Following on from Hibernian FC’s statement of earlier today in connection with the allocation of tickets for the Betfred Cup Semi-Finals, we can confirm that we, too, have had our ticket allocation reduced.
We have been in regular dialogue with the SPFL over the last 2 weeks to try to prevent any reduction being imposed prematurely. While we have had some success in postponing their decision and limiting the reduction in our allocation, we share the frustration expressed by Hibernian.
The reason for re-assessing the initial allocation is that the SPFL Board, which represents all Clubs in the SPFL, previously agreed that Clubs would work cooperatively with regard to ticket allocation in order to fulfil the objective of maximising attendance at all semi-final and final games held at Hampden. While we accept this principle, we do not accept that the timing of their intervention, in this case, has been reasonable.
The current situation, therefore, regarding availability of tickets for our upcoming semi-final against Rangers is that we have approximately 1,000 tickets remaining for seats in the East Stand, priced at £25 per adult, £10 per concession. We also have approximately 2,500 tickets available at £30 in the South Stand, where no concession pricing is available. We would, therefore, encourage anyone requiring concession tickets to purchase them as soon as possible to ensure availability of concession pricing.
With these tickets still available, we remain confident that all Hearts supporters who wish to attend the semi-final should be able to do so.