London 2012 organisers at the Millennium Stadium have again called for fans to get to Cardiff early today (Friday) ahead of the men’s bronze medal clash between Japan and Republic of Korea.

A recent ticket sales surge has meant up to 2,500 fans are scheduled to collect paid for tickets on the day, with tickets for the match also still on sale from 8am in the morning right up to kick-off (1945hrs)

The climax of the Millennium Stadium’s Olympic calendar kicks off at 7.45pm when tens of thousands of fans will make their final Olympic pilgrimage to the Welsh capital.

That should leave plenty of time for fans to be processed before kick-off, whether buying or collecting tickets, but it is all important to arrive as long as possible before the start of the match.

A dedicated ticket office at the Millennium Stadium’s gate 3 (Westgate street, on the East side of the ground) will be open from 8am in the morning for ticket collections and the box office at the Cardiff Blues ground next door will be open at the same time exclusively to sell tickets for the match.

“We have plenty of time to process the amount of people we are expecting, but it is important that fans get the message to arrive early at the ticket office, and makes sure they go to the right one, so they can get on with enjoying another great day’s football,” said LOCOG Venue General Manager for the Millennium Stadium Peter Withers.

“The office on Westgate Street will be open from 8am and will be dedicated to ticket collections only, the Cardiff Blues box office will operate from the same time and exclusively sell tickets to the match.

“We are expecting a great crowd and there is also the potential for a huge walk up crowd as fans seize their final chance to get a taste of Olympic fever in Cardiff.

“Those fans collecting pre-booked tickets should visit the box office on a one-person-per-party basis and bring photo ID and the VISA card on which they booked the tickets wherever possible.”