Fans left weary as anxious wait goes on for Bradford City Wembley tickets (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Fans left weary as anxious wait goes on for Bradford City Wembley tickets
3:42pm Thursday 14th February 2013 in Bantams
Weary fans have filled Bradford City’s Valley Parade ground as they anxiously wait to buy their tickets for the club’s Capital One Cup final at Wembley.
Hundreds of supporters are currently sitting in the club’s McCall Suite, clutching orange slips that show their place in line, as they wait to be called to ticket windows to buy their tickets for the historic clash against Swansea.
Everyone who has a slip is guaranteed tickets, although they may not be in their preferred price band.
“It’s been a long day, but I’m sure it will be worth it in the end,” said Janet Westerman, 44, of Wibsey, who has been waiting around five hours at 2pm.
“It’s not much fun sitting and waiting, but people seem to be in good spirits because they know they’re getting tickets.”
Another, Simon Lewis, 22, of Baildon, said he had been napping on and off since arriving in the suite, which is full of empty coffee cups and food wrappers.
“It does feel a bit like an airport waiting room, waiting for your flight to be called.
“There have been people sleeping on the floor and others playing games on their phones. But it’ll all be worth it to see Bradford City at Wembley.”
By around 1.30pm, there were no queues left outside Valley Parade, although a few people could be seen walking up to where the queue had formed