Sky Bet cover costs of 1,000 fans travelling to Brighton v Cardiff

Date published: Tuesday 24th January 2017 7:12

Amex Stadium: Ready for action

Sky Bet have covered the travel cost of over 1,000 fans attending Tuesday night’s match between Brighton and Cardiff at the Amex Stadium.

The game was rescheduled after heavy fog hit the initial fixture on Friday, December 30 leaving Cardiff fans frustrated after making the 200-mile round trip to the south coast.

The betting company, who have been the title sponsor of the EFL since 2013, have now stepped in to offer both sets of fans 12 buses across park-and-ride sites after the new fixture date was hit by industrial action by rail workers, leaving thousands of fans struggling for transport.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock said: “A massive thanks to EFL sponsor Sky Bet for stepping in with the offer to cover our fans’ travel for the game tonight.

“It’s a huge commitment to travel such long distances on week nights and myself, the players and the club as a whole are always hugely grateful.”

Sky Bet sponsorship manager David Tweed added: “We were only too happy to help with the travel arrangements for the rescheduled fixture and are delighted that a good number of fans have made it along for the game tonight.”

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