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Hardy fans queue early for last Final tickets
Eagar Bantams’ fans pitched tents in the snow as queues started to form 27 hours before the club’s last Capital One Cup final tickets went on sale today.
Steven Price, 31, of Shipley, was first to arrive outside the Valley Parade ticket office at 5.45am yesterday to secure four tickets for Bradford City’s Wembley final against Swansea – wrapped up from the cold and armed with a tent.
“I actually wanted to come down last night,” said the fan of 15 years, who had taken time off from his job at Princes soft drinks to join the queue.
“When I got here I didn’t think I’d be the first, I thought more people would be here already.
“The cold hasn’t put me off at all. It’s a bit of history and it will definitely be worth it.”
Third in line was Andy Gledhill, 53, of Saltaire, who already has his Wembley tickets, but wanted to make sure family members did not miss out.
“We’ve got a 17-seat minibus booked and want to make sure all the family can go. We’ve got to make sure everybody’s there because it’s a one off,” he said.
“It’s a great atmosphere.”
Further down the queue, Emma Crossley, 28, of Little Horton, told how she had initially planned to begin queuing at around 7pm yesterday[thu] – but decided to arrive early after seeing pictures of fans in tents outside the ticket office.
“As soon as I saw it I told my mum ‘I have to get there!’ “I got here at around 11am and I think I’m tenth in the queue.
“I am a bit cold, but the snow hasn’t put me off at all. I’m all prepared for sleeping out - my mum’s going to come down later with some food and extra blankets.”