Crystal Palace have reported that all 33,000 tickets allocated to the club for their Wembley play-off final against Watford to secure a place in the Premiership next season have been sold out.
They had only been available online since Tuesday this week. From 9 a.m. this morning only 8,500 seats were available to club members as well as season ticket holders and they were quickly snapped up in less than an hour.
The club advises people travelling to the stadium by car can make parking arrangements by calling 0208 900 2405.
Fans wishing to travel to the game by coach can also contact the club to book a place on a service departing from Selhurst Park at 11.30am at £12 per person. For more details on the coach facility and road routes visit Palace’s official website.
The match referee appointed is Martin Atkinson, 42, from Yorkshire and has taken charge of three Championship matches this season, giving out a total of seven yellow cards. Most of his refereeing this season as been in the Premier.
He last took charge of a Crystal Palace fixture since March 2011, when the Eagles lost 2-1 to QPR at Loftus Road.
Ahead of the match Palace Chairman Steve Parish, has been discussing the key to the successful turn-around of the club since fears of relegation to lower leagues and administration.
In addition to the success of managers and players he believes the spirit of the co-owners in the boardroom has made a major difference: “Togetherness in boardroom filters down throughout the club. We’ve got this one common love that’s the football club. Everything we talk about and everything we do is driven by that one love. That makes dealing with each other easy.”
“There are no egos. Everything is about what is best for the club,” he told the Eagles’ website.
Star striker, Wilfried Zaha, already sold to Manchester United for £15 million, has recalled how excited he was to have his debut with Crystal Palace- “so happy to show what I could do” at a time when the future of the club was in doubt. He said he was delighted to have been able to be on loan since January to help the Eagles’ push for promotion.