Page last updated at 08:57 GMT, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 09:57 UK

Footy fans camp out for tickets

The queue on Tuesday evening
Some of the fans have been queuing since Monday.

Hundreds of Bristol City FC fans have spent the night queuing to get their hands on one of 2,000 tickets for their Wembley play-off final against Hull.

Many fans were disappointed after the original 36,000 tickets available for city fans sold out.

The extra tickets, for priority groups including 2008/9 season ticket holders and shareholders, went on sale at 1000 BST on Wednesday at Ashton Gate.

The club said it would not be hosting a giant screening of Saturday's final.

It had planned to put up the screen at Ashton Gate but has said it will not now happen because of operational issues.

BBC reporter Nigel Dando estimated that at 0930 BST there were some 500 people in the queue.

Each of the priority fans is able to buy two tickets but are also allowed to buy tickets for other people as long as they meet the criteria.

At 0700 BST people joining the queue were being told by club officials they could not be guaranteed a ticket.




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