Scottish Cup tie between Hearts and Hibs has been declared a sell-out



The mouth-watering William Hill Scottish Cup clash between Hearts and Hibs has officially been declared a sell-out.

Hibs announced yesterday that they had sold their entire 3,400 allocation for next Sunday’s televised derby.

Hibs made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday

And with Hearts having already shifted approximately 13,600 briefs, around 17,000 fans are set to cram into Tynecastle for the eagerly-awaited fifth round tie.

Both clubs had been inundated with fans looking to secure a ticket, with the match the only Edinburgh derby of the season as a result of the teams playing in different divisions.

Hearts revealed that sales broke through the 10,000 barrier within 12 hours of being launched last Monday.

Hearts chair Ann Budge said: “Inevitably, there will be a number of fans who are disappointed not to have secured a ticket, and to these individuals, I can only apologise.

“Demand has simply outstripped supply. The price of success, some might say.”

Hibs tweeted: “Tickets for the William Hill Scottish Cup match with Hearts at Tynecastle are now sold out.”

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