Wembley fever continues to hit Sky Bet League One clubs Coventry City and Oxford United ahead of the EFL Trophy Final at the national stadium next month.
A huge attendance is expected to be recorded for the showpiece event under the famous arch on Sunday 2 April (kick off 2.30pm).
The latest sales figures released by both clubs indicate that close to 70,000 tickets have already been sold for the match. Coventry City are on course to sell their full allocation of 46,000 with over 40,000 Sky Blues fans having already snapped up their tickets to see their side play at Wembley for the first time since 1987 while opponents Oxford United are believed to have sold in excess of 25,000 tickets for the match.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley hold the attendance record for the event which saw 80,841 fans attend the 1988 Final, a match which Wolves won 2-0. With two weeks of sales remaining for this year’s final, the attendance for the Coventry City and Oxford United fixture is likely to push close to that long standing record.
After years of financial and ownership turmoil at The Ricoh Arena, Coventry City find themselves facing the prospect of football in the fourth tier next season while Oxford United have enjoyed an impressive campaign in Sky Bet League One following their promotion last year and are chasing a Play Off place.
Oxford United are set to compete in their second successive Final with The U’s having been defeated 3-2 by Barnsley in last year’s event.