Hearts set to smash season ticket record

Hearts fans are to pack out Tynecastle this season. Pic: Ian Georgeson
Hearts fans are to pack out Tynecastle this season. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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HEARTS’ season ticket sales are on course to reach a record high after breaking the 13,000 barrier. Last season’s 12,500 total has been smashed and the club now expect to reach their full capacity of 14,000 season tickets ahead of the new 

Season tickets went on sale just seven weeks ago but have been snapped up by supporters after Hearts won promotion to the Scottish Premiership. Their landslide Championship title win captured the imagination of fans, who are close to setting a new record for the number of season tickets bought.

Tynecastle’s Roseburn Stand will house season ticket holders for the first time next season. That means up to 14,000 seats will be occupied by home fans on matchdays, plus extra tickets sold on a game-by-game basis.

Owner Ann Budge spoke out today to praise the relentless backing Hearts supporters have given to their club. “The support shown by Hearts fans for their club never ceases to amaze me. I keep thinking ‘it can’t get any better’ and they prove me wrong every time,” she said.

“When we sold 12,500 season tickets last season, we were absolutely thrilled. To have sold 13,000 so far this season, well, what can I say? We made extra seats available to allow for the possibility of extra demand and the supporters, as ever, are backing us all the way.

“There are still seats left, of course, but they are going quickly. The best seats remaining now are for our hospitality reserved areas and I have absolutely no doubt that they will go equally quickly, now that the hospitality season packages have been announced.”

Meanwhile, Tynecastle’s hospitality ticket packages this season are to include an informal “pals in the pub” experience, a private members’ lounge, an executive networking suite plus fine dining and top-class entertainment. The packages go on general sale on Wednesday, June 30, and full details can be found at www.heartsfc.co.uk.