Wycombe Wanderers have agreed to extend the allocation of tickets available for Sunderland fans for the Sky Bet League 1 fixture at Adams Park on Saturday 9th March, accommodating away supporters in the Beechdean Stand as well as the Lords Builders Merchants Stand.
In addition to the regular allocation of 1,800 seats behind one goal in the Lords Builders Merchants Stand, the Black Cats will also receive approximately 900 seats in the Beechdean Stand, along one side of the pitch.
Wanderers fans who hold season tickets in the Beechdean Stand will be contacted directly - or can make contact with the club themselves - in order to reallocate their tickets for this fixture, and will be able to claim a free guest ticket each for the game against Accrington Stanley at Adams Park three days later as a gesture of goodwill for any inconvenience caused.
Ticket sales for Wycombe supporters have been suspended for a two-week period – until Thursday 31st January – to enable the club to arrange the reallocation of seats for those fans affected by this change. This fixture has now been made all-ticket for both sets of supporters, meaning that no tickets will be available to buy on the day of the game.
Home fans looking to buy online will need a previous ticket history – within the past 12 months – in order to complete the purchase; alternatively they will need to call the ticket office on 01494 441118 or visit the shop at Adams Park once tickets are placed on sale.
Away supporters will only be able to purchase tickets from Sunderland’s ticket office, in accordance with their selling policy.
General manager Michael Davies said: “Sunderland have sold out every away allocation so far in League 1 and we very much look forward to welcoming their supporters to Adams Park for the very first time. It is our intention to attract the largest possible attendance for what I’m sure will be a fantastic occasion and therefore we have made the decision to accommodate away supporters in the Beechdean Stand in order to maximise ticket sales.
“We appreciate that this may inconvenience approximately 300 Wycombe fans who hold season tickets in this stand and hope they understand our reasoning for wanting to benefit from a bumper crowd on this occasion, with the added revenue that comes with it. We apologise that their preferred seats won’t be available for this match – the impact on those fans affected was a major consideration during our decision, which was not taken lightly, and we thank them in for advance for their co-operation.
“Sunderland gave Wycombe a brilliantly warm welcome at the Stadium of Light in November and there was a great deal of mutual respect and appreciation after that match, so we are keen to extend an equally open invitation to their fans to come down to Adams Park, see what we’re all about and enjoy the game with us.”