HEARTS have sold more than 10,000 season tickets inside three weeks as supporters clamour to secure a seat at Tynecastle for the 2016/17 campaign.
With prices frozen from last year, fans have renewed in their numbers with the added incentive of guaranteeing a seat for European matches.
Season tickets went on sale on May 12 and have already broken the 10,000 barrier. The response has delighted those in power as they anticipate more sellout home crowds next season.
Hearts will welcome continental opposition to Gorgie in just a few weeks when the Europa League first qualifying round begins. Fans are eager to witness their team’s return to the European arena after a four-year absence.
Their return to the Scottish Premiership ended in overwhelming success as they finished third in the table in the season just ended. With Rangers, Aberdeen and Celtic all aiming to challenge with the Edinburgh club for the title next year, a competitive division is in prospect.
Craig Levein, Hearts’ director of football, praised supporters’ commitment to the cause once again. He added that season ticket income will be used to help strengthen the first-team squad over the coming weeks.
“The tremendous backing of the Hearts support never ceases to amaze me. To have sold 10,000 season tickets in such a short space of time is nothing short of incredible,” Levein told the Hearts website.
“The money generated from ticket sales will, amongst other things, play a crucial role in helping the football department shape the playing squad ahead of what promises to be another exciting season for the club and our supporters.”