Bristol Rovers tickets sell out in a minute as Scunthorpe United allocation revealed

Getty Images
Bristol Rovers are to play in front of a packed out Memorial Stadium for their final day fixture

Bristol Rovers will play at a sold-out Memorial Stadium for their final League Two fixture of the season against basement side Scunthorpe United.

Rovers are up against the already relegated Scunthorpe, where fans could witness an immediate return to League One, should they win and results go in their favour.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

It is the fourth time that there will be no tickets available on the sale of the game after sell outs against Exeter, Bradford, Salford and Forest Green.

Tickets had been sold out for weeks following the Gas’ continued good form since the turn of the New Year but additional tickets were put on sale today.

More were made available after Scunthorpe didn’t take up their full allocation, which allowed for more fans in the East Terrace, as well as the South Stand.

Gas fans were quick to snap them up though with it taking just a minute and 14 seconds for the game to sell out again.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Despite their relegation, opponents Scunthorpe United have sold out their allocation and will bring a following in what is their last match in the Football League for 73-years before they embark on a National League campaign next season.

The Irons, who can only finish bottom, since they are 11 points adrift of nearest placed Oldham Athletic are bringing 280 fans to the Mem.

The largest attended match this season was the recent 0-0 draw with Forest Green Rovers with 9,690 fans at the Mem, beating the previous record against Exeter City by one.

The average based on the last 22 matches currently stands at 7,500 according to Transfermarkt, ranking them third in League Two.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Previously the stadium had been able to welcome double figures, including a 11,750 crowd against Millwall in 2016/17, but since COVID-19 the capacity has been reduced.

Plans have been made by the club to increase the attendance based on demand and away support, however that will only come into effect from the 2022/23 season.

Clubs are required to give away teams 10% of their capacity, however tickets can be returned by the travelling club and later sold to home fans, following the first sales.

Related topics:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.