THE SCRAMBLE FOR CUP TIE TICKETS BEGINS AS QUEENS FANS AWAIT DETAILS OF FORTHCOMING CLASH WITH RANGERS
The much awaited Ramsden's cup tie with Rangers at Palmerston scheduled for the 7th September has started a scramble for tickets as the Palmy switchboard goes into meltdown.
There is much speculation as to when the tie will actually be played as factors like TV deals and Interanational call ups kick in.
One thing is for certain it will be a sell out and over 6,000 fans will pack Palmy.
Recent ground improvements including the laying of a new pitch have led to speculation that perhaps the capacity of Palmerston may have increased as the Portland Road end has been enlarged. Queens MAD also understand that several more standing fans can be accommodated behind the Terregles Street end after some minor building alterations. Whether those alterations can be achieved in time for the game is not clear.
At present Palmy hold 6412 with the East Stands and West Stands holding 2,200 and 1309 respectively. 2903 fans can be housed in the Portland Road end and the West Stand enclosures.
In the past large travelling supports were given the East Stand and the Home fans the rest of the ground.
The season ticket holders in the East Stand will have to be accommodated in the West Stand so tickets for seats will be tight.
This means 4212 tickets will be available to Queens fans with presumably season ticket holders and shareholders having priority.