SPFL take back 5,000 Aberdeen tickets for Rangers semi-final
Last Updated: 18/10/18 4:47pm
The SPFL have taken back more than 5,000 tickets from Aberdeen after they sold less than half their allocation for the Scottish League Cup semi-final against Rangers at Hampden Park
Aberdeen had demanded extra tickets for the game after an initial allocation of 16,800, which was increased to 20,300, but so far just over 9,000 have been sold.
The SPFL withdrew the additional tickets after registering that less than 100 were sold on Thursday, and these will now be made available to Rangers fans.
Aberdeen still have 5,500 tickets for sale for the game on October 28th.
An Aberdeen statement said: "With just over a week to go until our Betfred Cup semi-final against Rangers at Hampden Park just over 9,000 tickets have been sold to The Red Army.
"Despite strong initial sales, particularly from our supporters' clubs, overall ticket sales for the match have fallen short of the demand expected.
"Given current sales figures, with the SPFL recording less than 100 being sold by Aberdeen FC today, the SPFL have now taken back certain sections of the East Stand.
"In return, the SPFL will issue the club with an additional allocation of seats in the South Stand Upper and Lower tickets.
"This will necessitate the relocation of some supporters to alternative seats and the club will be in touch with any affected fans to finalise arrangements.
"With 5,500 tickets still available for our supporters, and access to a further allocation if we demonstrate additional demand in the next few days, the focus now quickly turns to building on the tickets that have been sold to fulfil the remainder of our allocation and ensure that the team walk out to a wall of noise from Dons supporters in attendance.
"We must now all play our part in building upon this current sales figure to ensure we have fantastic backing at Hampden next Sunday.
"There is still time for you to the make the difference."