Leyton Orient have sold out their first allocation of 500 tickets for July's friendly with Heart of Midlothian.

Hearts will welcome the English League One side to Tynecastle Park next month as part of the club's 150th anniversary celebrations. 

The O's could bring as many as 1,000 fans for the fixture on July 13 with the first 500 briefs selling out in 24 hours. A second batch of 500 went on sale this morning. 

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It is one of three pre-season friendlies confirmed by Hearts so far. They will also host Tottenham Hotspur in Gorgie and travel to Fleetwood Town, who are managed by Charlie Adam.

The connection with Leyton Orient dates back to the First World War and the friendly will also pay tribute to the players of the two clubs who led the way as the first professional footballers to volunteer en-masse. 

Orient will wear a limited edition Somme memorial shirt for the match, a replica of the Clapton Orient kit at the time of the outbreak of the First World War.

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“We are very proud of this piece of history at Leyton Orient, which is unique in the English game," Leyton Orient CEO Mark Devlin said. "We are delighted to be taking part in a fixture at Hearts in July to commemorate the bond between the two clubs and to be wearing a limited-edition remake of the club's kit from 1914.

"Only 1,000 shirts have been produced in total meaning that it represents a special piece of Orient and football history, and it will only ever be worn for the Hearts game.

"I would like to thank Steve Jenkins, Alex Hup, Peter Kitchen and Malcolm McCarthy from the O's Somme Memorial Fund for their advice and guidance with the shirt and the wider event. I'd also like to thank our existing shirt sponsors for kindly waiving their logos on this special shirt, so that it can look as close as possible to the original."