Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Season Tickets Soar

Season Tickets Soar

Season Ticket sales for the coming season are up 7% on this time last year. The Villa faithful, despite transfer concerns, are voting with their bums!

After an extraordinary season last campaign, and consistently high gates, the club were confident that fans would respond when it came to season tickets this year, but I doubt even the club predicted a seven per cent increase.

Last season saw crowd figures at their highest point in more than half a century, and we seem likely to break that record again in the coming season.

The average for 2007-08 was 40,375, the best since 1949-50. It was also the third highest ever, bettered only by 47,168 in 1949-50 and 41,956 in 1937-38.

This season we have already sold upto a whopping 25,000 tickets and Head of Consumer Sales Nicky Keye has been absolutely delighted with the take up.

'Fans have certainly responded to the feel-good factor at the club by snapping up a tremendous amount of season tickets for the coming campaign. We are absolutely delighted the fans recognise the tremendous value for money an Aston Villa season ticket provides.'

Fans are also responding to the hope that we can equal or better our achievement in the league last season, it's a big jump both in number and upfront revenue for the club. Some good signings now could hike it even further.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday July 23 2008
Time: 5:29PM

Comments

0
You lot need a bigger Villa Park. 50,000 would sell out a few times this coming season. No reason why you cant grow to need a 60,000 stadium if you can make it into the big 4. Speaking to several younger (in their 20's) Villa fans and they do not realise how big the club is after growing up on ****e.
Ra-Ra-Roger
23/07/2008 17:43:00
0
Hearing about all these people able to get season tickets really makes me jealous. I can practically see VP from where I work, but due to that work being retail I work every Saturday, and most other days too really. It's all good though, VP is on it's way to being a fortress once again, and the 12th man is a big help in making it an intimidating place to visit. High five fellow Villans.
Mayo_12
23/07/2008 17:55:00
0
High five back at ya Mayo. I'm actually a little surprised at the 7% increase, given the lack of transfer activity. Although had we already signed 5/6 quality players, the figure would probably be up by 70% !
Villan-in-Cyprus
23/07/2008 20:45:00
0
Villa in Cyprus how very right you are, am I right in thinking its only now the remaining tickets have gone on sale to the public?
col8
23/07/2008 21:46:00
0
I would guess that they are already on sale to the general public if there has been an increase as if only previous ticket holders could get them we would have sold the same amount at best!
supermansfoot
24/07/2008 05:30:00
0
I do remember the club hyping this up about 2 months ago, saying that if you want a season ticket you'll have to get in early as they're having to introduce a 'waiting list' due to such high demand. Am I the only one who thought this was marketing scam? This may explain the extra 7%, seems it partially worked?
Villan-in-Cyprus
24/07/2008 09:35:00
0
This is indeed good news to read, because there were a lot of rumours doing the rounds suggesting that season ticket sales were in fact down compared to the numbers achieved in the summer of 2007. Its good to hear 'officially' from the club, that that is indeed not the case.
glensider
24/07/2008 10:25:00
0
It probably works out at about an extra 500 season tickets. Not really earth moving.
Villan-in-Cyprus
24/07/2008 10:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Stats: Blackburn v Aston Villa

All the stats from Blackburn (1) vs (0) Aston Villa, Ewood Park, 29/4/17 Att: 21,884

Follow Live On Twitter - Blackburn v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to Ewood Park as the visitors to Blackburn today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Something For The Weekend (573)

I just love it when a much-scorned player answers his critics, especially when that critic is myself.

Bruce Confirms Four Summer Targets Max

Manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that this summer he will be after four 'players of real quality' as we look for a real promotion challenge in 2017/18.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Blackburn MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Johnstone1%
Hutton44%
Chester11%
Baker11%
Taylor33%
Bacuna0%
Hourihane0%
Gardner0%
Lansbury0%
Kodjia0%
Hogan0%
Sub - Agbonlahor0%
Sub - Adomah0%
Sub - Grealish0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 45 28 8 9 92 34
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Reading 45 25 7 13 82 2
4 Sheff Wed 45 24 9 12 81 16
5 Huddersfield 45 25 6 14 81 1
6 Fulham 45 21 14 10 77 27
7 Leeds Utd 45 22 8 15 74 14
8 Norwich 45 19 10 16 67 12
9 Derby County 45 18 12 15 66 4
10 Brentford 45 18 10 17 64 12
11 Preston 45 16 14 15 62 2
12 Aston Villa 45 16 13 16 61 -1
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 45 15 13 17 58 0
15 Wolves 45 15 10 20 55 -5
16 Ipswich 45 13 16 16 55 -7
17 Bristol City 45 15 9 21 54 -5
18 Q.P.R. 45 15 8 22 53 -10
19 Burton 45 13 13 19 52 -12
20 Birmingham 45 12 14 19 50 -20
21 Forest 45 13 9 23 48 -13
22 Blackburn 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Wigan 45 10 11 24 41 -17
R Rotherham 45 5 7 33 22 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Blog: Sochi Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
Klitschko Wants Joshua Re-Match
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel416
2.Pride of Lions373
3.The Fear303
4.sirdennis294
5.Silhillvilla222
6.Melon Donkey189
7.HeathfieldRoad1874186
8.kefkat165
9.Fulford156
10.Sasquatch148
Write for Vital Football