BREAKING NEWS: Bristol City slash prices for crucial Easter clash with Sheffield Wednesday in bid to fill Ashton Gate
Bristol City have slashed prices for the Bank Holiday showdown with Sheffield Wednesday in a bid to pack Ashton Gate.
Home fans will be able to watch the npower Championship clash with the Owls on Monday, April 1, for a bargain-basement £10, while children under the age of 16 will pay just £3.
With both teams battling for survival, the Easter clash is sure to be a crucial one, and City officials are keen to re-create the atmosphere that swept the Robins to victory over Coventry in an equally important contest staged at the same time 12 months ago.
A special ticket offer back then attracted a 19,000 sell-out crowd and a packed Ashton Gate witnessed a crucial 3-1 home win.
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City officials hope this latest price reduction will persuade fans to turn out in force and back head coach Sean O’Driscoll’s team.
City commercial director Kevin Smith said: “We saw how crucial the Easter fixtures were to our survival last season and by lowering prices we were able to fill Ashton Gate for the games with Coventry City and Barnsley.
“Hopefully this latest offer over the busy Easter weekend will prove equally as popular with supporters. The aim is to generate as much partisan support as possible for the team.
“We know Sheffield Wednesday will sell out their full complement of tickets, and we want City fans to respond in kind to really back Sean, his staff and the players in what is a massive fixture.”
In addition, City are also running a special promotion to allow the purchase of a ticket and a replica shirt combined for £30 (adults) and £21 (under-16s).
Tickets are now on sale and can be booked online or by calling 0117 963 0600. Alternatively, these can be bought in person at Ashton Gate in the Bristol City Megastore.
Due to the large away following – Wednesday have been allocated 2,295 tickets – and the number of season ticket holders already in the Wedlock Stand, no further home tickets will be available in that area of the stadium.