Following a meeting in
Wishaw visits Nancy
The key issue was the number of Motherwell fans likely to make the journey. Before the draw was made it seemed that we would be faced with the almost impossible task of travelling to Khazakstan or
The announcement earlier this week that the intention was to play the fixture at Stebonheath Park came as a shock as the number of 'away' tickets would be severely limited but following a meeting between the clubs the match will now take place at Parc Y Scarlets. There will be plenty of tickets available for Motherwell fans who choose to make the journey.
A chance for a European awayday comes all too rarely for the claret and amber fans and the opportunity to reach such an accessible game will be taken up by a healthy number. The fact that the winners of this clash will have to travel to Albania if they wish to see the away leg in round 2 should encourage any doubters to make the effort to travel to Wales. Those who were quick off the mark with summer holiday plans will be looking on from afar with envy!
Tickets will go on sale to everyone from Fir Park tomorrow morning (Friday 26th June 2009) at 9.30am, priced at £15.
In line with UEFA guidelines, fans will be required to supply name and address details for each ticket holder.
Fans can also purchase away leg tickets over the phone (01698 333 333) with the deadline for doing so the Monday (6th July 2009).
There will be no repeat of the fiasco which characterised the distribution of tickets for last season's jaunt to Nancy.
Both clubs should be applauded for making every effort to make the game available to all who wish to attend and they should be rewarded with a busy stadium for the second leg.