Salford City handed just 3,000 tickets for Leasing.com Trophy final at Wembley with Portsmouth set to take more than 50,000 for clash against club owned by Class Of 92
- Salford City have initial allocation of just 3,000 for EFL Trophy final at Wembley
- They will face Portsmouth, who have been handed 50,300 for the showpiece
- Salford, owned by Class of 92, also took a small crowd to Wembley last season
Salford City face the prospect of taking just 3,000 fans to Wembley for the Leasing.Com Trophy final on April 15 – while opponents Portsmouth could bring more than 50,000 for the match.
The club are owned by Class Of 92 cohort Gary and Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and David Beckham plus businessman Peter Lim having completed a high-profile takeover in 2015.
Salford have an initial allocation, which can be increased upon request, of just 3.3% of the 90,000 capacity in the national stadium.
Salford will visit Wembley on April 15 to play Portsmouth in the Leasing.com Trophy Final
The north west outfit have taken an initial allocation of 3,000 inside the 90,000-seater venue
Portsmouth beat Exeter in the semi-final through a last-minute John Marquis winner to book their place in a second-consecutive final in this tournament.
Their 2019 victory over Sunderland on penalties drew a crowd of 85,021 – the highest attended match in the UK and the second highest in Europe that weekend, while also setting a new attendance record for the Football League Trophy.
With their share of that ticket allocation limited to 40,000 a year ago, they have been handed an additional 10,300 seats for their trip to the capital this time.
The Class Of 92 are all part-owners of the League Two club and first become involved in 2015
Salford also took a modest following to the National League play-off final last season, with a total crowd of just 8,049 at the national stadium to watch them beat AFC Fylde and seal a place in the Football League.
Still, even 3,000 represents a sharp rise for the club, with 1,100 watching them lift the Evo-Stik North title in 2015 shortly after their high-profile takeover.
Salford, who play at the 5,106-capacity Moor Lane, have enjoyed four promotions in five years and currently sit 13th in League Two during their first ever season in the football league.
Portsmouth will be looking to defend the trophy they won against Sunderland last year
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