Millwall lodge formal complaint after Chelsea refuse to grant bigger ticket allocation for FA Youth Cup tie


Millwall have submitted a formal complaint after Chelsea refused to grant them more tickets for next week’s FA Youth Cup tie at Stamford Bridge.

Lions fans had quickly snapped up the initial 1,000 seats which had gone on sale.

And the Championship side had been in discussions with the west London club about increasing the away following for the match next Thursday.

“The club is immensely disappointed by what it believes to be an unnecessarily small allocation and has filed a written complaint with the relevant authorities,” said Millwall in a statement.

“Millwall have fought against the decision to provide such a minimal ticket allocation from the off and the club is also of the belief that limiting the overall attendance undermines the integrity of the competition.

“As well as denying more fans the opportunity to watch the game, it also hugely restricts the number of players’ family members and friends who can attend on what is the biggest occasion of their careers to date.

“The match is all-ticket and the club urges fans who have not been able to purchase one not to travel to Stamford Bridge on the night.

“It is hoped that a live stream will be available for all Lions supporters to view free-of-charge.”




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