Hearts’ current share issue has now raised more than £750,000, the club has confirmed.
The scheme still has 12 days to run – it ends on 19 December – and director Sergejus Fedotovas has urged supporters to now try to hit the £1million mark, adding that failure to do so will have “consequences” for the club.
“It is a great effort to bring in £750,000 and the fans should be proud of the achievement,” said Fedotovas, “but as I have stated on a number of occasions, we are still well short of reaching the target which was set at the launch of the Share Issue. There will be consequences if we fail to hit that target and I would ask anyone who hasn’t participated in the scheme yet, to do so.
“We have to look at reaching £1million now. That is the next target and I think it is one that is realistic and achievable. Good work has been done over the last few weeks. The Share Issue closes on December 19 so time is running out, though.
“Fans can also play their part in directly helping the club by buying tickets for our home games. The recent St Mirren match was a sell out and if we can repeat that at every home game from now until the end of the season, then it will help considerably as we move towards a more stable financial situation.
“Our half season tickets are now on sale and that is another valuable revenue stream for the club.”
Half season tickets for Tynecastle were made available to purchase from today, with fans who secure their seats for the second half of the SPL season set to save up to 15 per cent, when compared to buying individual matchday tickets in advance.
Pricing for the half season tickets can be found at the club’s website. The half season ticket package kicks off with the visit of Dundee United on Sunday, 23 December and continues through the end of the season with every home game included, except the Hibs game on Thursday, 3 January.