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Records tumble at The Amex as Albion fans eat all the pies
Who ate all the pies? The question is often posed – and now we know the answer.
It was Albion fans – 12,000 pies in fact, washed down with 14,000 pints of beer.
The record food and drink sale went hand in hand with the record 26,594 crowd at the American Express Community Stadium on Friday.
After its 3-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday put it top, the club now expects support to continue on the road, with 2,000 fans expected to travel to Watford tomorrow (Tuesday) and Millwall on Saturday.
Supporters are being told tickets are still available for those games, and for Albion’s next two home games against Birmingham City and Ipswich Town, but are likely to sell out quickly.
The club is pledging to repeat the early-bird and post-match offers on food which it introduced on Friday.
As well as raising revenue for the club, officials hope the deals will help to stagger the flow of people in and out of the stadium, to ease pressure on transport.
Another innovation is the broadcasting of a 15-minute highlights package ten minutes after the game.
The footage is shown on the television screens on the concourses, again to encourage fans to stay behind.
Albion chief executive Paul Barber said, "It was a great night, and a brilliant performance from the team.
“To have a record crowd, such a fantastic match and to go top of the table made it one of the most special nights yet at the Amex.
“The team were superb and thanks to the fans too, who played their part, as ever.”
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