Date: 23rd July 2008 at 5:30pm
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Season Ticket sales for the coming season are up 7% on this time last year. The Villa faithful, despite transfer concerns, are voting with their bums!

After an extraordinary season last campaign, and consistently high gates, the club were confident that fans would respond when it came to season tickets this year, but I doubt even the club predicted a seven per cent increase.

Last season saw crowd figures at their highest point in more than half a century, and we seem likely to break that record again in the coming season.

The average for 2007-08 was 40,375, the best since 1949-50. It was also the third highest ever, bettered only by 47,168 in 1949-50 and 41,956 in 1937-38.

This season we have already sold upto a whopping 25,000 tickets and Head of Consumer Sales Nicky Keye has been absolutely delighted with the take up.

‘Fans have certainly responded to the feel-good factor at the club by snapping up a tremendous amount of season tickets for the coming campaign. We are absolutely delighted the fans recognise the tremendous value for money an Aston Villa season ticket provides.’

Fans are also responding to the hope that we can equal or better our achievement in the league last season, it’s a big jump both in number and upfront revenue for the club. Some good signings now could hike it even further.


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