City fans snap up bargain Hamburg tickets

Thousands of Manchester City fans beat the credit crunch on Wednesday, rushing out to snap up the entire initial allocation of £5 adult and £1 child tickets for the Blues' UEFA Cup quarter-final clash with Hamburg. Approximately 15,000 tickets were sold to non-seasoncard holders within eight hours of the cheap deal commencing, with  long queues forming at the City Store in the Arndale Centre and the City of Manchester Stadium Box Office,

Sales are now temporarily suspended. Seasoncard holders can renew their tickets at the knockdown price up until Sunday. Any remaining tickets will then go on general sale with the club extending the £5 offer until Monday evening. "We are delighted by the response, which has been absolutely magnificent even by the standards of our loyal supporters," said City executive chairman Garry Cook. "The phone lines were jammed and the ticketing website was simply inundated. We would like to thank the supporters all for their patience, not forgetting our ticketing staff that has worked tirelessly to keep things running as smoothly as possible."

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