City could bring more than 4,000 fans for Halifax FA Cup tie

Town fan Craig Robertshaw with his tickets for Sunday's cup match.
Town fan Craig Robertshaw with his tickets for Sunday's cup match.

Bradford City FC have been granted an extra 1,000 tickets today (Friday) ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup clash at FC Halifax Town, after the Bantam’s initial allocation of 3,500 sold out.

Non-league Town will come up against the League One giants on Sunday, November 9, at the Shay.

The televised clash which kicks off at noon is eagerly anticipated in the district and will see the two neighbouring football teams meet for the first time since September 1998.

Fans have been clammering for tickets since the derby was announced.

According to the Bradford City FC website, the additional 1,000 tickets were released this evening (Friday), after fans snapped up more than the 3,500 away allocation.

Away supporters have been allocated the Skircoat and North Stands at the Shay for the game, which is expected to see a record attendence for a FC Halifax Town home match.

A spokesman for FC Halifax Town said ticket sales for the home fans were going well.

Town fans can still buy advanced tickets for the match from the Shay ticket office between 10am and 4pm on Saturday.

Sunday’s first round FA Cup tie is not all ticket for Halifax supporters and fans can still pay on the day of the game but they have been advised to arrive early.

Tickets are priced at £17 for adults, £5 for under 16s and £13 for all concessions.