Hibernian season ticket sales ‘up 10%’

Hibs go into the final round of fixtures in second place following their 4-1 win over Alloa. Picture: Greg Macvean

Hibs go into the final round of fixtures in second place following their 4-1 win over Alloa. Picture: Greg Macvean

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SALES of Hibernian season tickets are already up 10 per cent year-on-year, the club has confirmed.

With Hibs still to take on Falkirk in the final game of the Scottish Championship season as well as negotiate the play-offs in their bid to return to Scottish football’s top flight, more than 5,000 season tickets have already been snapped up by Easter Road fans.

A video-led campaign was launched around six weeks ago, with the intention of convincing supporters to buy season tickets for the 2015/16 season.

Leeann Dempster, Hibernian’s chief executive, said on hibernianfc.co.uk: “We are really pleased with the response of the fans.

“Sales are up 10 per cent year on year and we are seeing hundreds of lapsed season ticket holders returning for next year.

“We would like to thank those supporters who have committed for next season and would urge those who haven’t signed up yet to do so and help us plan our player budgets.”

Hibernian fans have moved to snap up season tickets for the 2015/16 campaign. Picture: Greg Macvean

Hibernian fans have moved to snap up season tickets for the 2015/16 campaign. Picture: Greg Macvean

The club has already promised that money generated from the sale of season tickets - which have had prices slashed by an average of five per cent - will go directly to Alan Stubbs’ first team plans for next season.

The increase in ticket sales so far has allowed Stubbs to get the ball rolling on retaining current players and recruiting new signings.

Stubbs added: “The response so far has been absolutely brilliant and the more supporters, who come on board and commit to season tickets strengthens our plans in terms of player recruitment.

“Since day one, our supporters have been fantastic and reaching the 5,000 mark in terms of season tickets at this moment in time shows how keen everybody is to buy into our plans for the future.”