SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Owls geared up for ticket rush

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wednesday will set the wheels in motion for Championship football when season tickets go back on sale next week.

The club will announce details on Monday and expect high demand as fans bask in the glow of promotion.

Almost 10,000 tickets were sold between January and March, at “early bird” discount prices.

The club told supporters in advance that the lowest prices would be available in that spell and that at the end of it sales would be suspended until the club knew which division they would be in.

The cheapest price before March was £315 for a adult; that is going up to £365, for a seat on the Kop.

But prices to be announced next week in the second discount period will still be cheaper than they would have been at the corresponding stage two years ago if the club had stayed in the Championship.

Tickets go on sale next week for a month, after which a third price banding will come into effect, when charges will be the same as they would have been for the corresponding period in 2010.

The near-10,000 sale during the first discount period this year was up from 8,200 the previous year.

Ticket office manager Alastair Wilson said: “We are offering really good deals.

“We expect a busy month ahead. Early indications are that there are a lot of supporters wanting to get signed up.” Admission will be free for under-eights who accompany adult season-ticket holders.

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