Season tickets selling quicker than last year

Pompey manager Paul Cook
Pompey manager Paul Cook
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POMPEY’S season tickets are now being snapped up more quickly than last year.

And chief executive Mark Catlin is hopeful the feel-good factor generated by Paul Cook’s arrival will see purchases continue to flow.

Once again, the supporters have excelled themselves.

Mark Catlin

Catlin admitted he thought a third campaign in the basement division of the Football League would hit figures.

Last season a total of 11,047 tickets were snapped up – 387 up on 2013-14.

But Blues fans have shown their loyalty after the season tickets went on sale on April 27.

A positive response to the signings of Kal Naismith, Kyle Bennett, Enda Stevens and Gary Roberts has continued the buzz.

Catlin said: ‘It’s been outstanding and we are continuing to outstrip last season’s figures.

‘Like-for-like with last year, we have now moved ahead of where we were. We’ve nosed ahead and the momentum is continuing to build.

‘The season-ticket sales have blown me away from my own expectations.

‘I honestly thought there would be a natural decline this season.

‘There’s the Paul Cook factor and the energy and enthusiasm brought to the playing side of the business.

‘But, once again, the supporters have excelled themselves.’

The early-bird prices are still available to supporters until July 4.

Catlin explained there will be a push to highlight to supporters there is a limited amount of time left to get tickets for reduced prices.

He said: ‘We’ve still got two weeks of the early-bird period. There will be a concerted marketing campaign over the next couple of weeks.’