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Coventry City thanks fans for sell-out

29 January 2013

The Sky Blues will be backed by a record number of City fans...

The Sky Blues will be roared on by a record number of City fans at the Ricoh Arena when they take on Crewe in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Area Final next Tuesday.

The club has sold out the home allocation for the first leg against Crewe – and that’s in excess of 28,500.

The record gate since City moved to the Ricoh in 2005 was 31,407 for an FA Cup tie with Chelsea in 2009 – but there were around 6,000 Chelsea fans at the game.

Dan Walker, ticketing manager for Coventry City, said: “We want to say a big thank you to everyone who has bought a ticket for the JPT tie.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better response from the supporters and this really is their night.

“There has been lots of talk on social media regarding supporters bringing scarves and wearing sky blue on the night and that would be fantastic. 

“It is the fans’ own initiative but we will try to support it and get the message out to other supporters as much as we can.

“We will also be getting the message out as many times as we can between now and next Tuesday for fans to get here as early as possible. That will give them a chance to soak up the atmosphere and also help get everyone into the ground in good time.”

CCFC manager Mark Robins said: “We have a big league game coming up on Friday night at Sheffield United and our focus is firmly on that.

“But, of course, we have seen the fact that the JPT game is sold out in the home ends and to see that sea of Sky Blue and hear the support will provide a fantastic spur for the players on the night.”

Those fans who have bought a ticket for the JPT Area Final at the Ricoh Arena are reminded that they can get an additional £5 off a 2012/13 home shirt, meaning adult shirts are £15 and kids’ shirts are £10.

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