The Hull v Newcastle ticket saga/farce is nearing its conclusion.
With the match now only 24 hours away, Hull City have released an official statement detailing how supporters can pay on the day.
As the position stands now, the Kcom stadium will be less than half full for the quarter-final and Hull City are trying to encourage the supporters (Hull ones) who don’t want to go the game and who are boycotting because of the owners (The Allams), whilst at the same time warning off the fans (from Newcastle) who are desperate to go.
Rather than limiting matchday sales to fans with a previous record of buying tickets, as some Championship clubs have done this season, instead Hull are saying anybody can walk up and buy a ticket.
However, they claim that buyers will have to convince them that they are Hull City fans and that ‘additional security and identification checks’ will be in place, with fans asked to carry identification.
It is just a big joke and even at this late stage, putting on an extra section for Newcastle fans would prevent the risk of supporters mixed together.
Many decent Hull fans will surely be happy to go up and buy tickets on behalf of Newcastle supporters who still bother to make the trip on Tuesday night. They obviously want their team to progress but will still see their club’s owners as far bigger villains, than fellow (Newcastle) supporters who simply want to see their team play.
Official Hull City Statement:
‘Tickets remain available for Tuesday night’s EFL Cup Quarter-Final home tie with Newcastle United (KO 7.45pm).
Supporters on our database can book their seat online and print their ticket at home, while tickets can also be purchased in person from Tiger Leisure at the KCOM Stadium*.
Home fans will also be able to pay at the ground on the night at in one of the following ways, although please note that additional security and identification checks will be in place with fans advised to carry a form of ID:
– In person from Tiger Leisure at the KCOM Stadium up until kick-off time*
– From the self-service kiosks at the stadium from 5pm onwards
Zone 1: £9, Zone 2: £12, Zone 3: £12, Zone 4: £15
Please note that remaining tickets are for home supporters only. Newcastle United fans not in possession of a match ticket are asked not to travel.
We advise supporters to arrive in plenty of time ahead of kick-off due to likely traffic disruption in the area.’
(***The match is being televised live and shown around the world – go HERE to see the channels it is on in the various countries)