Last Updated: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:00
Stoke have reported a surge in season ticket sales following the appointment of Mark Hughes as the club's new manager.
The appointment of Hughes was greeted with a mixed reaction among the Potters faithful, but it has not hit season ticket sales, quite the opposite in fact as the club have reported an increase in sales.
Chief executive Tony Scholes says sales have almost doubled from what they expected during the 'mid-price' period and says Hughes' side should be playing in front of a packed Britannia Stadium again next season.
"We finished the launch period 15 per cent down on last year. While being disappointed that we were down at all, to put that into context we had still sold 16,500 season tickets at that point and we had sold an awful lot more than many people were expecting us to," he told The Sentinel.
"Since we have closed the launch period and have gone back on sale with mid-priced tickets, and appointed Mark Hughes, we have had a good response and have sold a further 1,000 tickets.
"We would normally sell 500 to 600 at the mid-price. So, we have sold a total of 17,500 now and we have been very encouraged by the recent increase in season-ticket sales.
"It gives us great reason to be optimistic that once again we are going to be playing to sell-out crowds next season."
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