Sold out as usual.
A lot? may be 10 empty seats at the family stand end at a night game - doesnt take a rocket scientist to work out why they may be empty. You cant sell a ticket twice. City sell out week in week out - I can think of 2 league and FA Cup games that havent sold out in the past 2 to 3 years. We have a waiting list of 7000 people who have already paid £100 towards a season ticket when the extension is done, no need to worry about city selling out.
Point is there was a lot of empty setas visible on the TV !...which point are you missing as i thought the article put it across very well ( assuming you did read the article ?)
Do you have to go dressed up as a shiney blue plastic seat to get this deal?
That would be the Chelsea game which was sold out 3 weeks beforehand - what exactly is your point? http://www.mcfc.co.uk/News/Tickets-and-Travel/2014/January/City-v-Chelsea-sold-out