CHESTER FC are looking to accommodate as many fans as possible ahead of their eagerly anticipated FA Cup replay at home to Oldham Athletic.

The Blues fully earned a 1-1 draw at the Latics' ground on Saturday, October 15, Harrison Burke's second-half header cancelling out Oldham's Mike Fondop strike in the first half.

A total of 1,969 Chester FC fans made the trip up north to cheer on the squad in the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round on Saturday, and a bumper crowd is expected for the replay on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off).

With that in mind, and with the news more than 3,000 tickets have already been sold, the club is looking to reopen the Barrie Hipkiss (south) Stand, which has rarely been used in recent seasons.

It was announced on Monday evening that the winners of Tuesday night's fixture would go on to play Blyth Spartans or arch-rivals of yore, Wrexham, in the 1st round proper, in a tie due to take place on the weekend of November 5-6.

A Chester FC club statement said: "East Stand and Harry McNally (North) Terrace tickets have now all sold out for tomorrow’s game against Oldham Athletic. Thank you for your amazing support!

"The Club is working extensively to determine if The Hipkiss (South) Stand can be opened for this fixture given the high demand for tickets.

"While we hope this can be achieved, we ask that supporters appreciate that planning a match of this nature at 72 hours’ notice is a significant undertaking and that the safety of everyone is our primary consideration.

"We will continue to work with Oldham Athletic, Cheshire Police and other stakeholders as we make every effort to ensure that everyone who wishes to attend the game is able to do so and thank you for your understanding."

Tickets for the game can be purchased via the club's website at