NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 16th, 2014.
Over 1,000 Wrexham tickets have been sold for Saturday’s Wrexham v Chester Derby match.
It is estimated that three days before the match, 1,100 of the 1,200 tickets available for Wrexham fans have been sold.
Yesterday the Wrexham AFC Twitter account tweeted to say that sales for the Wrexham end have topped 1,000:
Sales of Wrexham end tickets for Saturday’s derby have topped 1,000 & with two days left could yet sell out, don’t miss it #derbydaylive
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) April 15, 2014
Back in February North Wales Police confirmed the next Wrexham AFC v Chester FC will be another Bubble Match.
A statement released by North Wales Police in February said: “These measures mirror the arrangements that applied to the match earlier in the season and are intended to help to make the event safe and enjoyable for everyone, whilst minimising any potential disruption to local communities, businesses and the general public.”
A kick off time of 12 noon was also agreed upon.
On the day there will be a number of ‘pick up points’ in Wrexham, which will eventually join together in a convoy and take the Wrexham fans to the stadium in Chester. However fans will not be issued with their match tickets until arriving in Chester. A full list of departure points and times can be found below:
– Wrexham: Glyndwr University 10:00am
– Oswestry Bus Station: 09:15am
– Chirk: The Hand 09:25am
– Acrefair: The Duke 09:30am
– Ruabon: The Wynnstay 09:35am
– Johnstown: New Inn 09:40am
– Mold: Rugby Club 09:15am
– Pontbylddyn: The Bridge Inn 09:25am
– Caergwrle: Ye Olde Castle Inn 09:35am
– Buckley: The Tivoli 09:15am
– Penyffordd: The Millstone 09:25am
– Hope: Parish Church 09:30am
This is the second Wrexham and Chester Bubble Match to have taken place in the past few months, with the last Wrexham / Chester Bubble Match taking place in the Racecourse last August.
The Wrexham / Chester ‘Bubble Match’ was the first one to take place in the town, and was the first non-league ‘Bubble Match’ to happen.
Throughout the match Wrexham.com spent the day with North Wales Police to gain an insight into the set-up and the procedure of a Bubble Match. You can read our full report (and see pictures that reminds us of a Barack Obama entourage!) here.