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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

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