South West Wales

Swansea City release last Premier League season tickets

Swans fan Ross Mulligan was at the front of the queue
Image caption Swansea City supporter Ross Mulligan was at the front of the queue

Swansea City supporters queued overnight as the last 2,000 season tickets for Premier League football went on sale on Friday.

The club has already sold 14,000 season tickets and the new batch will set a new record, which is the maximum allowed for the 20,000 Liberty Stadium.

Swansea sealed top-flight football by winning Monday's Championship play-off.

Supporters were urged later on Friday not to turn up as the queue was cut.

"The queue for season tickets is now stretching the whole of the south stand and twice the length of the east stand," said a club statement.

"With just 2,000 tickets available, the queue has now been cut and stewards will prevent further people joining."

One post on Twitter read: "Queues at 8pm last night to snap the last Swansea City season tickets available for next season," while another estimated there were 750 people queuing at midnight.

Ross Mulligan from Swansea was first in the queue at 1645 BST on Thursday and had just an hour sleep.

"I went on the internet and realised they were going on sale," he said.

"I jumped in the car and went straight up with a rucksack, my laptop and four cans of coke. A few of my family members brought some things down to me.

"It's been a long night, an experience, but well worth it. I would have done anything to get these tickets."

Under Premier League rules, the club must allow up to 2,000 home tickets to be available for general sale and just over 2,000 tickets for visiting supporters. They each account for 10% of the capacity after segregation.

Match day prices will rise to a flat-rate £35 for adults throughout the stadium, with £17.50 for concessions. Last season's cheapest tickets were £20 and most expensive £31.

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