Hibs sell 10,000 season tickets – now they want club record

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Hibs have reached their target of selling 10,000 season tickets before the start of the Ladbrokes Championship campaign and have now set their sights on breaking the club record.

Chief executive Leeann Dempster had set the initial target in early June, urging fans to give Hibs the “best possible chance” of winning the Championship and with it, promotion to the top flight.

Today she said: “We set the 10,000 target after we witnessed the scenes during the cup parade. Seeing the community come together to celebrate was wonderful and we want to bring more of them together every other week here at Easter Road.

“Season ticket numbers are up by a third. That’s an incredible increase and testimony to the superb Hibernian support who continue to rally round the club.”

Hibs have sold 2500 more season tickets than last term. The figure gives them the second-highest sale of tickets in the club’s history, with Dempster now targeting 11,200 in order to beat the record set in 2007/08.

She added: “With 10,000 now achieved, we aren’t going to rest on our laurels. This is our highest in ten years, and second highest in our history, second only to 2007/08 when the club managed to reach a total of around 11,200 for the start of that season. Can we reach that level? It will be a stretch but we want to be ambitious here to match the fans’ expectations and to do that we need a big support behind us every week. I’d urge all fans who have already signed up to rally their friends and families and bring them with us for year ahead.”