No Phase 3 sale – Sunderland’s Wembley allocation sold out

Sunderland season card holders queuing earlier this week for cup final tickets

Sunderland season card holders queuing earlier this week for cup final tickets

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Sunderland today announced that the club has sold out its allocation of tickets for the Capital One Cup final against Manchester City.

Tickets had been on priority sale to season card holders and seasonal hospitality members for a fortnight, and the last tickets were sold before the deadline of noon today.

Sunderland AFC’s chief executive, Margaret Byrne, said: “The interest in this game and the subsequent demand for tickets has been absolutely phenomenal, so much so, we could have filled Wembley many times over.

“When demand far exceeds supply it is inevitable that some people will be disappointed. We would love to be able to take all of our supporters to Wembley with us but sadly it is simply not possible with the ticket allocation we have been given.

“We carefully considered every option available to us and believe that we have allocated tickets in the fairest way possible.

“It goes without saying that every single supporter is important to us, however, recognising and thanking our season card holders, seasonal hospitality members and key partners, who have been the backbone of our support through good and bad times, was our priority.”

The club confirmed that it will not be receiving any additional tickets on top of the allocation that it has already been given.