Following this morning’s decision to remove tickets off advance and on the day sale by Grimsby’s Safety Advisory Group, Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy has written to his counterpart at Grimsby to express the club’s “extreme disappointment”.
Coventry City are disappointed that more of the Sky Blue Army will not be able to attend to support the team on Saturday, despite both Grimsby and Coventry City anticipating on the day sales, but unfortunately this is beyond our control.
Dave Boddy said: “I have written to the Chief Executive at Grimsby to express our extreme disappointment at this decision and the late notice of it.
“This has caused the Football Club and more importantly our supporters severe inconvenience.
“This letter is not directed at the club personally, but I have also asked Grimsby to forward our disappointment and concerns to their Safety Advisory Group, Police and local council, as we believe it is unacceptable to make such arrangements so late in the day.
“While I appreciate Sky Blues fans will be very keen to go to the game and support the team in our first away match of the season, I would ask that if you have not purchased a ticket in advance you do not travel to the game.”
Around 1,350 tickets have been sold to Sky Blues supporters for the match.
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