Tickets are now available for Sheffield United’s much anticipated FA Youth Cup final against Manchester United.
The first leg of the two-legged final will be at Bramall Lane on May 17 (kick-off 7.30pm) and Sheffield United season tickets holders from this season and next can claim two free tickets per season ticket. Otherwise ticket prices will be £3 adults (£1 concessions).
It’s the first time in the club’s history that United have reached the final of the competition which is traditionally dominated by youth teams from the Premier League.
Under the guidance of Academy boss John Pemberton, the Blades have assembled a squad that overcame holders Aston Villa in the semi-finals. The cup run has seen some of the players enjoying call-ups to the first team squad including England internationals George Long and Jordan Slew, impressive centre back Harry Maguire and midfielder Matty Harriott.
Manchester United feature England starlets Ravel Morrison and Will Keane, who notched a hat-trick in their 4-0 (6-3 on aggregate) victory over Chelsea in the other semi-final.
Sheffield United’s head of operations, Dave McCarthy, said: “This is a dream final for our youngsters and the club. Judging by the interest in the match we are expecting a real clamour for tickets so we are opening The Kennedys Kop, the GAC South Stand, the Malta Family stand and Fortina Spa Corner Stand to Blades fans.”
Season Ticket holders have until 5pm next Tuesday to claim their own seats.
Tickets available via personal callers to the Ticket Office or via telephone on 0871 995 1889 on a first come, first served basis.
Details of Corporate packages on offer on the night will follow as will ticketing arrangements for the second leg at Old Trafford when United intend to run coaches from Bramall Lane.
United season ticket holders are also being given the chance to help the Blades last gasp scramble to beat the drop from the Championship.
With points and goals at a premium, United are hoping for an enhanced home following for the South Yorkshire Derby against Barnsley. Season tickets holders can bring a friend by purchasing an extra ticket for just £3 for Saturday’s home fixture Tickets for this game are available in person or over the telephone on 0871 995 1889.