Salford handed initial 3,000 tickets for EFL Trophy final against Portsmouth

Salford City have been allocated an initial 3,000 tickets for the EFL Trophy final against Pompey.

Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 6:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 10:29 am

That’s 47,300 less than what the Blues have been given for the game at Wembley on Sunday, April 5.

Pompey have been handed an allocation of 50,300 tickets for the final, which go on sale on Friday.

That means the Fratton faithful will vastly outnumber opposition fans for a game that attracted a record-breaking crowd of 85,021 for the competition last season when Kenny Jackett’s side beat Sunderland on penalties.

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The difference in numbers is not surprising, though, given that Salford’s biggest crowd of the season was the 4,518 that attended their Carabao Cup game with Leeds back in August.

That represents the biggest-ever attendance recorded at Moor Lane.

An overall total of 8,049 fans were at Wembley last season to see the Lions’ victory against Fylde in the Conference play-off final.

Salford fans will be seated in the West Stand, with Pompey supported seated in the East Stand.

There'll be plenty of empty seats in the Salford end when Pompey take on the Lions in the Leasing.com Trophy final in April