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10 February 2004 : No Increased Allocation For Glovers At Torquay
Yeovil Town will receive a standard away allocation - usually between 1,000 and 1,400 tickets - when they visit Plainmoor, home of Torquay United on April 3rd. There had been hopes that The Gulls, who average just 2,900 spectators this season, would open up the Pop Side terrace which has a greater capacity, for away fans to use.

Despite the extra revenue this would generate, and persistent grumbles from the Torquay board and management this season about their cash-flow, the Devon side's Chairman Mike Bateson has claimed that such a strategy was "not a consideration". The Gulls top crowd this season was 4,447 for the Boxing Day visit of Swansea City - still well short of their 6,283 ground capacity.

To add to the issues of the day, Torquay have announced that - despite the possibility of Plainmoor seeing it's highest crowd of the season - prices are going up by two pounds for all areas of the ground. Torquay claim this is to pay for additional policing costs - a flimsy excuse given the additional revenue that would be gained by the increased attendance.

Although tickets go on sale to home fans on Saturday, Torquay have indicated that they will not go on sale to away supporters until around three weeks before the game. Adult Terrace tickets will be £13 (senior citizens and students £10/Under-16s £7) whilst if the Glovers receive any seated allocation these will be priced at £14 (£11/£7).


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