‘ CARDIFF CITY UPDATE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3RD 2016 ‘
By Carl Curtis
TICKET SALES :
At close of business yesterday (Tuesday) Cardiff City had sold just over 1,700 tickets for our opening match away to Birmingham City.
Sales continue to be brisk today and the club are expecting approximately 2,000 Bluebirds to be at St Andrews on Saturday. We have an allocation of 2,200 for this fixture.
There are no travel restrictions for the game this Saturday.
Tickets for the cup match versus Bristol Rovers next Wednesday have just gone over the 500 number, again this fixture has no travel restrictions whatsoever meaning City fans heading on coaches, by car or train can do so with no fuss and just head straight to the ground.
AWAY MATCHES FURTHER AHEAD :
The Fulham away match will likely see the use of sniffer dogs as per last season’s fixture at Craven Cottage.
For the Burton Albion away match City will have an allocation of 1,700. This ground will most likely be the most popular for most Championship clubs due to it being a new ground for most.
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS :
For each away game up to and including Burton Albion, at present there are no travel restrictions on City fans.
CARDIFF AND READING TICKET OFFER :
Reading FC approached Cardiff City FC about doing a reciprocal ticket price for both matches between the two clubs, an agreement of £20 for adults and £10 for 18yrs – 24yrs old has been agreed. In previous season there has been a limited number of family tickets and this promotion supersedes that.
CITY ARRESTS 2015/16 :
A total of 23 City fans were arrested over the whole of last season, home and away, but 10 of those arrests came in one match, Fulham away. The 10 arrested were Drink/Drug related arrests.
City fans were warned prior to that match and again the warning is that Fulham will most likely have sniffer dogs at their turnstiles again this season.
SEASON TICKET SALES :
Cardiff City season tickets sales were announced at the meeting as similar numbers to what was sold for the whole of last season, the club were hopeful that they would have sold a few thousand more than they did last season after they made significant price drops in season tickets all over the stadium and they are as little as £49 for U16’s.
WALES FANS EURO’S ARRESTS :
The Euro’s were discussed and the success of the tournament from Wales’ perspective, it was considered a huge success both on and off the pitch, just 13 Welsh fans were arrested over the course of the whole event.
PAUL TROLLOPE’S FIRST LEAGUE MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE :
Paul Trollope’s first league match press conference has been pulled forward 24 hours to tomorrow, instead of the usual Friday morning meet up with the media, this coincides with the open day training session that takes place tomorrow also.
TEAM NEWS :
Positive news from the City camp is that Paul Tollope has a fully fit squad ahead of the Birmingham match.
POLICE FREE GAMES :
Due to the impeccable behaviour of City fans at home games we will have more police free games than ever before at CCS.