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Doncaster stick to Twenty’s Plenty for FA Cup

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

The third round of the FA Cup has a special place in the hearts of many football fans as the big teams find themselves on the road less travelled.

We’ve seen that fans face a lottery when it comes to ticket prices, home or away, in the competition. Sheffield United fans are being asked to pay up to £55 to see their team play at Old Trafford in the third round. 

However, their have been some examples of good pricing across the country – Watford will charging Newcastle fans £18, Tottenham Hotspur £20 for adults, Norwich City £20, and Doncaster, hosting Premier League Stoke City, kept their prices at a reasonable £15.

Explaining the decision, Doncaster Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin said: “This is what the FA Cup is about, the Premier League side versus a lower league club. The interest in the game already has been significant so we encourage fans to buy early.

“As a gesture of goodwill to both sets of supporters Stoke and ourselves agreed to offer our fans the chance to watch the game for just £15. It is an expensive time of year for everyone so this is our late Christmas/Happy New Year present from us both, to you all.

“It will be the first FA Cup game against Premier League opposition for six years and the first time we’ve played Stoke in 55 years so we’re really looking forward to a buzzing atmosphere and an incredible day.”

Earlier this year, Doncaster Rovers secured reciprocal deals with Barnsley and Bradford City for their Yorkshire derbies in League Two. 

Thanks to Andrew Wilkinson for the image used in this article. Reproduced here under CC licence.

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