Many Sligo Rovers supporters were left frustrated on Thursday evening after being unable to buy a ticket for the club’s Europa Conference League away leg against Balla Town of Wales in two weeks time.
The Welsh club’s online ticketing system appeared to experience several problems on Thursday, and left several Rovers supporters who had expressed an interest in buying a ticket, empty-handed.
It’s understood that Rovers supporters who had expressed an interest in ticket for the away game several days ago were registered to receive an email containing a link to buy online tickets on Thursday.
However, it appears there were problems with the emails being delivered – and when they were eventually resent, there were missing a required code to enable fans to make a ticket booking.
It’s since emerged the agreed allocation of 300 tickets for visiting Sligo Rovers supporters has sold out.
While Sligo Rovers FC has no control over the allocation of sale of tickets for the away, the club in a statement on Thursday evening said it would liaise again with Bala Town to see if the ‘away’ ticket allocation can be increased.
The first leg of this European tie is being played at the home ground of another Welsh Premier League club, The New Saints, in Owestry, as Bala’s home venue does not meet current UEFA guidelines for European fixtures.
Europa Conference League 1st Qualifying Round – 1st leg
Thursday, July 7th
Bala Town FC v Sligo Rovers
Park Hall Stadium, 7pm
Live on Ocean FM.