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Swansea City’s generous ticket initiative allows 3,000 fans to see play-off clash for free

Swansea City will welcome fans back into the Liberty Stadium later this month – without charging them a penny.

The Swans face Barnsley in the Championship play-offs. The first leg is at Oakwell this coming Monday (May 17) with the second leg in South Wales on Saturday, May 22.

The matches coincide with the Government’s further relaxation of rules on lockdown, enabling grounds to once again welcome supporters in.

There will be roughly 4,500 fans inside Barnsley’s ground with the Swans set to welcome 3,000 for the return leg. And they have even gone further by making every single ticket free of charge.

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Flashback to when fans were last inside the Liberty Stadium in March, 2020

The club are rewarding the loyalty of their fans who have continued to support the club during the pandemic.

Fans are only able to apply to attend with members of their household bubble who are current season ticket holders for the 2020/21 season, with one person within that household applying on their behalf. Those who meet the criteria mentioned will be able to apply for a maximum of four tickets.

Swansea fans haven’t seen their side in the flesh since March 7, 2020 – prior to the initial lockdown.

Teams in Wales were exempt from the brief relaxations last winter which allowed some clubs in England to accommodate 2,000 fans before the third lockdown was brought into force.

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There will be no away supporters in attendance for any of the semi-final contests, across all three divisions of the EFL.

“As a football club we are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome supporters back to the Liberty Stadium for the first sporting pilot event in Wales,” said Swansea’s chief executive Julian Winter.

“While we are aware that other clubs will be charging supporters for tickets at their games, we will be offering our tickets free of charge for our play-off semi-final. This is to thank all of those 2020-21 season ticket holders who left their monies in the club and supported us through the difficult times.

“We cannot wait to be reunited with our supporters for the first time since March 2020 and we hope that those supporters who are successful in the ballot have an enjoyable experience, because we’ve missed you all immensely.”

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