Frenzied-Thirty Minutes See Chelsea Tickets Disappear

By Rob Cooper
Last updated : 19 November 2003
The last few tickets for Reading's game against Chelsea were snapped up by a couple of hundred hardy souls at 9am this morning. Fans camped outside the East Stand ticket office overnight to get their freezing cold hands on tickets for the tie.

The queue stretched around to the hotel as fans clung onto their last remaining chance of getting a ticket for the match with Claudio Ranieri's side. Those who turned up at 7am - two hours before the remaining few tickets went on sale - knew they were almost certain to miss out on the remaining few.

When the ticket office windows eventually opened at 9am after a long night in the cold, the remaining seats for the Carling Cup Fourth Round clash were snapped up within thirty minutes of being released for sale.

With the match now completely sold out, the crowd should top 24,000 for only the second time in the Madejski Stadium's history.

Fans who missed out this time because they didn't keep their Huddersfield stubs are advised to keep them from this weekend's game against Watford. Should the Royals beat Chelsea then the club have said that those that attend the Hornets game will get priority booking in the next round (unless we have to travel to an away ground with only a small allocation).

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