Promotion chasing Whites allocated 2000 more seats in Cobbold on safety grounds
Leeds have been allocated an extra 2000 tickets for the game against Town at Portman Road on Sunday, May 5.
The decision to increase their allocation has been taken after meetings between the Club, the police and safety advisors.
Town have been inundated with ticket requests from Leeds fans looking to attend the game, with the Whites currently sitting in an automatic promotion place and closing in on a return to the Premier League.
“We have been aware of the demand from Leeds fans to attend the game and we have had communication from the EFL on the matter but we felt it wasn’t something that could be discussed until we were relegated,” Town secretary, Stuart Hayton told the Club website.
“We needed to ensure that we could cover the demand to attend the game from our own fans first and that could have increased if our fate went down to the last game of the season.
“Having met with the Safety Advisory Group in an emergency meeting today and spoken to the police, it was felt that it was beneficial on safety grounds to allocate the upper tier of the Cobbold Stand to Leeds fans.
“We sincerely apologise to our supporters for the inconvenience caused in having to be moved to other parts of the stadium and hope they understand the reasons for this late decision. It’s not one we have taken lightly.”
Season ticket holders or supporters who have purchased a match ticket in the Cobbold Stand will be required to choose a seat elsewhere in the stadium. Details of how to claim an alternative seat will be sent to you in the coming days.