Halifax Wanderers Sells Out Home Opener (With A Catch)
When Wanderers executive Derek Martin said that the club’s proximity to downtown Halifax was a key driving figure for sales numbers, he might have been on to something. Today, the club announced it had sold every available single matchday ticket for the Canadian Premier League side’s first-ever home game. Its a historic moment for the league, as this marks the first home crowd single matchday ticket sellout that the CPL has seen.
With a supporters’ end called The Kitchen ready to bring the noise, it should be an exciting affair as the club hosts Hamilton-based Forge FC on May 4th.
Last week, it was confirmed that the club had less than 500 single matchday tickets remaining for its home opener. With a full capacity of about 6,000 fans, it’s looking like it’ll be a rocking atmosphere without any empty seats in sight – though that isn’t technically the case yet.
As of last week, the club stated it still had about 500 season tickets left to sell. To truly pack the house to its full potential, these last few hundred flex packages will need to sell – an act which would be another CPL first.
Ticket sales do seem to be coming in good volume, as Martin also stated that the club had less than 1,000 single match tickets available for the rest of the games at Wanderers Grounds. Last week, The club said it would retain some single matchday tickets to release later on for the these home games. Evidently, the home opener’s reserve ticket allotment was already opened up due to fan demand.
In any event, a sellout crowd for the home opener – through single match tickets or otherwise – is great news for both the Halifax Wanderers and the Canadian Premier League in general. As a truly historic moment in Canadian football draws near, it’s great to see fans come out to support local sides in such good numbers.
Source: Halifax Wanderers (via Twitter)