UPDATE; Fans who queued for up to 27 hours snap up Bradford Wembley tickets (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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UPDATE; Fans who queued for up to 27 hours snap up Bradford Wembley tickets
9:33am Thursday 14th February 2013 in Capital One Cup Final – Bradford City v Swansea
Queues outside Valley Parade have swelled overnight, with eager Bantams’ fans keen to get their hands on Wembley tickets.
Some of those who pitched tents in the snow yesterday have now bought 'general sale' tickets for the club’s Capital One Cup final.
Onlookers said at least 1,000 people are snaking around Valley Parade, with hopeful fans still arriving at the ground to join the back of the queue. Around half are lining up inside and half outside the ground, and fans are then being taken down to the ticket office in small groups.
Steven Price, 31, of Shipley, was first to arrive outside the Valley Parade ticket office at 5.45am yesterday and he and his friend were the first to secure tickets for Bradford City’s Wembley final against Swansea.
Speaking just before 10am today, he said: "I have been here 27 hours but it's completely worth it. It feels amazing to have my tickets at last."
Mr Price added: "I can't wait to walk down Wembley Way."
Another fan, Paul Smith, 49, of Lidget Green, was also near the front of the queue.
Mr Smith, who spent much of the night making hot drinks for people in the queue after arriving with a gas stove, said this morning: "It feels fantastic - absolutely amazing.
"Everyone wants this ticket. It's the golden ticket."
Updates will follow.