Hearts today revealed they have sold more than 10,500 season-tickets as they bid to overcome the handicap of their 15-point penalty.
The Tynecastle club set a deadline of Sunday for supporters to make the commitment that joint administrator Bryan Jackson urged followers to make following the club’s descent into administration in June.
With figures then standing at around 7,000, Mr Jackson, of insolvency experts BDO, warned that they needed 3,000 more season tickets sold within a fortnight to match last season’s 10,000 total and help keep the club afloat.
Although it took longer than the 14 days to meet that target, Hearts have revealed that they had gone through the 10,500 barrier by the time sales ended on Sunday.
A club spokesperson said: “Hearts fans continue to prove that there is no-one else like them in Scottish football. “The support they have given the club has been tremendous and everybody is looking forward to seeing Tynecastle packed out this season.
“Now that season ticket sales have ended, the best way that fans can see Gary Locke’s boys in action and support the club is to purchase match tickets for the upcoming games against Hibs, Aberdeen and Celtic at Tynecastle.”