Thousands snap up Hibs cup final tickets

Hibs fans queue for tickets. Picture: Neil Hanna
Hibs fans queue for tickets. Picture: Neil Hanna
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Hibs have already sold almost half of their allocation of tickets for their William Hill Scottish Cup final against SPL champions Celtic, it was revealed today.

A massive queue built up at Easter Road as briefs for the Hampden showdown on Sunday, May 26, went on sale to season-ticket holders, forcing the club to stop fans joining it after 2pm and keeping the 
ticket office open late.

It was 7.45pm yesterday by the time the last supporter was served, with 8500 of Hibs’ allocation of just more than 20,000 gone. Current and new season-ticket holders will continue to enjoy a priority period until Saturday, May 11.

The demand reflects the fact that 17,000 Hibs fans witnessed the epic semi-final with Falkirk, some 3500 more than went to last year’s semi-final against Aberdeen. A Hibs spokesman said: “We would like to thank all the season ticket holders who came down and showed great patience while the ticket office staff processed their

requests.”

Meanwhile, former Hibs star Davie Gibson will be signing copies of his book “Gibbo, the Davie Gibson Story,” at the Hibs Supporters’ Association’s clubrooms at Sunnyside from 7.45pm tonight. Winchburgh-born Gibson, now 74, began his career with Hibs before gaining legendary status among Leicester City fans, playing in two FA Cup finals and two League Cup finals, as well as winning seven Scotland caps.