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Supporters furious as National League playoff final ticket prices are revealed

Supporters have been left furious as National League playoff final details as well as the much anticipated ticket prices are revealed.

Torquay United secured their place in the final with a 4-2 extra-time win over Notts County on Saturday while Hartlepool United went on to beat Stockport County 1-0 at Edgeley Park on Sunday afternoon.

The winning sides were then handed their allocation of tickets by the National League representatives with details announced on Monday morning, but it’s had many angry.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE STATEMENT:

Ticket information has now been confirmed for the Vanarama National League Promotion Final at Ashton Gate on Sunday 20th June, 2pm kick-off.

The sale of tickets to supporters will take place through each participating club, including hospitality.

All general admission tickets will be priced at £41. Additional costs to cover handling and chosen delivery methods are at the clubs’ discretion.

Tickets will be sold in physical form, and each spectator must use the nominated seat provided to ensure social distancing inside Aston Gate Stadium.

Fans of Hartlepool United will be positioned in the Dolman Stand and a section of the Atyeo Stand. The Lansdown Stand and a section of the Atyeo Stand will be designated for the supporters of Torquay United.

Covid-19

All spectators seeking to attend the Final are being strongly recommended that no more than 48 hours before kick-off, they undertake a lateral flow test for Covid-19.

Details of where to obtain FREE testing kits is included in a Covid-19 Policy document being issued to all class of ticket holders. It also succinctly warns, due to the current climate of rising infection rates in certain areas, the regulations under which the Final is permitting fans from both Clubs to attend, could change swiftly as the Final draws closer.

The National League together with Ashton Gate Stadium are working in close liaison with Public Health England and all other relevant authorities, to implement a raft of conditions to provide a safe environment for everyone on and around the footprint of the Stadium.

To create the best experience for this special occasion, all spectators are asked to comply with these conditions; and so by each individual taking personal responsibility for their conduct, this will not only protect their own personal safety but others whom they come into contact with. Ultimately it will not only benefit fellow fans but importantly demonstrate the utmost respect to the challenges all communities face at this time.

Supporters were left furious as the National League playoff final ticket prices are revealed…

@steveysey: That price is outrageous!

@StephenRushton2: @MartinL75279040 Glad we didn’t make it to play-offs with these prices

@MartinL75279040: How much?!? Bloody hell, yeah as much as I enjoyed our last play off final trip, I wouldn’t be happy paying that price on top of petrol/hotel and beer. Smells like someone is trying to claw back money from Lockdown

@allan_gaskin: That softens the blow of yesterday’s defeat!

@alfredbarnard1: Outrageous! For that sort of money I could watch a National League game at King’s Lynn Town.

@UTM_Mariners: It’s cheaper to watch some Premier League teams, that’s shocking. 😳

@Markpratten3: That’s a joke! No need for that sort of price!

@StuartMcNeill6: That is shocking pricing from @TheVanaramaNL

@real_martinrich: Absolute shocking, it’s supposed to be Non-League!

@ShrimpersTalk: Bloody Nora!

@Mogzy1985: Disgraceful pricing

@pfcmichael: Paid about £40 for transport and ticket for the league two play off final so £41 for just the ticket is a piss take

@awayonsaturday1: It’s the usual awful prices for this game – only the @TheVanaramaNL don’t have the excuse of ‘high prices because it’s at Wembley’ which they’ve tried to use previously when charging the same amount for their Play-Off Final. I wonder what @JeffStelling thinks of the pricing?

@HamiltonG1961: Absolutely shocking (but not surprising!). The National League clubs recently voted that they have confidence in the people running @TheVanaramaNL on their behalf. Yet again the fans have been treated appallingly. Some tickets for the recent FA Cup Final at Wembley were only £35.

@RedBlueAndy: Absolute piss take…… 😡😡😡😡

@kerry_underwood: Well – that pricing has gone down well. Good job we have not had a pandemic threatening the very existence of non-league football and making fans worried about their own financial security.

@mrjacktanner: Jesus christ, I paid less for a League One p/o final six years ago

@Dauntless1980: That’s shocking!

@mrcrh11: Bit steep, sure it was not that much in 2014

@Stevenorient: £41 plus- what a disgrace, fans of @TUFC1899 & @Official_HUFC have both got long expensive trips to a championship ground (not even Wembley). This is unreasonable. No surprise that @TheVanaramaNL are doing this, they dont have any respect for fans it appears.

@energygeologist: Stinks of taking advantage of fans to make up revenue from reduced crowd

@IanD2012: Greed 😲

@AnthonyCope4: Disgraceful pricing

@durhamchris1983: ridiculous pricing, no concessions also. very typical of this league

@nick_french: Awful pricing. £41, no concessions. Fans being treated with contempt again. This is the national league, not the Championship play offs

@smokyblacon: £41 Jesus

@1862_TwoPies: Absolutely disgusting from @TheVanaramaNL £41 for tickets for a non-league game is pure and simply greed. Sheer contempt for the fans again. No consideration given on venue, really feel for @Official_HUFC fans.

@hoddles10: £41 for non-league football. They’re having a larf.

@ChrisGarvey13: Was thinking of going to this – not now . Joke for a non league game

@jrbatesy136: £41 is disgusting….who set that price?

@curtiz58: Absolutely disgraceful to charge that especially as the game is NOT at Wembley

@ChrisThebe: Robbing Bastards

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