Halifax Wanderers Nears Sell-Out Crowd For Home Opener
For Halifax Wanderers, the vibe in Punta Cana during preseason training is a positive one: the team is gelling, the squad is returning to match fitness, and the excitement is tangible.
As it turns out, the news from back home is just as good, too.
Speaking to CPL Associate Editor Armen Bedakian, Halifax Wanderers FC executive Derek Martin revealed that tickets for the crowd’s much-anticipated home opener against Forge FC are nearly sold out. Martin revealed that less than 500 single tickets remain available for the club’s first ever game at Wanderers Grounds, meaning over 5,000 fans are ready to cheer on the squad come May 4th.
With a full capacity of about 6,000 fans, it looks like Wanderers Grounds is going to be packed throughout the entire season. Martin revealed that there are less than 1,000 single match tickets left for the rest of the home games, with a little under 500 season tickets left to be sold. The club has retained batches of single matchday tickets to release at later dates, so the actual ticket numbers are still a little unclear – but in any event, Wanderers Grounds is poised to have plenty of full seats come the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.
Martin says this is due in part to the stadium’s close proximity to downtown, and Halifax’s reputation as a part city.
Halifax has a reputation –it’s a party town. There are great bars and restaurants, lots of students out and about on the weekends. And all of that is within a five-minute walk of our grounds. Halifax will live up to its reputation. We expect to see the entire city lit up and engaged during game daysDerek Martin
With the burgeoning league covering such a wide geographic area (Halifax Wanderer’s away trip to Pacific FC will cover some 4,476 kilometers, for instance), it’s expected that home crowd supporters will be bringing most of the noise. At Wanderers Grounds, the home opener is certainly going to be a loud one – an exciting benchmark for the rest of the season.
Source: Canadian Premier League