Wigan dispute Pardew's Toon Army ticket complaint
Published 21:46 25/04/12 By David Anderson
Wigan have hit back at Newcastle’s request for more tickets for Saturday’s game at the DW Stadium, claiming it is “wrong and potentially dangerous”.
Wigan chief executive Jonathan Jackson is unimpressed by Newcastle boss Alan Pardew’s claim that the Latics should increase the Toon Army’s 4,500 allocation, saying “they could probably do with the money”.
He feels Pardew’s comments are reckless and could put fans attending Saturday’s Premier League game at risk.
Wigan insist Newcastle will not be given an increased allocation and that no away fan should travel to the DW without a ticket.
Jackson said: “Newcastle have received their full allocation of 4,500 tickets, the maximum allowed for visiting supporters under the DW Stadium safety certificate.
“The crowd will be a near sell out if sales carry on at the present rate and to suggest that any more tickets could be available, or that ticketless fans should travel, is both wrong and potentially dangerous.
“We strongly urge any fans without tickets not to travel because they will not be able to purchase tickets and therefore not gain entry into the ground.”