Just days after Salford City played out their first ever match in the English Football League, which they won 2-0 against Stevenage, we check out how many season tickets they have sold.
The Ammies saw a total of 3,416 come through the gates for the clash at the Moor Lane (aka Peninsula Stadium) on Saturday, a thousand more than their average for last season – 2,489.
Well as of the 31st of July, that club more than 1,900 season tickets for the new campaign, though wouldn’t be surprised if have risen higher since.
They were praised after they revealed their incredibly cheap ticket prices which is one of the cheapest in the whole of the EFL.
The Ammies said: “At just £10 for Standard admission and £5 for Concessions on a match day, football at The Peninsula Stadium is amongst the cheapest available in the area.”
Season ticket prices are at £175 for a Standard and £87.50 for Concessions.
The same prices apply for away fans and for their Carabao Cup First Round clash against Leeds United next month, which is to be televised on Sky Sports next week.
SALFORD’S AVERAGE ATTENDANCE SINCE 2012
2014–15 Northern PL Div One North – 383
2015–16 Northern PL Prem Div – 642
2016–17 National League North – 1,395
2017–18 National League North – 1,626
2018–19 National League – 2,509
Boss Graham Alexander said on the club and it’s plans: “I didn’t actually realise how big a city Salford was until I joined the club,” he said. “I’ve lived in Preston for the last 20 years and come to Manchester quite often but I didn’t realise Salford was its own city with this potential and fan base.
“We know we’re on the doorstep of two giants in Manchester but we feel we can offer the supporters a personal identity of their own. The club has made a brilliant effort to encourage that support to come, we’ve been out in the community to be a part of it, we put something back. That was made quite clear to me when I came in.
“People who come here feel a part of the club, we go for our post-match meal in the bar with the supporters. We want to make that effort to do that because it’s important to us.”
Salford City announced the number of season tickets sold to their 159,000 followers on Twitter and fans then took to give their reaction, majority pleased, others called them ‘plastic’ – see those tweets on the next page.