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BURY are hopeful they can attract a capacity 11,000plus crowd to Gigg Lane when Southend United visit later this month – after making all tickets free!
The game between the promotion hopefuls last week was abandoned after six minutes due to a waterlogged pitch, right.
Home fans were initially told they could attend the rearranged fixture on April 21 free of charge, with away fans’ tickets available for half price – which prompted an outcry on social media.
However, following an emergency board meeting last Monday, the Shakers have since ruled anyone can now attend the game for free – even if they did not hold a ticket for the original fixture.
Bury chairman Stewart Day said:“A lot of people say football is too costly – well now they can watch a game for free that is almost certain to be an exciting one. The club will lose money but we thought it was the fairest way to accommodate all fans.
“It would make a great atmosphere if we can get a full stadium. That would be fantastic and something that could inspire the lads and hopefully make the difference in what will be an important game.”
OFF: Unhappy fans exit Gigg Lane with vouchers last week