Today's Western Daily Press carries the welcome news that Season Ticket sales have already surpassed the total figures for the 2006-07 season.
Last season, the paper states the club sold 2,800 tickets in total throughout the 2006-07 season, with around 180 sales of the club's 'Final Countdown' ticket package that was unveiled to cover the closing matches of the season. That had been a significant drop on the 3,600 sold during the 2005-06 season, which was of obvious concern.
This summer though, there has been a concerted effort made by the club to rectify various public relations issues, including the formation of a new Communications Department. In addition, a professionally produced mailshot was sent out to both last season's season ticket holders as well as those who had purchased a certain level of individual tickets last season.
The good news is that these efforts appear to be reaping rewards. Despite it being over a month until Port Vale visit Huish Park on August 18th, sales have now reached the 2,900 mark - 100 up on last season. And with some supporters likely to leave it until the last minute to make their purchases, it would seem inevitable that the 3,000 mark will be reached. The obvious target though for the club would be to restore levels back to that of 2005-06, with a record 3,600 tickets sold, and that figure is clearly still achievable. Speaking to this week's Western Gazette Chairman John Fry said:
"Season tickets have been going very well but we would like to sell more. It is all about the fans coming through the turnstiles. The tickets are pitched at the right price and we want to convey the message to them to come and buy tickets because it is a good deal. Our ambition is to get Championship football so let us get out of the traps quickly to try to obtain that. It promises to be a good season and we do not want to deter people from coming to watch us. We have got the experience and still have players to bring into the squad. I would urge people to come here because the club is going somewhere."
Link: 2007-08 Season Ticket and Match Day Admission Prices.
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