EAGER fans were at Gayfield early on Sunday morning to snap up tickets for Arbroath’s huge tie against Rangers in the Scottish Cup.
The game against the SPL champions will be broadcast live on Sky Sports on January 8 and the club is hoping for a bumper attendance after having the ground capacity raised to just under 6,000.
And it is hoped that Gayfield will be full for the match ensuring a huge pay day for the club.
Seats for the stand are already sold out and there are only tickets for the terracing left.
The first to get his hands on tickets at 10 a.m. on Sunday was lifelong Lichtie Frank McDonald who purchased the first four.
And one of the tickets is for his son, who is travelling back to the town for Christmas from America, and will take in the game while he is in town.
Chairman of the club John Christison, who was on hand to help sell the tickets, was delighted with how the early sales had gone.
He told the Herald: “We didn’t know exactly how many people to expect on Sunday but we looked after our season ticket holders and shareholders first and trade was pretty brisk.
“After increasing the capacity, we haven’t had it so high in a long time but we hope to near enough sell out.
“I’m very pleased with how it’s gone so far and it was pretty good to see all those people down at Gayfield on Sunday I must admit.”
l Pictured was first in the queue Frank McDonald with his four tickets.