Date:Friday April 16 2010
We have all been waiting for it, now the wait is over!
The Pompey Site has issued the details for getting tickets for the FA cup final.
See below for more info...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
FA Cup Final Ticket Information
Pompey have been allocated 25,000 tickets for the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday, May 15, kick-off 3pm.
Our supporters have been allocated the east side of the stadium - the same side Pompey fans have occupied in all four previous visits to the new Wembley.
Tickets will be sold online here or by phoning 0844 847 1898 (option one). Sales begin at 10am each day and end at 10pm.
The club will begin by selling tickets to season ticket holders stand by stand (see timetable below).
Every season ticket holder will be eligible for one ticket.
Pompey Blue members will be guaranteed one ticket.
Supporter groups will be allocated tickets and will supply details of their members that qualify.
Additionally, every supporter on the club's database who has been to three or more matches at Fratton Park this season - up to and including the FA Cup quarter-final against Birmingham on Saturday, March 6 - can also purchase one ticket. They will be notified of their eligibility and their relevant client ID number - which is required for booking - by post or email.
Any remaining tickets will go back on sale to season ticket holders on a first come, first served basis and supporters should expect long online/phone queues.
Adult tickets are priced at £95 (extremely limited), £85, £65 and £40. Seats for under 17s and those aged over 60 cost £85 (extremely limited), £75, £55 and £30.
Timetable for ticket sales:
Wednesday, April 21: South stand upper season ticket holders
Thursday, April 22: North stand upper season ticket holders
Friday, April 23: Jobsite Stand (Fratton end) season ticket holders
Saturday, April 24 & Sunday, April 25: No sales
Monday, April 26: North stand lower/south stand lower season ticket holders
Tuesday, April 27: Pompey Blue members
Wednesday, April 28: No sales
Thursday, April 29: Supporters who have purchased tickets for three or more home games during the 2009/10 season
Tuesday, May 4: Season ticket holders (subject to availability)
Season ticket holders with children who are Pompey Junior members can also book their child's ticket on their allocated day.
Supporters who went to Pompey's Premier League match against Wigan at the DW Stadium on Wednesday, April 14 are also guaranteed a ticket. They need to apply by post - with credit/debit card details included - to: Elaine Giles, Portsmouth Football Club Ticket Office, Rodney Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8SX.
The same ratio of tickets from each price band will be sold on each day (excluding the £95 tickets which are extremely limited) to allow supporters from all sections of Fratton Park to have the widest choice of seats available. The bulk of the tickets available cost £85 (£75 for concessions).
There will be 200 lines dedicated to Pompey, with a phased purchasing system ensuring waiting time is kept to a minimum for fans.
There will be a fixed charge of £3.50 per ticket - with 50p donated to the Tom Prince Cancer Trust - and £4.95 for registered post per delivery. The postage fee is necessary as the FA do not issue duplicate tickets.
All tickets will be sent out on Friday, May 7 by registered post and have to be signed for.
Tickets cannot be upgraded/downgraded (junior to adult/senior or vice versa).
Supporters whose tickets do not arrive by post and need to be duplicated at Wembley must phone the Pompey ticket office by 5.30pm on Wednesday, May 12 at the latest. Failure to do so means that tickets will not be available for collection at the Wembley box office on the day of the game. If supporters request a duplicate ticket and their original later arrives, they should still collect a duplicate from Wembley, as the original ticket will not be accepted.
A total of a 100 pairs of wheelchair tickets and 50 pairs of visually impaired/ambulant tickets are also available. These tickets cost £40, with a carer going free.
These will be handled by Pompey's ticket office. Only postal applications will be accepted, with proof of disability for non-season ticket holders. Please send applications, which must include a method of payment, to: Allison McNeil, Disabled Liaison Officer, Portsmouth Football Club Ticket Office, Rodney Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8SX.
Supporters must state whether they require a wheelchair or visually impaired/ambulant ticket.
Blue badge car parking at Wembley stadium costs £17.75 and can be booked at www.csparking.com/stadium.
Official coach travel is being run by Lucketts Travel and is priced at £19 for adults and £15 for under 16s (must be accompanied by an adult).
Coach travel can be booked online by calling 0845 389 0644 or at the Lucketts Travel sales office in Broadcut, Wallington, Fareham, PO16 8TB.
Date:Friday April 16 2010
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