Hartlepool United tickets available for a quid

Hartlepool United fans could pay just £1 for an away ticket, after Crawley Town announced their first ever 'Pay what you can' fixture.

Friday, 9th December 2016, 10:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 12:32 pm
Nathan Thomas in action against Crawley Town.

Pools trip to the Checkatrade.com Stadium on January 14 has been earmarked by home club officials for a special scheme to entice fans through the gates.

A minimum price entry of just £1 has been set for Craig Hignett's men's fixture next month, although fans can choose to pay more than that, should they deem the encounter fit.

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The scheme applies to both home and away tickets on the day.

Pools fans will be able to pay on the day by visiting the Box Office to purchase a ticket or simply going directly to the turnstiles.

Club operations director, Kelly Graham is hopeful that the move could draw in a big crowd, in a month where purse strings are traditionally tightened post-Christmas.

Reds' chief Graham said: "January is traditionally a month when money is tight for everyone.

"We don’t mind what people pay but we’re hoping for a bumper attendance to create a great atmosphere."