A legal challenge by Network Rail could mean that some Middlesbrough fans are able to travel to and from Wembley by train after all.
Members of the RMT and TSSA unions have voted to go on strike for 24 hours on Monday 25th May, starting at 5pm.
This would make it very difficult for Boro fans to return home by train after the match, resulted in severely restricted rail services, and possibly none at all.
Network Rail has now issued a legal challenge to the strike ballot conducted by the TSSA union.
“We have asked the TSSA to withdraw notice of their industrial action as we believe there are numerous defects in their ballot information. Network Rail has a responsibility to passengers, freight users and to the country as a whole to do everything we can to avert a strike. Talks with the unions continue and we hope to reach a settlement, but we must explore all avenues at our disposal and that includes legal ones.”
However, even if this legal challenge is succesful, rail services would still be very limited during the strike.
The majority of staff taking part in the industrial action belong to the RMT union, and their ballot is not being challenged by Network Rail.
All sides say they are looking to resolve the pay dispute via negotiations.
Wembley Stadium has issued an apology after spelling Middlesbrough incorrectly on Play-Off Final tickets. The mistake has been put down to human error.
An error has been made on the Championship Play-Off Final 2015 tickets, with Middlesbrough spelt incorrectly.
Wembley Stadium would like to apologise to Middlesbrough Football Club and its fans for this mistake, it was a human error. These tickets will still be valid for Monday’s game.
We hope that it does not detract from what will be an excellent game and we encourage fans looking for further information on the fixture to visit.
Three thousand tickets are still available for Middlesbrough's Championship play-off final at Wembley next week.
From 9.30am on May 19, until 12.30, season-ticket holders will be able to buy tickets at the Riverside.
Then from 1.30pm any unsold tickets will be available to the general public, by phone or on-line.
Yesterday, ticket sales had to be suspended after Middlesbrough fans bought 17,000 tickets in just four hours.
Ticket sales to Middlesbrough fans for the Championship Play-Off final have now been suspended.
The football club says they sold almost 17,000 tickets in four hours today, and all tickets currently available have now been sold.
A number have been held as a contingency for Season Card Holders who have yet to buy.
The South Stand Ticket Office will be open for Season Card Holders ONLY on Tuesday between 9:30 and 12.30 who have not yet purchased their personal ticket.
Any unsold tickets will be put back on general sale online and by telephone at 1.30pm on Tuesday afternoon
Tickets for Middlesbrough's Championship play-off final have now gone on general sale. Members of the public can buy tickets through the club's website.
Boro knocked out Brentford on Friday to earn a place in the final, against Norwich, on Monday 25th May. The game kicks-off at 3pm at Wembley.
Middlesbrough will face Norwich City in the Championship playoff final at Wembley.
Norwich beat neighbours Ipswich 3-1 at Carrow Road to secure a 4-2 aggregate win. Alex Neil's side will now meet Boro for a place in the Premier League in a Wembley showdown on May 25.
Tickets for Middlesbrough's Championship playoff final match at Wembley have gone on sale.
Boro have been given an allocation of 38,000 tickets for the final on Monday 25 May (Bank holiday Monday). Aitor Karanka's side will face Norwich City in the final.
Season card holders and Boro Pride Members can now purchase tickets via the club website on 01642 909090.
Fans will then be able to purchase General Sale tickets from 9am on Monday 18 May.
Middlesbrough have confirmed there will be no tickets available for sale over the counter at the club’s Ticket Office.
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