WITH 23 days still left until Wrexham FC’s big day out at Wembley fans have already bought 3,500 tickets.
The latest sales figures were revealed to Reds representatives when they met with FA officials at Wembley on Wednesday.
And following the meeting, plans are gearing up for the FA Trophy final against Grimsby on Sunday, March 24.
Speaking to the Leader, Wrexham FC commercial sales manager Steven Cook said: “The meeting was really good and it was also pretty inspiring. We were really impressed by the FA, they gave us a brochure which covered everything on the day.
“They told us we’ve already sold 3,500 tickets which is amazing.
“We’ve also got 150 hospitality packages on offer, they’ll be sold at £129 per head which, to be fair, is fantastic value.
“For that you get a premium ticket, one of the best positions on the day, and all your beers, wines or soft drinks and a buffet lunch included with that. We think they’ll sell straight away.
“We also discussed the logistics of how things will run on the day, such as where the teams will arrive and we did a tour of the ground.”
Things are also hotting up on the merchandise with orders starting to go in.
Mr Cook said: “There will be a number of very limited edition commemorative Adidas polo shirts and T-shirts in black and red.
“We’ve also got a few T-shirt ideas such as a Road to Wembley T-shirt, a Que Sera Sera T-shirt and one with either ‘Score the Wrexham Way’ or ‘Wrexham is the Name’.
“We’re also doing merchandise through Heritage who did items for Swansea at the League Cup final.
“It’s your club and the money goes straight back into it.
“We’ve got hold of a mobile unit which we’re hoping to take to pocket areas and sell merchandise.”
Mr Cook also added the club itself will now not be selling tickets for the final and advised fans to go through the FA to buy them.
“There won’t be any tickets sold from the club at all. We’d have to draft people in and it’s not really possible.
“We don’t want to alienate people, but it offers a more level playing field if everyone can get their tickets from the FA, they’re clearly experienced at selling tickets.
“We’re mindful of the culture where people are used to buying tickets from the club though and if they’re really struggling they can get in touch with us and we’ll help them.”
Tickets costing £30 for adults and £15 for children can be bought by calling 0844 980 0656 or by at www.thefa.com/tickets.