Pompey on track to beat last year’s season ticket sales

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  • Mark Catlin tips Pompey to top 11,500 season ticket sales
  • Last summer they totalled 11,047 under Andy Awford
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POMPEY’s season-ticket sales have broken the 10,700 barrier.

Now the Blues are well on course to comfortably surpass last year’s tally of 11,047.

Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin

Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin

The Fratton faithful had until the end of Saturday to take advantage of the Early Bird offer, resulting in sizeable queues outside the Frogmore Road ticket office.

Now the Early Bird has ended, with the ticket office on Wednesday reopening with no such discounts.

Regardless, chief executive Mark Catlin is confident sales could go on to reach 11,500 by the start of the campaign.

And that represents an outstanding show of faith from Pompey supporters following the disappointments of the previous two League Two seasons.

That is an absolutely remarkable achievement and again displays how loyal our fanbase are, especially when there has been little to cheer about recently

Mark Catlin

Catlin said: ‘We are well on course to achieve a figure in the region of 11,250-11,500 based on current sales.

‘That would give us our third year of season-ticket growth under the community ownership.

‘That is an absolutely remarkable achievement and again displays how loyal our fanbase are, especially when there has been little to cheer about recently.

‘It shows they have bought into the feel-good factor provided by Paul Cook’s appointment and the players he has subsequently recruited to the club.

‘To get so many season-ticket holders at this stage of the summer really is staggering.’

With Guy Whittingham at the helm for the start of the 2013-14 campaign, 10,660 season tickets were sold.

On the back of Andy Awford’s appointment last summer, that figure rose to an impressive 11,047.