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Kataller Toyama to provide free tickets to fans affected by cup mishap

Kataller Toyama announced on Tuesday that it will be inviting unfortunate fans, who could not purchase tickets to the club’s Emperor Cup tie at the Toyama Stadium two weeks ago, to this weekend’s league match against SC Sagamihara.

The football club, which plays in Japan’s third-tier J3 League, will provide complimentary Main Stand non-reserved seating tickets at a specially-designated ticket booth to those fans who turned up at the stadium to see their team play against the highly-fancied J-League Division 1 side Vegalta Sendai in the Emperor’s Cup on August 14 but ultimately were turned away from entering the venue empty-handed.

Fans who could not purchase tickets on the day, and young fans who had to purchase more expensive tickets to see the match, will all be given free tickets this weekend.

The cup match in question was hosted by the Toyama Football Association (TOYFA), and although the match attracted only 3,238 spectators, out of 15,410 seats that the TOYFA were selling, between 30 to 50 fans who turned up at the stadium on the day to purchase tickets were told by the TOYFA officials that all physical match-day tickets had sold out and they could not enter the venue.

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