Latics to receive extra Maribor allocation

Latics fans queue for the first batch of Maribor tickets
Latics fans queue for the first batch of Maribor tickets

WIGAN Athletic have confirmed they are to receive a further 940 tickets for their final Europa League group game against NK Maribor.

The club initially received 642 tickets for the clash on December 12 but they sold out within an hour of going on sale.

Latics contacted the Slovenian outfit a month ago in a bid to receive more but have only just received details of their second batch.

Once the tickets were sold out, the club started a waiting list consisting of those who originally missed out. They will receive priority.

Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson said: “This is great news for our fans and I want to place on record our thanks to NK Maribor and the Slovenian police for being receptive to the idea of increasing the allocation for Wigan Athletic. We have been working hard behind the scenes to secure tickets for the game and hopefully this will help to satisfy the big demand.

“Our supporters have been incredible in the way they have backed us for the Europa League and it is fitting we have been able to reward them with these tickets. The team will now be roared on by another large following on what will be an historic night for the club.”

Latics will be hoping they can confirm qualification to the knock-out stages before the NK Maribor game though.

Owen Coyle’s men take on Zulte Waregem at the DW Stadium on November 28 with the Slovenian side playing against group leaders Rubin Kazan earlier that evening.

If Maribor draw or lose, a win would see Wigan through to the next round.

Once those on the waiting list have been contacted, remaining tickets will then be put on sale to season ticket holders from 9am next Wednesday before going on general sale on the Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the DW Stadium ticket office in person or by calling 0871 66 33 552.

Online sales are not available as travel details must be supplied at the point of purchase.