Easter Road declared sell-out for Hibs’ Scottish Cup visit of Hearts



Hibs will be hoping that playing in front of a sell-out crowd is a good omen after they beat Hearts the last time it happened over two years ago.

The Leith club yesterday announced that the last of their 16,600 tickets had been snapped up for this evening’s Scottish Cup fifth round replay.

And with Hearts having shifted their 3,500 allocation, over 20,000 fans will cram into the stadium for the crunch Edinburgh derby.

Easter Road Front 1000pxThe last time Hibs welcomed that many fans was during Terry Butcher’s reign in the 2013/14 campaign.

And even though that season ended in relegation, Hibs beat their city rivals 2-1 in January 2014 in front of 20,106 supporters.

James Collins and Liam Craig grabbed the goals either side of a David Smith equaliser.

Confirming the sell-out, a Hibs spokesperson said: “Approximately 1,000 tickets went on sale on Monday at 10am following the priority window for season ticket holders, and they have all now been snapped up.

“A big thank you to all supporters for your backing ahead of Tuesday night’s game – it’s much appreciated.

“We look forward to a special night under the lights at a packed Easter Road Stadium.”