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Sky Blue Moments 2013: A Ricoh Sell-Out

As the two teams emerged from the tunnel at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday 5 February a look around saw barely an empty seat in the ground as 31,054 prepared to watch Coventry City's Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final against Crewe Alexandra.

The club's 5 tickets for the previous two ties in the competition had caught the imagination and to their credit they repeated it for a third time against the Railwaymen. The offer grew a momentum all of its own and every day in the build-up to the final brought an update on how many tickets had been sold.

City's future at the stadium had been the subject of discussion since the turn of the year but in the build-up to the game it was all positive; people came down to support the Sky Blues who hadn't been in a long while and lots of families came to the match together.

We'll gloss over the final score and reflect instead on whether a similar crowd will ever watch CCFC in a home game again. It certainly provides a contrast to Tuesday night and the FA Cup replay with Hartlepool which may struggle to attract a four-figure gate.




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Date:Monday December 16 2013

Time: 11:47AM

 

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