Rotherham United expect their 25,000 ticket allocation for the League One Play-off Final against Leyton Orient at Wembley a week tomorrow to be snapped up.
The first batch of tickets went on sale yesterday morning to season ticket holders and the ticket company handling the sales reported ‘very high demand’.
On their other two appearances at the national stadium, in 1996 (at the ‘old’ Wembley) and 2010 for the League Two Play-off Final, Rotherham took around 21,000 supporters on each occasion.
The club’s attendances are substantially higher this season than in either of those two campaigns and with, understandably, more interest around the town in the club’s fortunes over the past couple of years, the club’s expectation of selling their allocation seems justified.
Should the allocation be sold there is almost certain to be the option of more tickets.
They stay on sale exclusively to season ticket holders until Monday when Millers Mayday members get their chance. General sale starts on Tuesday. They go off sale at 8pm next Thursday.
None are on sale at the New York Stadium and the club say fans should book through www.seetickets.com/go/rotherham which operates 24/7. They advise this method although there is a phone line, 0871 2303446.
The game has a 3pm kick off and Rotherham fans will be housed in the same end of the stadium as they were for both their previous visits, ie the East.
The Football League announced yesterday that Rotherham will be wearing their away kit of all-grey. Leyton Orient will be in their normal red and white.
“Our fans have been magnificent all season and the support away from home has been magnificent, they really have travelled in big numbers,” said Millers boss Steve Evans.
“They deserve to get a trip to Wembley and I’m not surprised at the response.
“We asked them to make the New York Stadium a sea of red on Thursday and they did that. The atmosphere was fantastic and it was a night all Rotherham fans there will long remember.”