket.

In the two previous trips to the new Wembley, the Chelsea FA Cup semi-final in 2009 and the Carling Cup final in 2011, some fans missed out due to the higher proportion of tickets taken by opposition support and those on corporate jollies.

Wigan’s allocation for the game on 12 April is 22,807 and has been agreed based on their supporter attendance at this season’s Community Shield and last term’s Wembley outings.

Tickets are to be priced between £30-60.

In Sunday’s semi-final sees a more even split in ticket numbers with Hull receiving 32,011 tickets and Sheffield United 31,796.

 

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Headgunner
Headgunner

Will red members get any chance at all?

MaliceMajorE15
MaliceMajorE15

Its a valid point. Since we started doing well this season getting hold of tickets as a red member hasnt been so easy unless they are on the ticket exchange.

I need to start setting reminders so i can remember to book one of the 3,500 tickets at 6am the day they are released to red members.

Oh yeah we dont get a look in on the wembly tickets
http://www.arsenal.com/match/report/1314/tickets/first-team/semi-final-v-arsenal-ticket-info

bob
bob

Think I’m going to have to buy a ticket in the wigan end, they go on general sale on the 26th.

benvnc
benvnc

I recommend not wearing an Arsenal shirt if you are gonna do that bob

dave
dave

You’d like to think they’d set aside maybe 250 for red members just to give those fans that can’t make it to every game a chance, but do they fuck. Incidentally, if they make it to the final i’ve been offered tickets, via corporate avenues, but get this €500 a ticket. thieving bastards.

the divine ponytail
the divine ponytail

its clearly fair that fans that attend away games get priority

BombayGunner
BombayGunner

It is time to make some memories at the new Wembley.

ElCapitano
ElCapitano

I’ve GOT THE TOP COMMENT.
I’d like to thank all the background staff who made this achievement possible.
I’d also like to thank my trainer, and nutritionist, and my family.

It was a struggle, but worth it in the end.

tough
tough

continue with your struggle

rawgooner
rawgooner

‘Are you Bendtner in disguise? Are you Bendtner in dis guise?’

JP
JP

Thank GOD. I was so nervous that even as a season ticket holder I wouldn’t be able to go. 1st world problems and all that I know but now I’m worried about the final should we make it!

The Ox is a fox
The Ox is a fox

The cup is already in the bag.

Hopefully, it’s not a rubbish bag that we put the cup into!

ElCapitano
ElCapitano

F**k

o2ba
o2ba

Damn it im on holiday for the semi.

DNeilan
DNeilan

I’m on holiday with a semi

Swedegunner
Swedegunner

we’ll be at home!

Mooro
Mooro

Don’t tell Super Nick we’ve got a bumper allocation, for Christ’s sake.

#bumperhumper

Me So Hornsey
Me So Hornsey

Shouldn’t you be getting lots of semis on holiday? Or are you taking the wife?

Mills (the other one)
Mills (the other one)

Pity it didn’t match off against the original message, but still comment of the day for me …

Rich
Rich

Bendtner will never play for us again. It’s a shame what he did to him self but it will be a nice gesture sending a player back to ligue 2.

What a missed opportunity.

ksv710
ksv710

I’m way out here in Malaysia and was thinking of getting a ticket for the semi-final. Is it as impossible as it sounds in here? Anyone has any suggestions of how I might be able to get 1?

dave
dave

You’ll only get one via the corporates, but they’ll charge a significant premium, You;d be looking at a minimum €350-400.

Joe85
Joe85

Club website says they will first be available to Away Scheme members, then Season Ticket holders a few days later, so still some season ticket holders may be unlucky.

Tommy Gooner
Tommy Gooner

What about the ten thousand spuds who have now converted/upgraded to Wigan?

Boblex
Boblex

They get F*ck all, like normal!

M_12
M_12

As a Junior Gunner, will I have a chance of getting a ticket?

ghanagunner
ghanagunner

i just hope they don’t f**k it up now.

MTZ
MTZ

I can’t be there myself, but I still consider this great news. Getting tickets for semi finals and finals is generally a pain in the ass.

Canonbury Gooner
Canonbury Gooner

With over 42,000 Gooners that will be more bums on seats than we get at some “sold out” home matches!!

Clockendrider

You clearly don’t go to any home games.

Canonbury Gooner
Canonbury Gooner

I haven’t missed a home game in years mate. But when you take off the away fans and the empty seats, mainly on Club Level, I’m not far off.

It was also a fair point for a fortnight’s time when we’ll be faced with a large number of real fans who won’t be able to get a seat at Wembley when the corporate suits take up their option for a “big match”.

Mark The Spark
Mark The Spark

I take your point, to an extent. Club level capacity is 7000 but it’s always at least 75% full, and away support is typically 3000, so leaves about 52,000 for gooners. Yes there’s always empty seats, but not 10,000.
Worst i’ve seen was about 4 years ago, cup match against Blackburn, we’d only just beaten Bolton – in a replay I think – a few days before so the tickets couldn’t be sold quickly enough using traditional avenues, I reckon only about 35,000 attendance at that one (total).

Andrew Musgrove

It doesn’t matter how many fans you take you wont win the fa cup is ours we won it last year and were gonna win it again

Charlie2000
Charlie2000

Guyz don’t let us down… Win that game!

Robert Greville
Robert Greville

What’s the chances of Silver getting a looking in?

WengersNoseHair
WengersNoseHair

Mike ‘Spud’ Dean will be reffing the NLD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLdMNZR6QDM

It will only make the victory that much sweeter.

Ben
Ben

As much as Wigan won the cup last year, their fans sure as hell can’t win anything for punctuation.

English teacher: “Musgrove, stop talking!”

Musgrove: “I cant sir Ive never heard of commas apostrophes and ultimately full stops so all I can do is churn bollocks”

Nigerian Goon
Nigerian Goon

Time to clean the dust from our cabinets. The good times are back. Now get me that FA cup trophy you Rampaging Gunners!

Rocky Rocastle
Rocky Rocastle

Golden oppurtunity for some silver, and i hope we dont fock it up.

Murphy plz stay at home for this one. Dont need anything to go wrong now.

luff
luff

To be fair we’ve got about 10000 more tickets than usual, so that’s a plus, but given that we’ve got 42k season ticket holders plus the members of the away season ticket thing (if that still runs?), As a red member I have to disagree with those complaining, I think it’s totally reasonable we don’t get a look in, how could they justify that to the people who commit to going to every home and / or away game at a cost of probably at least a couple of grand? Being the semi you may find some can’t make it and a few silver’s get a ticket, but that seems about all that can be hoped for?

SaffronN5
SaffronN5

The away ticket scheme does still run (I’m a member) but you have to be a season ticket holder to join it, so you can just use the 42k season ticket number for the math. Being on the away scheme means you effectively have a Season Ticket both home & away which is why you get first dibs at the”rare” fixtures. As I work a 60hr week & scrimp to afford every match, I think that’s fair. It will go down to Silver at least so some non-ST members will get a chance but, as you say, Red members are unlikely to get a look in.

The more Gooners there, the better. We need to be in there early (unlike the Carling Cup when most turned up late) and get behind the lads. Wigan will not be easy, as they have shown, so don’t count on anything other than a tough encounter. Still there for us if we adopt the right attitude. COYG!

Chris B
Chris B

Can you hear the Wigan sing? No..No..