TICKET prices for Scotland's vital World Cup qualifying match against
Italy at Ibrox Park, Glasgow, on November 18 will remain largely
unchanged from previous international matches, the Scottish Football
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Association said yesterday.
Despite complaints that prices at the Scotland-Portugal game earlier
this month were too high and led to a poor turnout of 22,000 spectators,
the SFA said all prices will remain unchanged apart from a #5 reduction
to #15 for seats in the upper Govan stand.
Mr David Morris, the SFA's head of international matches department,
said that early inquiries about tickets indicated that the Italy match
could attract a capacity 38,000 crowd.
''Compared with the Portugal match, the early signs are that there is
a much greater and keener interest,'' he said. ''Whether the match sells
out remains to be seen but we hope that the fact that Italy is a very
attractive fixture will mean we'll be well on the way to a capacity
Tickets for the match will go on sale through the usual outlets -- the
SFA, Scottish Football League, and Rangers ticket offices -- from
Postal applications also will be accepted at the SFA offices in
Glasgow and a credit card hotline will open tomorrow although
applications will not be processed before Monday.
Vouchers from match programmes at the previous games against Portugal
and Finland will entitle spectators to a #3 and #1 price reduction
respectively on all tickets for the Italy match, or #4 if they have both