LET’S turn Wembley tangerine!
That’s the message from Pool’s stars ahead of this weekend’s play-off final against West Ham United.
As the ticket office opened for the fifth day of business this morning, the Seasiders had sold almost 27,000 of their 38,000 allocation.
And defender Stephen Crainey has urged the town to back their side and fill the famous stadium.
He told The Gazette: “The sea of tangerine was unbelievable last time.
“The day, the fans and the result was something I’ll never forget and hopefully we can do it all again this weekend.
“It’s the town’s big chance to put on a show on and off the pitch, so let’s hope we can get the tickets sold and get back into the Premier League.”
Tickets for the game are now on general sale to anyone with a history of purchase at Bloomfield Road.
And although sales are so far slightly down on 2010, club secretary Matt Williams is hopeful they can top the 32,000 who made the trip last time out.
He said: “Our supporters are fantastic, they travel everywhere in their numbers.
“The colour tangerine is so special and hopefully they’ll be another sea of tangerine in the east end of Wembley come Saturday afternoon.”
“I’m sure our supporters will do the club and the town proud as they always do.
“We know it’s a difficult time financially, but we are very appreciative of the support.
“Many of our supporters may not have access to the internet or confidence in buying over the phone, so they can now come down in person and buy from the ticket office at the stadium.
“The tickets are on general sale to anyone who has a history of purchasing from Blackpool FC in the past.
“We have to look at the history of people trying to buy tickets to stop West Ham fans from being in our end.”
Preparations are in the final stages ahead of the big game.
Yesterday saw the players measured up for new suits before they travel to the capital on Thursday morning.
And striker Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who scored during the 3-2 win against Cardiff last time around, says he cannot wait to cross the white line onto the hallowed turf of the national stadium.
He added: “The support from the town has been amazing as it always is.
“All the players are buzzing and hopefully we can get the result.”
- Tickets remain on sale until 7pm on Thursday evening from the club and online via Ticketmaster.