A record crowd of over 31,100 Southend United fans will head to Wembley on Sunday to cheer Blues on in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final.
The previous record Blues attendance was 31,033 for our cup game against Liverpool in 1979.
However, that record has been broken with over 31,100 Blues fans set to head to Wembley on Sunday to cheer the team on against Crewe.
The 31,034th ticket was purchased by the Club’s Community & Educational Trust who donated six tickets to young people who are looked after by Southend Borough Council.
Dale Spiby, Chief Executive of the Community & Educational Trust said: “As the football club’s charity that delivers work to support the people of Southend, I am delighted that we are providing opportunities for young people who are looked after by Southend Borough Council to experience Southend United’s historic day out at Wembley.
He added: “It is also very pleasing that the tickets that we purchased for the young people happened to be the tickets which broke our record attendance barrier of 31,033 – I wish the team good luck for Sunday and hope the young people enjoy their once in a lifetime experience.”
Executive Councillor for Children and Learning James Courtenay said: "I'm really grateful that Southend United Community & Educational Trust have bought some tickets for the young people we look after. Our children haven't always had the easiest time, and for them to be able to go to Wembley will be a wonderful experience that I am sure they will remember for years to come."