West Ham to take maximum Old Trafford allocation

david-goldWest Ham co-chairman, David Gold has confirmed the club will request the maximum allocation possible for the FA Cup Quarter Final match against Manchester United at Old Trafford, despite the date and time being yet to be released.

Gold tweeted to one fan “We will take the maximum allocation for the Man. United game. dg”

Old-Trafford-Stadium-Manchester-UnitedManchester United has a special dispensation with the FA meaning they only need to offer other clubs 12% of their 76,000 capacity stadium instead of the usual 15% for FA Cup games.

That should mean a 9,000 allocation at Old Trafford although the local SAG (Safety Advisory Group) will have the final say and supporter segregation will be a major factor.

The safety group who will decide is made up of representatives from the local club, the local authority and the police and transport companies.

In January, Manchester United offered Sheffield United an allocation of 8,500 tickets for the Third Round of the FA Cup with a minimum price of £45 for adults and the Hammers could be looking at a similar arrangement.


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

5 comments on “West Ham to take maximum Old Trafford allocation

  1. Only 8500? How did Middlesborough take 10,050 last October, & Coventry 11,000 back in 2007(?)? Is there a different rule for the Hammers fans?

  2. I have been told by the ticket office that Manchester United have agreed a special dispensation for this year with the FA. Middlesborough was last year before it was agreed.

    Man Utd argued they are the only club with a 76,000 stadium and want it reduced inline to second biggest club stadium (the Emirates) with 60,000 seats.

    Funny enough Arsenal never give 15% or 9,000 tickets anyway always citing safety issues. The maximum give at the Emirates is under 6,000 because of segregation issues.

  3. Thanks for the reply Sean. Oh well, typical cheating Mancs Not to worry as we’ll have a great day out. It’ll be the best part of 75,000 cockneys anyway

  4. As I said before , they will nominate the ref as well ? Just like the red ref v Shrewsbury last night , sick !!!!!! . Still fancy our chances though, even though Fellini and swineflu will inflict maximum damage on payets and lanzini??

  5. Always baffles me how the biggest stadia are designed with the minimum flexibility. You’d imagine that the greater the capacity, the more number of ways they could divide it to meet the various requirements. They’d all soon discover creative ways to make the numbers if the rules said you had to give another entire area to give the 15% as a minimum.

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