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Posted: Thursday, May 4th 2017
Thursday, May 4th 2017
The attendance for City’s Sky Bet Championship final day clash with Birmingham City will be the largest league crowd at Ashton Gate in 37 years.
Not since the Division One days of 1979/80 has a league fixture in BS3 attracted so many supporters to City’s home.
At present the crowd for Sunday’s season finale has eclipsed the 25,000-mark. That leaves just under 300 tickets left available before the club put up the sold out signs.
The fully-redeveloped Ashton Gate has a seated capacity of just over 26,459, but a number of safety restrictions have been placed on Sunday’s fixture.
If sales continue at their current rate, a capacity crowd of 25,292 is anticipated. Of that crowd, a massive 15% is under the age of 12, a demonstration of the club's continued focus towards growing its next generation through Forever Bristol City memberships.
The only other two matches to eclipse the 25,000 figure since 1980 have been in the League Cup and play-offs. They are:
- February 1989, 28,084 in League Cup semi-final L2 v Nottingham Forest
- May 1988, 25,128 in Play-off final L1 v Walsall
City’s highest league crowd before that came against Liverpool in March 1980, when 27,523 packed into Ashton Gate to watch the then two-time European Cup winners take on Alan Dicks’ side.
This is also the highest ever attendance at Ashton Gate as an all-seater stadium.
There is no guarantee that tickets will be available on the day of the game, so to secure your seat for Sunday’s match, call 0117 963 0600 or book online.
Meanwhile, season cards for 2017/18 will go back on sale from 10am on May 15th until May 31st. Full details and pricing will be announced tomorrow.
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