Thousands of tickets for Sheffield Wednesday’s play-off semi-final first leg have already been sold, despite having only been on sale for two days.
Access to Wednesday’s online ticket service has been extremely limited, with queues of online users reaching up to 800.
The Owls have one game remaining in the regular season, facing Fulham at Hillsborough on Sunday afternoon.
After the conclusion of that game, Wednesday’s opponents in the play-offs will be confirmed, with Reading, Huddersfield and Fulham likely to be the possible teams they could face.
Wednesday go into the weekend on the back of six straight league wins; their best run of results this season.
The atmosphere around the club’s megastore appears to be calm, with fans seeming in good spirits as they arrived to pick up tickets and buy club merchandise.
Just a few days after Sheffield United held their open-top bus parade around the city to celebrate their promotion from League One to the Championship, Wednesday fans are hoping that they can go one better and secure a place in the Premier League, where opponents such as Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea will await them.
One fan Geoff Wilson, who has supported the Owls since the 1980s, told ShefNews: “There’s been very little mention of the fact in the media that Wednesday could be a Premier League team.”
“Wednesday getting to the Premier League would be such an achievement, it would be unbelievable and I think the city of Sheffield would go wild.”
After suffering heartbreak in last year’s play-off final against Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday will be hoping to go all the way this year and end their 17 year absence from the top flight of English football.
Photo Credit: Graham Hogg (Sheffield Wednesday Wikipedia Page)