FOOTSTEPS OF GIANTS
PUBLISHED: 17:55 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 09:36 23 August 2010
THOUSANDS of Fleet fans have the chance of entering the record books with the highest ever attendance at a FA Trophy final at Wembley. Ebbsfleet United have been given an initial allocation of 15,214 tickets for the final on May 10 against Torquay United
THOUSANDS of Fleet fans have the chance of entering the record books with the highest ever attendance at a FA Trophy final at Wembley.
Ebbsfleet United have been given an initial allocation of 15,214 tickets for the final on May 10 against Torquay United, but Fleet bosses expect the final ticket sales could be double that number.
In the clubs first ever trip to Wembley, the team will use the England dressing room and fans will occupy the west half of the famous stadium.
Fans can buy tickets from Stonebridge Road or on the MyFootballClub website from Monday.
Chairman Brian Kilcullen said the FA will allocate more tickets for the game due to high demand, and hopes the number of Torquay and Ebbsfleet fans will top last years record breaking figure of 53,262 for Stevenage Borough against Kidderminster Harriers.
He said: "We have even had feedback from a lot of other Kent clubs who want to go to Wembley to watch a club from the county take part.
"Last years figure is definitely something to aim for and I think we have every possibility of beating it."
The FA and Wembley Stadium, which has a capacity of 90,000, will increase the Fleet's ticket allocation if there is more demand.
Spencer Dolman, of Marriners Way, Northfleet, is a MyFootballClub member and now sits on the Ebbsfleet United board.
He said: "From the feeling I get around the town and the number of people that I have spoken to, it seems everyone wants to go. I can see us taking nearly double the amount of fans to the ground."
Will Brooks, the creator of MyFootballClub, added: "I hope as many as 5000 tickets can be sold to MyFC members. It is a phenomenal achievement and fully deserved, and while I can't take anything away from the players and the manager, I hope that MyFC has played their part.
"I have been supporting Fulham since 1976, and have never been to Wembley with them, and it's amazing to think that just six weeks after the takeover, Ebbsfleet got to Wembley."
Tickets are priced at £25 with concessions at £12.50 for under 16s and over 65s.
They are on sale at Stonebridge Road and on www.myfootballclub.co.uk from 9am next Monday..
Visit www.ebbsfleetunited.co.uk for more information.