Hearts emerge from Ticketmaster fiasco to sell more than 13,500 briefs for Scottish Cup final on day one


HEARTS sold more than half of their allocation for the Scottish Cup final against Celtic in less than eight hours – despite enduring a Ticketmaster fiasco this morning.

Briefs for the May 25 showpiece went on sale at 9 a.m. on Friday but an error by the third party vendor meant that fans were initially unable to purchase adult tickets.

Supporters vented their fury on social media as they clamoured to secure their seats.

With only child and concession options initially made available, many Jambos chose to purchase the latter rather than risk missing out altogether – with Hearts later giving those fans the chance to switch to an adult ticket.

The issue was rectified after around an hour, with a Hearts spokesperson tweeting: “Ticketmaster have been experiencing issues with eTickets this morning, however, this has now been fixed.

“The issue meant supporters were unable to purchase adult tickets; this has now been rectified. Ticketmaster offer their sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.”

But despite the shambolic start to proceedings, Hearts went on to shift 13,500 tickets before the end of the day.

The Jambos and Celtic have both been afforded an allocation of 20,220 for the clash at Hampden.

The capital club confirmed: “Keen to back Craig Levein’s side, more than 13,500 briefs have been sold in an eight-hour period, meaning the wheels are well and truly in motion for a sea of maroon to greet the team as they emerge out onto the pitch of the national stadium.

“Fans with 20 or more loyalty points can still buy tickets, one per account subject to availability, over the weekend.”