Everton Chief Executive Spot On In FA Cup Final Ticketing Tirade


Everton chief executive Robert Elstone will table a motion on the allocation of FA Cup final tickets at the Premier League’s next meeting.
The Blues are upset they have just over 25,000 tickets for the Wembley showpiece against Chelsea on 30 May.
Elstone told BBC Radio Merseyside: “The fact that 40,000 people out of 90,000 don’t care who wins or loses the final is disgraceful.
“I’m going to table a motion that looks to review and revise the allocation.” (BBC Sport)

I have to say i heartily agree with Mr. Elstone on this one. If I were an Everton season ticket holder who couldn’t get hold of a ticket for such a big occasion as this I would be sick and my anger would be even more warranted given that such a huge chunk of the ticketing allocation goes to ‘corporates’ whilst i would be left sat at home having to watch my beloved team on the box.

Quite frankly i see no reason why the entire allocation shouldn’t be split pretty much down the middle with 45,000 going to each competing team, why should a team’s fan suffer and miss out because someone who supports neither team wants to impress his business connections with a freebie. It’s a disgrace but this is by no means a new situation.

The problem with ticket allocations has gone on since time and memorial but something really must be done. Frankly i think it is a simple situation that should be treated as such. Two teams are playing in the Cup Final and it really has nothing to do with any other teams contingent or indeed corporates and the fact that true football fans would miss out on such a big occasion is appalling.

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