Blackburn struggle to sell out FA Cup game

FA Cup.jpg-pwrt3Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert has called on his supporters to get behind their team and buy a ticket for the Sunday match with West Ham.

The biggest crowd Lambert has experienced in his three months in charge of the Rovers came in his first home game in charge when 15,837 fans watched the 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Only 16,000 tickets have been sold so far and that includes West Ham’s sold-out 7,200 allocation so the home side have only sold around 8,800.

Lambert, speaking after his side’s 3-0 win at home to Fulham on Tuesday, said: “I look forward to Sunday and seeing how busy the stadium will be. It will be a great atmosphere and our fans will get behind us. We need the supporters and we need to get more in the stadium to give us that extra hand. Hopefully if we do play like that (against Fulham), and do go on little winning runs, then more come and watch us.”

Rovers are averaging attendances of 13,752 in the league this season. The capacity of Ewood park is 31,367.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Blackburn struggle to sell out FA Cup game

  1. Football fans are strange. I think most of us attend games because we live or did live in the catchment area and you just support your local team. It doesn’t matter if they are crap or title winners – most still go because they are your team….. or does that only apply to a few clubs like West Ham and Man City? Blackburn were getting full houses when they bought the league – where are they now? terrible so called fans.

  2. i tend to agree there m8
    i used to live in Bromley by bow all my life untill my grandfather passed over 40yrs ago now. i live in stoke and this an area that very much stoke throughout but good and bad all the same as anywhere
    i do have some respect here as i would not and never would support anyone else but my West Ham after a few arguments over the years to put it mildly that my friend is where i agree
    a lot of friends i do have here are sick of so called fans who only support the Liverpool/man.u/ Chelsea ohhhh and all of a sudden man.c fans who have never been seen before
    i love whats happening to you guys down there and wished i was part of it take it all and have fun

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