SUNDERLAND have extended the deadline for their early bird season tickets after experiencing high demand.
And as an incentive to fans who book their seat for next season, the Black Cats have confirmed those supporters will enjoy a priority for tickets for the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, should Sunderland progress in their quarter-final replay against Everton next week.
The deadline for renewing or buying new season tickets at the prize freeze rate had been due to expire yesterday.
But with lengthy queues forming at the Stadium of Light ticket office, not helped by the sale of matchday tickets for Tuesday’s cup clash, Sunderland have extended the deadline until 5pm on Monday.
Chief executive Margaret Byrne said: “There has been a fantastic response to our season card price freeze, so much so we’ve seen huge queues at our ticket office and the phone-lines have been ringing non-stop.
“Whilst of course this is absolutely fantastic, it has meant that we have had to extend the deadline for a few days in order to service this increased demand.
“We want as many people as possible to be able to take advantage of the price freeze and commit to the club for next season so by extending the offer for a few days we can ensure that everyone who wants to buy a seat and take advantage of the early bird price has the opportunity to do so.”
On the possible Wembley trip, she added: “Should we progress, we will try to reward those supporters who have committed to a season card for next season by prioritising their ticket for Wembley.
“I believe that supporters who, in March have pledged their support for next season deserve any priority we can give them.”
Adult seats are available from £400, over 65s for £300, under 22s for £280 and under 16s from just £99.