Hectic final day of ticket sales ahead of FA Cup clash

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

The day before the highly-anticipated FA Cup tie between FC Halifax and Bradford City has seen a final fluury of ticket sales.

Halifax Town’s club secretary Tony Allan has described the day as “hectic” as fans took their last chance to buy a ticket ahead of the West Yorkshire derby clash.

With Bradford City being granted an extra 1,000 tickets after their initial allocation of 3,500 sold out, the town is set for a busy day tomorrow.

Sunday’s first round FA Cup tie, starting at noon, 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.

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.

The club has also issued the following information for fans before the game.

The North and West (Skircoat) Stand are accessible from Hunger Hill.

The road to the stadium from Hunger Hill will only be accessible by Bradford fans entering the North Stand.

Halifax supporters are asked to approach the stadium using the Shaw Hill/Shay Syke entrance into the main car park where both the South Stand and East Stand turnstiles are accessible.

All spectators with pre-paid tickets must enter via the relevant turnstiles.

Spectators with pre-paid seating tickets must sit in their allocated seat as per their ticket information.

All spectators issued with a ticket are asked to retain their ticket throughout the game.

As the club is expecting a large crowd they are recommending that spectators arrive at the ground early.

As a result, access to the East Stand Supporters Bar will be from within the stadium once they have entered via the turnstiles.

Parking on site is strictly reserved only, this includes disabled bays.

There is unreserved public parking is available at the multi-storey car park on Hunger Hill.

The car park costs £3 per vehicle and is open from 8am until 4pm. There are 300 spaces available which includes seven disabled bays.

All spectators taking use of parking on or off site are reminded not to leave any valuables in view.