FC Halifax Town limited to 1,000 tickets for Brackley play-off final

Lee Gregory's  goal about to hit the back of the net at Guiseley
Lee Gregory's goal about to hit the back of the net at Guiseley
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Brackley Town confirmed today that only 1,000 tickets will be allocated for FC Halifax Town fans for Sunday’s play-off final.

It was hoped that an extra 500 tickets might be made available.

Brackley secretary Pat Ashby said the ground has a 3,000 capacity but that had been reduced to 2,500 on police advice.

“We would love to give Halifax more but have to go on police advice,” he said.

The allocation is expected to mean many Town fans miss out again - the club quickly sold out its 1,000 allocation for the Guiseley semi-final second leg on Saturday.

Mr Ashby said Halifax’s ticket allocation was generous given that Brackley only had 1,500 tickets for what is its biggest game in its history.

Many Town fans had been urging a switch of ground to ensure all those who wanted to attend could do so, but Mr Ashby said the rules are that the highest placed club hosts the final and consequently that had not been a consideration.

The Brackley tickets go on sale from noon today and can be ordered by credit card and proof of address is required to ensure fans are segregated.

Mr Ashby urged fans not to travel without tickets as they won’t be allowed into the ground.

The Town fans will be accommodated in a new terraced area behind a goal which has 200 seats in the middle.

The club expects tickets to arrive later today and currently the intention is they will go on sale to season ticket holders tomorrow and general sale on Thursday.