Hull City were forced to turn away thousands of fans after selling out their season ticket allocation.

With huge queues already forming at the KC Stadium overnight, club officials have now been forced to turn back latecomers.

Last night they had already warned anyone joining the queue after 9.30pm they were unlikely to be guaranteed a ticket.

The club have suspended the sale of season tickets tomorrow while they re-assess the number of tickets still available and a statement from the club is due then.

Almost 16,000 season tickets were sold before the Tigers' Premier League status was gained for the first time in the club's history in the dramatic play-off win over Bristol City.

Sales were also suspended last month before the Wembley final.

After taking into account league regulations, which mean 15 per cent of tickets must be available for match day sales and away fans, around 4,500 tickets were left for public sale, but they look certain to have been snapped up by a fortunate few.