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Albion on course to smash season tickets record

The Argus: Fans will pack The Amex again next season Fans will pack The Amex again next season

Albion are on course for record-busting season ticket sales at The Amex, even if they miss out on promotion.

Ninety-five per cent of season tickets holders have already renewed for 2013-14, with the Seagulls still battling to go up from the Championship into the Premier League.

Demand to watch Gus Poyet’s side continues to soar, despite the club announcing a modest rise in prices earlier this year.

Albion have 22,000 season ticket holders in the current campaign. The club expect that figure to be comfortably eclipsed, with 1,000 people on the waiting list.

They are bracing themselves for a rush once season tickets go on general sale at next Saturday’s home game against Blackpool straight after the final whistle.

Chief executive Paul Barber said, “It is great to see that the demand for season tickets at the Amex continues to grow at a rapid pace. It’s a phenomenal achievement for the club.

“It’s down to a number of factors. Our style of play and the performances of the team are of course the key reasons, but also the whole Amex experience is proving to be a great day out and leaves our fans wanting more.

“Also, we have made it as easy as possible for fans to buy season tickets. Our interest-free direct debit facility allows fans to spread the cost of their season ticket over 12 months, while the season ticket remains tremendous value for money when you factor in the cost of travel which is fully included in the price for the majority of our fans. Regardless, the loyalty and faith is simply fantastic.”

The recently expanded capacity at the stadium has risen to 30,750. Albion are likely to cap season ticket sales at under 26,000 to make allowances for away supporters and fans unable or unwilling to commit to every match.

Barber added: “We are absolutely delighted with the number of season ticket holders we have at the moment - and of course we want as many as possible.

“But we also need to keep some seats available on a match-to-match basis so that fans who cannot commit to all or the majority of our home games still have the opportunity to come and see their team - and we can continue to attract new fans to the Albion.”

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8:35am Sat 13 Apr 13

Dolph Ins says...

I saw my 1st Albion match in 1966 but I have bought my 1st ever season ticket for next season. More importantly my 18 year old son has bought his 1st one too. Every non Albion fan I have taken to the Amex has loved the experience. I really think the fan-base is here to stay.
I saw my 1st Albion match in 1966 but I have bought my 1st ever season ticket for next season. More importantly my 18 year old son has bought his 1st one too. Every non Albion fan I have taken to the Amex has loved the experience. I really think the fan-base is here to stay. Dolph Ins
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9:05am Sat 13 Apr 13

Clean Sheet says...

Great news. Will help the footballing budget for next year.
Great news. Will help the footballing budget for next year. Clean Sheet
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9:12am Sat 13 Apr 13

farside says...

On track for a ckub record 26000 average gate this season
On track for a ckub record 26000 average gate this season farside
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9:15am Sat 13 Apr 13

Sheil says...

Fantastic!
What a club all this comittment at this stage of the Season - just brilliant.
The Management,staff & of course the players deserve a huge pat on the back with the way the club is heading.
The whole set up must compare favourably with the "Big Boys" of football + the amazing plans for the training ground.
Onwards & upward BHA.
Fantastic! What a club all this comittment at this stage of the Season - just brilliant. The Management,staff & of course the players deserve a huge pat on the back with the way the club is heading. The whole set up must compare favourably with the "Big Boys" of football + the amazing plans for the training ground. Onwards & upward BHA. Sheil
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9:58am Sat 13 Apr 13

raymondo999 says...

Dolph Ins wrote:
I saw my 1st Albion match in 1966 but I have bought my 1st ever season ticket for next season. More importantly my 18 year old son has bought his 1st one too. Every non Albion fan I have taken to the Amex has loved the experience. I really think the fan-base is here to stay.
Dolphins, a question. When did the dolphins become the seaGULLS. When I went to the goldstone they were the dolphins. Someone told me it changed at a game against palace when the palace fans were chanting eaGULLS and someone started chanting seaGULLS back. Is this true? If so, bit rich that we pinched it from palace!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: I saw my 1st Albion match in 1966 but I have bought my 1st ever season ticket for next season. More importantly my 18 year old son has bought his 1st one too. Every non Albion fan I have taken to the Amex has loved the experience. I really think the fan-base is here to stay.[/p][/quote]Dolphins, a question. When did the dolphins become the seaGULLS. When I went to the goldstone they were the dolphins. Someone told me it changed at a game against palace when the palace fans were chanting eaGULLS and someone started chanting seaGULLS back. Is this true? If so, bit rich that we pinched it from palace!!!! raymondo999
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10:10am Sat 13 Apr 13

Dolph Ins says...

I remember the match but not when it was. I seem to think it was a couple of seasons later that the nick-name changed.

This season at the Palace away match they sent a very tired looking eagle across the pitch a couple of times before kick off. Some seagulls came down and mobbed it. Very funny. Shame we couldn't do the same in the match.
I remember the match but not when it was. I seem to think it was a couple of seasons later that the nick-name changed. This season at the Palace away match they sent a very tired looking eagle across the pitch a couple of times before kick off. Some seagulls came down and mobbed it. Very funny. Shame we couldn't do the same in the match. Dolph Ins
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10:16am Sat 13 Apr 13

Willie, Willie Irvine says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Dolph Ins wrote:
I saw my 1st Albion match in 1966 but I have bought my 1st ever season ticket for next season. More importantly my 18 year old son has bought his 1st one too. Every non Albion fan I have taken to the Amex has loved the experience. I really think the fan-base is here to stay.
Dolphins, a question. When did the dolphins become the seaGULLS. When I went to the goldstone they were the dolphins. Someone told me it changed at a game against palace when the palace fans were chanting eaGULLS and someone started chanting seaGULLS back. Is this true? If so, bit rich that we pinched it from palace!!!!
That is how it started, as I recall.
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: I saw my 1st Albion match in 1966 but I have bought my 1st ever season ticket for next season. More importantly my 18 year old son has bought his 1st one too. Every non Albion fan I have taken to the Amex has loved the experience. I really think the fan-base is here to stay.[/p][/quote]Dolphins, a question. When did the dolphins become the seaGULLS. When I went to the goldstone they were the dolphins. Someone told me it changed at a game against palace when the palace fans were chanting eaGULLS and someone started chanting seaGULLS back. Is this true? If so, bit rich that we pinched it from palace!!!![/p][/quote]That is how it started, as I recall. Willie, Willie Irvine
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10:30am Sat 13 Apr 13

mark by the sea says...

Great news on the season tickets, also spoke to someone at the club, the reason the training ground is now 29 million is they wanted a extra three pitches, plus two under soil heated. And a extra inside pitch! The guy who designed it went with Martin perry to the Manchester United facility, Chelsea's and arsenals.... The idea given was its not only got to be better than there's .... But the best in the countries! Lots of rumours still surrounding Liam Brady running the academy from may 2014.. His contacts world wide would put this club amongst the top half dozen in the country!
With the season ticket sales not only going up in numbers but price.. Profitability for the club will increase about 50% for match days! Lets hope Gus gets the budget for which ever league we are in to make him stay.
Great news on the season tickets, also spoke to someone at the club, the reason the training ground is now 29 million is they wanted a extra three pitches, plus two under soil heated. And a extra inside pitch! The guy who designed it went with Martin perry to the Manchester United facility, Chelsea's and arsenals.... The idea given was its not only got to be better than there's .... But the best in the countries! Lots of rumours still surrounding Liam Brady running the academy from may 2014.. His contacts world wide would put this club amongst the top half dozen in the country! With the season ticket sales not only going up in numbers but price.. Profitability for the club will increase about 50% for match days! Lets hope Gus gets the budget for which ever league we are in to make him stay. mark by the sea
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10:59am Sat 13 Apr 13

saraman says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Dolph Ins wrote: I saw my 1st Albion match in 1966 but I have bought my 1st ever season ticket for next season. More importantly my 18 year old son has bought his 1st one too. Every non Albion fan I have taken to the Amex has loved the experience. I really think the fan-base is here to stay.
Dolphins, a question. When did the dolphins become the seaGULLS. When I went to the goldstone they were the dolphins. Someone told me it changed at a game against palace when the palace fans were chanting eaGULLS and someone started chanting seaGULLS back. Is this true? If so, bit rich that we pinched it from palace!!!!
Not quite right Raymondo. The Palace chant was 'EAGLES'. Sorry to be pernickety. Renewed my ticket automatically via direct debit. A good move by the club.
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: I saw my 1st Albion match in 1966 but I have bought my 1st ever season ticket for next season. More importantly my 18 year old son has bought his 1st one too. Every non Albion fan I have taken to the Amex has loved the experience. I really think the fan-base is here to stay.[/p][/quote]Dolphins, a question. When did the dolphins become the seaGULLS. When I went to the goldstone they were the dolphins. Someone told me it changed at a game against palace when the palace fans were chanting eaGULLS and someone started chanting seaGULLS back. Is this true? If so, bit rich that we pinched it from palace!!!![/p][/quote]Not quite right Raymondo. The Palace chant was 'EAGLES'. Sorry to be pernickety. Renewed my ticket automatically via direct debit. A good move by the club. saraman
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11:39am Sat 13 Apr 13

mr punch says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Dolph Ins wrote:
I saw my 1st Albion match in 1966 but I have bought my 1st ever season ticket for next season. More importantly my 18 year old son has bought his 1st one too. Every non Albion fan I have taken to the Amex has loved the experience. I really think the fan-base is here to stay.
Dolphins, a question. When did the dolphins become the seaGULLS. When I went to the goldstone they were the dolphins. Someone told me it changed at a game against palace when the palace fans were chanting eaGULLS and someone started chanting seaGULLS back. Is this true? If so, bit rich that we pinched it from palace!!!!
That's how I remember it too, about 75/6 maybe?
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dolph Ins[/bold] wrote: I saw my 1st Albion match in 1966 but I have bought my 1st ever season ticket for next season. More importantly my 18 year old son has bought his 1st one too. Every non Albion fan I have taken to the Amex has loved the experience. I really think the fan-base is here to stay.[/p][/quote]Dolphins, a question. When did the dolphins become the seaGULLS. When I went to the goldstone they were the dolphins. Someone told me it changed at a game against palace when the palace fans were chanting eaGULLS and someone started chanting seaGULLS back. Is this true? If so, bit rich that we pinched it from palace!!!![/p][/quote]That's how I remember it too, about 75/6 maybe? mr punch
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