Barnsley have expressed their disappointment over the English Football League reallocating 6,000 tickets to League One play-off final opponents Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls sold out their initial allocation of 36,634 tickets and were given an additional 1,355 seats earlier this week, which have also been snapped up by Wednesdayites.

It means Wednesday could now have almost 44,000 fans for Monday's showpiece fixture at Wembley. The Reds, looking to seal an immediate return to the Championship, have sold over 20,000 tickets but oppose the EFL's decision to reassign more tickets to the Owls on the grounds of safety to their own supporters.

A statement on Barnsley's official website read: "Barnsley Football Club is disappointed to learn that the English Football League (EFL) has reallocated the total amount of tickets for the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final.

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"The EFL requested 6,000 of Barnsley FC's allocated tickets to be available to Sheffield Wednesday supporters in Tier 5 on Wednesday, which was opposed by the Club.

"Whilst we acknowledge the reasons offered up in terms of the current sales totals of both clubs, the potential risk to our supporters was our main concern. However, the EFL are confident that the safety measures put in place are sufficient.

“The Reds take on The Owls in a South Yorkshire derby at the home of football on Monday 29 May in a 3pm kick off, with a place in the second tier up for grabs.”

The extra tickets will go on sale to Owls supporters from 9.30am today.


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