Villa Park quarter-final allocation snapped up
ALBION will be backed by a 6,500-strong support for their FA Cup tie at Aston Villa after the club's allocation sold out this morning.
It means that Baggies fans are set to blaze a near 10,000-strong trail to their neighbours in a derby week that has captured the imagination of both sets of supporters.
Nearly 3,000 Albion fans – again a sell-out of the visitors’ allocation - will be at Villa Park for Tuesday night’s Barclays Premier League clash.
And the Baggies will now be taking a bumper away following on Saturday (5.30pm ko) for the FA Cup quarter-final follow-up, being screened live on BBC TV.
Tickets first went on sale for the last-eight clash to away season tickets holders last Monday and duly passed through the relevant qualifying criteria.
The final batch of 390 tickets went on sale this morning to home season ticket holders who had not previously snapped up a seat and they were all quickly sold in a matter of hours.
It comes after 5,500 Albion fans made the short trip to St Andrew's to watch the 2-1 fourth-round victory at Birmingham.
Meanwhile, coach travel can still be booked for both this week's league and cup trips to Villa Park. They can be purchased via telephone 0121 227 2227, online or in person at the East Stand ticket office.
Coach travel (which does not include a match ticket) costs £10 return.
Pick-up times for the league match are as follows: Kidderminster (5pm), Stourbridge & Lye (5.15pm) and The Hawthorns (6pm).
Pick-up times for the cup tie are as follows: Kidderminster (3pm), Stourbridge & Lye (3.15pm) and The Hawthorns (4pm).
Meanwhile, the below travel advice has been issued for supporters attending either match against Villa this week.
There are some significant roadworks going on close to Villa Park, meaning Albion fans should attempt to steer clear of junction 6 on the M6 and also aim to use Perry Barr/University car parks north of the stadium - in order to avoid unnecessary delays, particularly-post match.
Full details of the travel advice can be found by clicking here