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High demand pushes FFA to move general sale forward

General public sale for A-League Grand Final football tickets has been brought forward due to unexpected high demand.

The Football Federation Australia (FFA) last week announced that poor attendances during the season let it do drop some ticket prices for the semi-final and grand final.

However, during the members-sale period for the Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory game, more than 20,000 tickets were sold within the first six hours.

The boost in ticket sales has led the FFA to change the general public sale to give more fans and stakeholders the opportunity to purchase tickets.

“It’s fantastic that so many members of both clubs have secured approximately 20,000 tickets for the Hyundai A-League 2018 Grand Final within the first six hours of going on sale,” A-League boss, Greg O’Rourke said, according to FourFourTwo

“To give all stakeholders an opportunity to purchase tickets, it is standard practice to cap the allocation of tickets during each pre-sale period.

“As a result, we have moved the on-sale times for the Football Family and General Public to give these stakeholders the opportunity to purchase tickets as well.

“Due to the unprecedented demand and the fact that this is the first time the Hyundai A-League Grand Final will be played in Newcastle we encourage anyone who wants to attend to purchase as soon as the pre-sale windows open to avoid disappointment.”

Tickets for the 2018 A-League Grand Final between Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory went on sale to Football Family members this morning (Monday), with the general public sale kicking off in the afternoon.

Last year, the FFA was criticised for inflating ticket prices for the A-League finals, which was compounded by the meagre crowds in Melbourne for the first two finals games earlier in April.

Just over 23,000 football fans came out to watch the two games, which are considered the biggest events of the league’s season.

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