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City fans scramble for play-off tickets

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City's remarkable surge into play-offs has left Foxes fans scrambling for tickets to see their side take on Watford in the semi-final on Thursday. There is a buzz around town following Leicester's last gasp win at Forest on Saturday which has left supporters craving more. Thousands of fans queued outside the King Power Stadium today to get their hands on a ticket for the home leg after the club's ticket-line and website crashed under the pressure. Season ticket holder Barry Sharp, 78, from Scraptoft, was among those waiting as the queue snaked around the stadium. "I got here as soon as I could to make sure I got a ticket for me and my grandson George," he said. "I've been waiting for over two hours but didn't want to miss out." Dan Archer, 29, from Eyres Monsell, Leicester, said: "We waited two-and-a-half hours for our tickets. "But who cares – we're in the play-offs. "It's like the old days isn't it. "I can't wait 'til Thursday "The players are going to be up for it." Mark Collins, 53, of Narborough Road South, Leicester, said: "I told the missus I was just nipping out for 20 minutes. "If I'm not careful I'll have a divorce and a cold dinner waiting for me when I get back home." Tickets for the semi-final first leg went on sale at 10am at www.lcfcdirect.com, from the City Sales Centre on 0844 815 5000 and from the City Fanstore at King Power Stadium, which was due to shut at 4pm. The ticket office will also be open 9am to 8pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9am to 7pm - 45 minutes before kick-off on Thursday. The club said it has been allocated 2,200 away tickets for the semi-final second leg at Vicarage Road, which will go on sale in accordance with the club's away ticket priority system. It said away tickets will not be available online. It will reopen from 9am to 5pm Friday, 9am to 1pm Saturday and 10am to 2pm Sunday.

City fans scramble for play-off tickets


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