Tickets for both legs of the Buildbase FA Vase semi-final between South Shields and Coleshill Town are set to go on sale.

The first leg of the semi-final will be held at Coleshill’s Pack Meadow on Saturday, March 11, with the return match exactly a week later at Mariners Park.

Ticket prices for both games – which have to be mutually agreed by both clubs and the same for each leg – have been set at £8 for adults, £6 for students and over-65s and £4 for under-16s.

Coleshill have allocated the club 300 tickets – the minimum 15% requirement for the FA Vase – for the away leg.

Away tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders and sponsors on Monday, and will be limited to one per person.

From Tuesday, those in the SSFC Members’ Club can purchase tickets, again limited to one each and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sales on Monday and Tuesday can only be made between 9am and 5pm, in person at Mariners Park or by calling 0191 454 7800. Phone lines are expected to be extremely busy.

For the home leg, tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders and sponsors on Monday. Season ticket holders will be limited to two tickets per person during the priority period.

Members can buy one ticket each for the home match from Tuesday.

From Wednesday, remaining tickets for both legs of the semi-final will go on general sale.

Applications to join the SSFC Members’ Club have also been suspended until Wednesday.

Supporters are reminded that during the priority tickets period on Monday and Tuesday, they can only be purchased between 9am and 5pm, over the phone or in person.

From Wednesday, tickets remaining can be sold outside of those hours.

Thank you for your support.

South Shields have been drawn against Coleshill Town in the semi-final of the Buildbase FA Vase.

The Mariners will travel to Coleshill’s Pack Meadow for the first leg on Saturday, March 11, before the return leg at Mariners Park a week later.

Coleshill are second in the Midland League Premier Division, and reached this stage of the competition with a 2-0 win over Sporting Khalsa on Saturday.

Ticketing arrangements have not yet been agreed between the two clubs, but we hope to be in a position to make an announcement early next week.

Shields joint manager Lee Picton is expecting a difficult tie.

He said: “I’ve already spoken to a contact from that area, and from what I’ve been told, it sounds like this is just about the toughest semi-final we could have had.

“Coleshill are a really strong side who are especially impressive going forward.

“We’ll do lots of research as always ahead of the games.”

Coleshill play on a 3G pitch, which Picton believes could prove a help rather than a hindrance to Shields.

He added: “I reached this stage of the competition a few times as a player, and you know that at this time of the season, you can end up playing on difficult pitches.

“At least with this tie we know what we’ll be getting with a 3G surface.

“The first tie is away, so if we can come back to Mariners Park at least on level terms, we’ll be in a strong position.”

Shields were roared into the semi-final by a Mariners Park record crowd of 3,161 on Saturday as they thrashed Newport Pagnell Town 6-1.

Picton said: “I’m sure the second leg of the semi-final in particular will be another charged occasion at a packed Mariners Park. The performance we put in under similar circumstances on Saturday is important for us.

“The players know they can perform in front of a really big crowd and that should give them good confidence.

“For now, though, we’ve got more pressing issues, with important league games coming up this week.

“We’ve got a tough game on Wednesday at Newcastle Benfield and we’re going to have to be at our best to win there.”

In the other semi-final, Cleethorpes Town will take on Bromsgrove Sporting.