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Wolves request for extra Sunderland tickets refused

Wolves have had a request for extra tickets for their trip to Sunderland rejected with the north east club citing logistical issues at the Stadium of Light.

A total of 2,589 tickets were made available for the end-of-season clash on Sunday 6th May clash and they were quickly snapped up.

The Stadium of Light has a capacity of 49,000 and the club’s average home attendance this season is 27,500.



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A Sunderland spokesperson said: “We gave full consideration to this request when it was first made by Wolves a few weeks ago.

“To put some context into the issue, the away supporters are situated in the upper north stand at the Stadium of Light, the east end of the away section is the end of the stand itself.

“With this in mind, the only additional seats that logistically we could consider allocating to Wolves supporters were in the upper north west corner.

“This corner houses a significant number of Sunderland season card holders, many of whom have held their seats for many years.

“Given that these supporters will already be relocated when this area closes next season, we felt it would be insensitive to relocate them for the final match of the season.

“We did look at other areas within the lower bowl of the stadium, but again due to the presence of home season card holders there is no area we can safely allocate to Wolves supporters.

“We appreciate that this will be disappointing for our visitors, but we hope they understand that we made best endeavours to meet their request, but unfortunately is has not been possible for the reasons outlined above.”

 

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