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The club have ended speculation regarding any possible remaining Capital One Cup final tickets by declaring the game a sell-out.

Mike Hewitt

Following the completion of the phase one and phase two application procedures, Sunderland AFC can confirm that the club has sold out its allocation of tickets for the Capital One Cup final.

Tickets have been on priority sale to season card holders and seasonal hospitality members for over the last two weeks and the club has seen unprecedented demand.

Sunderland AFC chief executive, Margaret Byrne, said: "The interest in this game and the subsequent demand for tickets has been absolutely phenomenal, so much so, we could have filled Wembley many times over.

"When demand far exceeds supply it is inevitable that some people will be disappointed. We would love to be able to take all of our supporters to Wembley with us but sadly it is simply not possible with the ticket allocation we have been given.

"We carefully considered every option available to us and believe that we have allocated tickets in the fairest way possible. It goes without saying that every single supporter is important to us, however, recognising and thanking our season card holders, seasonal hospitality members and key partners, who have been the backbone of our support through good and bad times, was our priority."

The club can also confirm that it will not be receiving any additional tickets on top of the allocation that it has already been given.

The final will be screened throughout the stadium's suites and bars, giving fans who couldn't make the trip to Wembley the chance to enjoy the game with their fellow supporters.

The match will be shown in Quinn's Sports Bar, the Montgomery Suite and in Executive Boxes and packages are available including food options and drinks promotions.

Further details are available at www.safc.com/daretodream.

Places are selling fast and supporters are advised to reserve their place as soon as possible by calling 0871 911 155 or e-mail hospitality@safc.com.

So, there we have it. No general sale, no third phase. I'm sure people will make their own minds up, though I can personally sympathise with both the position the club were in and the disappointment of those fans who have missed out. Bit of an impossible situation, sadly.

Anyway, sure everyone will have a brilliant weekend, no matter how they watch the game!