Plenty of Birmingham City fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that the club’s upcoming FA Cup fourth round tie with Coventry City has now sold out for away supporters.
As confirmed by the Blues’ official website, all 9,260 tickets available for the clash have now been purchased by supporters.
Whilst Coventry have sold around 9,500 tickets for the game as of yesterday, the capacity at St Andrew’s is 30,009.
Although Birmingham will be the away team at their own stadium for this fixture due to the nature of the FA Cup draw, the Sky Blues have agreed to a near 50:50 split when it comes to tickets.
Yet with over 10,000 tickets in total yet to be sold, it will be intriguing to see whether the Blues opt to ask Coventry for more supply ahead of Saturday’s showdown.
Having failed to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup since 2012, Birmingham will be determined to secure their progress in the world’s oldest domestic knock-out competition by beating the Sky Blues.
Although the Blues will enter the clash as favourites due to the fact that they play in a higher division than Coventry, they cannot afford to underestimate their opponents who are currently thriving under the guidance of manager Mark Robins.
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After the club revealed the latest news surrounding tickets for this weekend’s game, plenty of Birmingham fans reacted on Twitter.
Here are some of the best responses from the club’s supporters…
10k Empty seats, shambles
— Dan Taylor (@Dan_Taylor_14) January 21, 2020
What a joke!
— JV (@JamesJV97) January 21, 2020
Not sold out though! Give us more tickets
— Thomas #TTAOUT (@Thomas_Bcfc_) January 21, 2020
so we gonna have 10,000 empty seats, whh do that when theres a high demand 🙄
— BCFCKRO (@BCFCKRO3) January 21, 2020
Why restrict tickets sold? GML has areas closed on the day. Why? Another missed opportunity. Rediculous and no explanation as usual. #bcfc
— Dave Pugh (@DavePugh73) January 21, 2020
— Ted Smith (@TedSmithSTS) January 21, 2020
19'000 is NOT a sell out
— The magic of bootlegging (@78DarknessTour) January 21, 2020
Are away support is so big, best in the league 😂👀
— Ryan (@OutrageousOdin) January 21, 2020
Surely you will now start selling the Tilton stand? From main stand to Blues and from Kop to Cov. Segregate in the middle. Common sense? Oh hang on, this is Blues! Utter shambles of a club.
— Peter Sparrow (@PeterSparrow1) January 21, 2020
Why only 9260 tickets, 10000 empty seats?
— Blues Trust (@bluestrust) January 21, 2020
So Coventry have been given 9.5K tickets and we have 9.2K. We’ve both sold out and there are 10K seats left….but it’s a sell out. Could only happen at Blues #KRO
— Russ (@blueruss1875) January 21, 2020