Robins look just the ticket to fans
CHAIRMAN Paul Baker has declared himself "extremely pleased" with Cheltenham Town's season ticket sales ahead of the new campaign.
More than 1,200 have been snapped up by Robins fans, who have seen their team reach the League Two play-offs in the past two seasons.
That has already surpassed last year's total of around 1,100, which included mid-season sales.
Baker has been delighted with the response from the club's loyal followers, who have not been deterred by a small price increase.
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"We have already passed last year's total and it's pleasing while there is still uncertainty over the economy out there," said Baker.
"We put a small increase through, but to have more than 1,200 already is great and we've had more sales since the early bird discount ended.
"Some fans wait to see who were are signing, or maybe they want the money in their bank account for a little longer, but we look like we could end up close to 1,400 which I am delighted about."
Baker said that plans were being put in place to offer more benefits to season ticket holders at the Robins.
"Season ticket holders are our major stakeholders and we want to do some new stuff to make them feel more valued and more important," said Baker.
"They will always have the best package, but we want to engage with them more and we have ideas we will be developing."
Baker was keen to stress the Fans' Membership Scheme option for those who do not wish to commit to a season ticket.
"The scheme will be carrying on and it's aimed at those who maybe have work commitments so can't buy a season ticket, or maybe they can't afford to," he said. "It costs £10 a season and members receive £2 off if they buy tickets for 15 matches.
"We had nearly 200 members last year and we are hoping to build on that his season."
Primary school children are now able to join the Junior Robins free of charge and Baker wants to make watching the club as attractive a proposition as possible for them.
"They are the fans of the future and we want them to come along and enjoy it," he said.