Laurence Iley became the first Pools fan to get his hands on a brand new Season Ticket card at Victoria Park on Friday morning – and then predicted promotion for the Club in 2016/17.
We have invested a state-of-the-art card-reading system for the start of the new campaign, meaning fans now need only one card for entry in to games rather than a Season Ticket book.
The innovation has been met with a hugely positive reaction from supporters – and Laurence was particularly pleased to have the honour of being the first person to own one.
“I’m delighted, I really I am,” he beamed after popping in to the Ticket Office to secure his seat in the Cyril Knowles Stand for next term.
“It’s great progress for the Club to offer Season Ticket cards now – I’ve been a Season Ticket holder for the past five years and this will make it loads easier than having a book to carry with you.”
Laurence, who has lived in Hartlepool for the past 36 years and owns a café in the town, is now confident that boss Craig Hignett can put a winning side on the pitch for he and fellow fans to watch next season.
“I am hoping for promotion, full stop,” he told us.
“I don’t want any messing around with the play-offs either, I fancy us for straight promotion with Craig Hignett in charge – he did well last time and at the Boro so I think he’ll do a good job again.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what signings he brings in during the summer and I already can’t wait to get back to The Vic for the new season really.”
Pools made the move to freeze Season Ticket prices for 2016/17 and early sales figures have been very encouraging as fans move to book their places for the new campaign.
Adults can buy for just £250 (£10.87 per game), while Students and Seniors are only £150 (£6.52 per game), Under 19s a mere £120 (£5.22 per game) and Under 16s fixed at just £75 (£3.26 per game).
Fans can save money by buying within the Early Bird period which comes to an end on 1st July, while current Season Ticket holders have until Friday 17th June to secure their existing seats.
You can also choose to spread your payments by taking out a scheme with Zebra Finance so we’re making it as easy as we can for as many people as possible to join us at The Vic next season.
Click here now to download a Season Ticket Application Form.
Click here to download a Zebra Finance Application Form.