The Football League have moved to explain why Sheffield Wednesday fans have been unable to get any more tickets for the Play-Off Final clash at Wembley, despite Hull City failing to sell their allocation.
The demand for tickets for the clash which will see the winners take up a place in the Premier League had been huge at this part of Yorkshire and it was hoped that those not sold by Tigers could have been passed on to Owls fans.
However, the way that the tickets have been sold as instructed by The Football League has meant that there isn't a sufficient gap between opposing supporters.
The Football League tonight released a statement explaining the situation, at a time when many Wednesday fans have been left disappointed.
A Football League spokesman said: “With ticket sales for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final having now ceased, it has been confirmed that a number of tickets from Hull City’s allocation have remained unsold meaning that there will be empty spaces in the crowd.
“As with previous matches at Wembley, it isn’t always possible to make all of one club’s unsold tickets available to fans of their opponent, as the stadium’s safety certificate requires supporters to be separated at the turnstiles and on the concourses, as well as in the stadium bowl itself.
“Throughout the week, the League, Hull City and Wembley Stadium have explored all options in order to make some additional tickets available to Sheffield Wednesday supporters. As a result, a number of tickets were provided to Wednesday fans through a ballot organised by the club.”