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Sky Blues pleased by season ticket sales

By Steve Carpenter 14/06 Updated: 14/06 16:25

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SEASON ticket sales are continuing to surprise staff at the Sky Blues despite the club's relegation to League One last season.

The latest figures show that just over 5,200 season tickets have been sold to date which is only slightly down on the same figure at this stage last season.

Last year the Sky Blues sold 8,500 season tickets in total and although the club's ticketing manager, Dan Walker, feels that will be difficult to match, he is confident supporters will continue to pledge their support right up until the opening game.

"I think supporters understand that they need to get behind the team next season," Mr Walker told The Observer.

"Sales so far have been surprisingly good especially when you consider what happened last season

"If we could hit 6,500 season ticket sales by the start of the 2012/13 season then that would be very good.

"As we have previously said, we are all in this together and we all, supporters, staff and the players, need to get the club back to where we belong."

The club have introduced a new interim season ticket price following the early bird deadline last week.

And Mr Walker said the initiative was their way of saying thank you to supporters for sticking with the club.

He added: "We have listened to what supporters are saying and we are aware that lots of things can affect their decision.

"The current transfer embargo is one those so we've introduced this new interim price so that when it is lifted, supporters can still purchase season tickets at a reasonable price.

"We still believe are prices are very good value.

"There are a few teams in League One that are cheaper, and there a few that are more expensive, but we hope to offer value for money by being one of those clubs in the upper half of the table."

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