The mess Bolton Wanderers finds itself in is not new but with each twist and turn the club’s loyal fanbase are pushed further and further towards breaking point. The latest in a long line of setbacks is the ongoing ticket debacle that threatens to see Bolton’s first match of the season being played in front of an empty stadium.
Just 10 minutes before tickets for the game were set to go on sale yesterday morning, the ability to purchase them was suspended after a considerable backlash from fans over the pricing of said tickets.
It has since been announced that an update on the status of ticket sales will be made today but with such little time now until the Coventry fixture, and with the possibility of buying tickets on matchday looking unlikely, Bolton do face the very real prospect of playing in front of about six people.
The poor organisation of something so simple like ticket sale seems to emulate the tiresome nature of the long-awaited Bolton takeover which still hasn’t been done yet.
It’s becoming ever more vital that Bolton Wanderers get their act together but with no end in sight for both the takeover and ticket debacle, it’s becoming easier and easier to lose faith, despite the awesome showing from fans at Wycombe last weekend.
With less than three days until Wanderers are due to play their first home match of the season and no a single ticket has been sold but what do the club’s fans make of the situation?
Went at 10 am to buy tickets in the #bwfc shop …why wasn’t I surprised sales had been suspended.
Staff in the shop …bemused… is the best way to describe it …really feel for um 😳
— John Ward. ⚽ (@johnwxxiv) August 7, 2019
— JE12 (@JE1299521002) August 7, 2019
Could the ticket delay be solely about prices, or is there something larger on the horizon as this fan account speculates?
The announcement can’t just be about ticket prices – would make no sense to delay it this much #bwfc
— Bolton Wanderers Fans (@BwfcFans) August 7, 2019
It’s easy to forget that travelling Coventry fans are being let down as well as this supporter explains.
— Lee (@BraddersPusb) August 8, 2019
However, this Bolton fan sums up the whole messy situation perfectly.
Get the ticket office open first thing in the morning, knock 50% off the original asking price, let U10s in for free or a fiver, and make sure you’ve got 11 or 12 thousand there come Saturday afternoon. Do not shoot yourselves in the foot after the progress last week #BWFC
— Andrew Broome (@APBroome1995) August 7, 2019
Whether this whole sorry ticket debacle gets sorted in time for the Bolton v Coventry game remains to be seen but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we learn anything new, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to never miss a thing.