Will slashed ticket prices attract bumper crowd for Barnsley-Blackpool ‘birthday bash’?

Barnsley FC have slashed ticket prices for Saturday’s appetising Championship clash with table-toppers Blackpool – but will the move attract a bumper crowd to Oakwell?

It is hoped that stayaway supporters will be persuaded to take advantage of the club’s cut-price offer and swell the attendance.

Last Saturday’s battling home victory over Bristol City was watched by just 8,088.

This weekend’s match-up with Ian Holloway’s high-fliyng seasiders will mark the passing of 125 years of footballing history for both clubs.

Barnsley and Blackpool are celebrating 125 years in existence, and as a special one-off offer, the Oakwell outfit are extending a special ‘1887 Members’ price to everyone, including visiting fans.

Adult tickets will cost just £12.50, concessions will be £9 and 5-11 years will be £5.

There will also a family ticket costing £30 for 2 adults and 2 kids (aged 5-11 years).

The Reds are also putting on entertainment inside and outside the stadium, and ‘pyrotechnics’ are planned (weather permitting) to hopefully make the special day go off with a bang!

Both Barnsley and Blackpool supporters are urged to attend the fixture in fancy dress. There will be prizes for the best examples in each stand.

Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets early.

*Juveniles (5-11) and family tickets cannot be purchased on the turnstiles. The Family tickets for home supporters are for the West Lower Stand.

Meanwhile, Reds boss Keith Hill, as well as being delighted by the 1-0 win over Bristol City last Saturday, may receive a double injury boost ahead of Blackpool’s visit.

Both defender Jimmy McNulty and key midfielder David Perkins could return to the matchday squad, but Bobby Hassell, sent off against the Robins, starts a three-game suspension.

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