More tickets go on sale for Gulls

13 May 2009 04:49
One thousand tickets are being sold from Plainmoor for Torquay's play-off final against Cambridge on Sunday. The club have been provided with 1,900 tickets to sell since Monday after fans were unable to get tickets online or over the phone. The Gulls have nearly 9,000 fans going to Wembley, but hope the new tickets will take them over the 10,000 mark. Torquay chief executive Colin Lee said: "It's been a very frustrating and uneasy ride going into Wembley." He added: "We were told that all the pressures and strains of selling tickets going into the final were going to be taken away from us. "As long as the Torquay United fans can respect the fact that we had no control over it, we've tried to get some control over it now, and thankfully we've had around 2,000 tickets delivered to Plainmoor." The Football Conference are aware of the problems and are currently investigating. Conference general manager Dennis Strudwick said: "We've been looking into any teething problems arising. "It's the first time we've used this system and we've been monitoring it this week with the ticket agency. "They are a very competent company, but there have been teething problems which we are investigating." Cambridge have currently sold over 17,000 tickets.

Source: BBC_Sport