OXFORD United season-ticket holders can now apply for a seat at next Tuesday's Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final against Blackpool.

The club have a maximum capacity of 4,000 people for the first leg at the Kassam Stadium (6pm), although that includes all people in attendance, not just fans.

United have set up a one-off unweighted ballot for season-ticket holders, including those in the 1893 Club, which will remain open until 9am on Friday.

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They expect demand to outweight supply, with fans randomly allocated seats from Friday morning.

It will be the first time supporters have set foot in the ground since the 4-0 win over Northampton Town on December 15.

Three matches in December were played in front of fans with a maximum capacity of 2,000 people, so Tuesday's game is set to be United's highest attendance since February 2020.

The club said in a statement: "Since the U’s secured their top six berth on Sunday the club have been co-ordinating plans to maximise the available capacity while ensuring the top priority of Covid compliance is maintained.

"We would like to thank supporters for their patience while these plans were formalised, and we cannot wait to welcome you back to the Kassam Stadium for the first time this calendar year."

The first leg comes a day after the next easing of Covid restrictions, which allow spectators to return to outdoor sports stadia.

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Ballot applications can include up to six people from six different households and fans are expected to follow the supporters' code of conduct.

Under the new rules, capacity at smaller outdoor venues is capped at 4,000 people or 50 per cent of capacity, whichever is lower.

Earlier today, Blackpool announced that the second leg at Bloomfield Road next Friday will be limited 25 per cent capacity, also around the 4,000 mark.

No away fans can attend either game.

To enter the ballot vist OUFCTickets.co.uk.