The end of Manchester City at the Carabao Cup final could see empty seats struggling to sell their assignment … with Aston Villa fans who are now buying Etihad tickets to try Wembley!
- Manchester City has yet to sell its full allotment for the Carabao Cup final
- The club is struggling to shift the most expensive tickets for the Wembley collision
- The slow sale has proved to be a source of frustration for the Aston Villa quota
- A Villa fan even went to City’s victory over West Ham just to qualify for the final tickets
Manchester City is struggling to sell their full allocation of tickets for the Carabao Cup final next week – meaning there may be empty seats for the Wembley showpiece.
The club announced that supporters could now buy three tickets each if they had attended one competition at Etihad this season, but the slow trickle of sales has frustrated the faithful Aston Villa.
According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa believes that they can only sell the land with 90,000 capacity.
Manchester City is struggling to sell their full ticket allocation for the Carabao Cup final
City supporters can buy three tickets if they have attended one game this season in the Etihad
Villa fans even take drastic measures to ensure that they can watch their side fight for silverware in the capital.
A particularly ambitious supporter made the trip to Manchester to watch the reigning Premier League champions win over West Ham – with the scarce turnout on Wednesday that made room for the crowd.
City’s ticket allocation is now generally sold to fans, which essentially means that people with a booking history at Etihad have the right to grab remaining tickets for the final.
A spokesperson for the club on Thursday confirmed to The Telegraph that a “small number in high prices” was still available for the collision – and that a presence of only 52,000 was recorded for the rescheduled home meeting with West Ham.
Villa believes that they would only sell the location with supporters who even go to Etihad
City’s allocation is in general sales – allowing Villa fans to take advantage of the loophole
Reportedly, that figure is their most visited top flying game in a few years.
The turnout was also not announced during the competition and the location seemed half empty for the full-time whistle in the midst of the chaos caused by Storm Ciara.
Pep Guardiola has previously expressed his disappointment at the occasionally declining ticket sales for City, with the manager particularly concerned about the low figure for the club’s FA Cup victory against Fulham.
The 49-year-old appealed to fans to return to their droves, and unintentionally angry supporter groups in the process.