Raith Rovers have handed Dundee United around 500 additional tickets for next Friday’s Championship showdown after canvassing the opinion of their supporters.
United fans snapped up their initial allocation in the Craiglea Timber Frames Stand (North Stand) at a brisk pace in the hope of seeing their heroes move seven points clear of Rovers at the summit of the Championship.
With the Tangerines keen to secure extra briefs, Raith bosses sent a survey out to supporters to assess their willingness to hand over the SM Lighting Stand (Railway Stand).
It was a repeat of their move in October, prior to the first meeting of the title rivals in Fife.
Raith sources have told Courier Sport that a whopping 93% of supporters asked were willing accommodate more Arabs, given the financial sense of the move.
United could be roared on by upwards of 3,300 punters, while the home fans are also securing seats in their droves.
Rovers confirmed on Wednesday that 5,627 tickets have already been shifted as they pursue their highest ever attendance for an SPFL-era league fixture.
That currently stands at 6,943 for their match against Rangers in 2015/16.
With more than a week remaining until the game, that target is far from fanciful.
Raith defeated the Terrors 1-0 in the last meeting between the sides.
Prior to that, they played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Stark’s Park in front of 6,808 fans.