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Ticket offer suspended

BARGAIN-hunting City fans have beaten the credit crunch by snapping up all the initial allocation of £5 and ‘kid of a quid’ tickets for the UEFA Cup tie with Hamburg within eight hours of them going on sale.

Around 15,000 seats were snapped up by non-Seasoncard holders and sales are now temporarily suspended.

It appears then that the game is set to be a sell-out, given the assumption that most, if not all season ticket holders will snap up tickets.

It does seem as though the club has been caught out a little bit here and has probably underestimated the demand for tickets given they have had to suspend sales to non-season ticket holders. In retrospect it does seem a strange decision not to have put tickets on sale solely to season ticket holders for an initial period and then open it up to all fans.

You do wonder how many fans who have been to the majority of UEFA Cup games this season are now going to miss out on this tie.