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Burnley break 13,000 season ticket sales barrier
MORE than 13,000 supporters have signed up to Burnley’s Premier League season, but there is still room for more.
The Clarets have an allocation of 15,000 for season ticket holders, of which around 13,500 have been sold ahead of the 2014/15 top flight campaign.
Around 500 full-price tickets have been snapped up since the end of the Early Bird offer, despite the price hike. Season tickets went up from £229 under the ‘early bird’ scheme to £499.
Burnley have endeavoured to offset the increase with three-month and six-month direct debit options, which are available until the end of this month.
Also, anyone who has bought a full-price season ticket is entitled to a £100 advance payment on the 2015/16 ‘early bird’ prices, which have been frozen.
The remainder of Turf Moor’s 17,500 home capacity has been reserved for matchday walk-ons. And with the town clamouring to see the Clarets back in the big time, starting with an opening day fixture at home to Chelsea, the club is anticipating a packed out ground next season.
The criteria for walk-ons has not yet been disclosed by the club.
The last time Burnley won promotion from the Championship, in 2009, the club introduced a membership scheme to give priority to ‘walk-on’ customers, but there has not yet been any suggestion that will be the case again this time.
The Clarets launched a Flexi-ticket scheme last season, where supporters could buy four-game or six-game batches, but there has been no indication of a similar process being rolled out again this year.