Wembley tickets sold out for Sunderland fans

THOUSANDS of Sunderland fans will be left "disappointed" after it was confirmed by the Stadium of Light club that the ticket allocation for the Capital One Cup final has sold out.

After the completion of the phase one and phase two application procedures, Sunderland have revealed there are none left for general sale.

Tickets have been on priority sale to season card holders and seasonal hospitality members for over the last two weeks and the club has seen unprecedented demand.

Sunderland chief executive, Margaret Byrne, said: “The interest in this game and the subsequent demand for tickets has been absolutely phenomenal, so much so, we could have filled Wembley many times over.

“When demand far exceeds supply it is inevitable that some people will be disappointed. We would love to be able to take all of our supporters to Wembley with us but sadly it is simply not possible with the ticket allocation we have been given.

“We carefully considered every option available to us and believe that we have allocated tickets in the fairest way possible.

"It goes without saying that every single supporter is important to us, however, recognising and thanking our season card holders, seasonal hospitality members and key partners, who have been the backbone of our support through good and bad times, was our priority."

Sunderland, due to face Manchester City at Wembley on March 2, have also confirmed it will not be receiving any additional tickets on top of the allocation that it has already been given.

The final will be screened throughout the stadium’s suites and bars, giving fans who couldn’t make the trip to Wembley the chance to enjoy the game with their fellow supporters.

The match will be shown in areas including Quinn’s Sports Bar, the Montgomery Suite and Executive Boxes, with packages including food options and drinks promotions.

* Further details are available at www.safc.com/daretodream. Supporters are advised to reserve their place as soon as possible by calling 0871 911 155 or e-mail hospitality@safc.com.

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