Blades unveil new ticketing policy at the Lane

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SHEFFIELD United have notified supporters they will be operating a new turnstile system for Saturday’s FA Cup match against Birmingham City.

Dave McCarthy, United’s managing director, confirmed specific entrance points for concessionary tickets are set to be re-introduced ahead of the fourth round tie.

“All supporters should be able to enjoy watching their team play having paid the appropriate price to do so,” said McCarthy. “We offer very competitive prices and believe the vast majority of our fans are honest and would expect those sitting alongside them to have also paid the correct amount.”

Concessionary turnstiles are situated across the stadium and have been labelled with the appropriate signs.

Emma Wylie, United’s ticket office manager, said: “Any fans purchasing concessionary season or match tickets are reminded to bring proof of status with them to the game to avoid any unnecessary issues.

“When entering the turnstiles a coloured light will indicate a concessionary ticket prompting stewards to check the relevant form of ID.

“Fans unable to produce the correct proof of concession will be referred to the ticket office and could possibly be refused entry.”

Meanwhile, tickets have gone on sale for United’s visit to Huddersfield Town next month.

United have been allocated 4,000 seats for the match.