Pompey report ‘incredible’ day of season-ticket sales

Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin Picture: Joe Pepler
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POMPEY fans have set a powerful season-ticket pace.

The Fratton faithful have massively outstripped the number of season tickets sold on the opening day 12 months ago, following their release today.

Around 1,000 season tickets have already been purchased by supporters.

By comparison, it took around five days to sell that amount last term.

It’s another impressive show of loyalty from fans facing their fourth season of League Two football.

Despite losing in the play-offs, strides were made under Paul Cook, with his team finishing sixth in the table.

There’s already been talk of new recruits including Chesterfield’s Jay O’Shea and Duane Holmes – released by Huddersfield – with Cook keen to make additions.

And with prices being frozen, fans have responded in encouraging fashion, with queues forming at the club’s Frogmore Road ticket office.

Chief executive, Mark Catlin, said: ‘Sales have been brisk, with queues forming early on.

‘We’re approaching 1,000 sales, which for the first day, really, is incredible.

‘It’s difficult to compare like for like as went on sale a lot earlier last year.

‘But to give some perspective, we’ve sold in a day what we sold in the first five last season.’

Pompey sold 10,660 season tickets for the 2013-14 campaign, with 11,047 the total figure in 2014-15.

The number topped 11,000 again last term and the early signs are encouraging once more.

A high number of tickets bought came from fans purchasing season tickets for the first time.

Catlin said: ‘Many of those who have bought are new season-ticket holders.

‘They are buying for the first time, which is very encouraging.’