Turf Moor season ticket boost

Last updated : 11 May 2002 By Tony Scholes

It hasn't been particularly easy to determine just how many have been sold with various figures appearing during that discount period. The problem seemed to be that the news was coming from different sources.

Although we don't have an exact figure we can now tell you that a total approaching 10,500 have been sold and that is more than at this stage last year. Most of these have been renewals but there have also been sales to first time season ticket holders and to those returning after a time away.

The total figure last season was around the 11,700 figure and that was less than the club's record breaking sales of 1999/2000. The total though is again excellent and the club are delighted with the response.

It is all a far cry from yesteryear when very few supporters bothered with season tickets. In the days of terracing it was not quite so important when you could pay on the day and stand just where you wanted. Season ticket sales were low as they were at every club.

As the Clarets prepared for the season that was to bring us the Football League Championship in 1959/60 season tickets only went on sale in the week before the season kicked off. There was no big ticket office in those days and sales were made in the mornings for a short period from the Secretary's Office, a small window just inside the main entrance.

In the afternoon though you could buy your ticket from Mrs. Blakey's house just across the road from the ground. Mrs. Blakey used to have the season tickets on the sideboard and supporters were able to call and buy them from her.

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