ALBION have been handed a ticket allocation of less than 300 for our supporters to back the Baggies in next month’s FA Cup third-round tie at Exeter City.
This highly-restricted allocation has been brought about by extensive redevelopment of the St James Park stadium.
Because of the building work, the regulation of visiting FA Cup teams receiving 15 per cent of stadium capacity does not apply and Albion’s travelling contingent will be confined to a section in one of only two stands open.
As a result of being allocated such a small number of tickets, the Club have focused on rewarding its most loyal and devoted followers of recent seasons.
Tickets will firstly be made available to our 201 away season-ticket holders who can purchase a ticket from 9am on Wednesday, December 20.
The remaining number will go to supporters who our data shows have attended every home and away game, including Cup ties, last season and this season AND also renewed their season tickets for the last two campaigns.
These supporters are eligible to purchase a ticket which will be available from Thursday, December 21 at 9am.
Supporters have until Friday, December 22 at 5pm to purchase their tickets. In the unlikely event of any remaining unsold, the Club will make a further announcement.
Tickets are priced adults £27, seniors (over 64) and full-time students £24 and under-18s £14.
“We have been left in an impossible position in terms of trying to satisfy the demand from our fans to see the game,” said CEO Martin Goodman.
“The allocation is so small that we felt the best method of distribution was to reward the supporters who have shown the highest level of devotion and support for the club.
“It is unfortunate that many of our equally loyal fans, who might have missed a game for the most understandable of reasons, will fall outside the category.
“We have argued the case for more tickets but safety concerns at Exeter mean we are restricted to this small pocket in one stand. We trust our fans will understand these are difficulties not of our making."
Tickets will only be available by phone bookings (0121 227 2227) or collection from the Hawthorns ticket office. Please note, tickets will not be available online.