It has been announced on the official Leeds United Twitter page that season tickets sales for the upcoming season have already surpassed 17,000- around 2,000 more than last campaigns total sales.
At 17,000 sales, the club have already sold more season tickets that any other season since the club fell out of the Premier League in the 2003/04 season- 13 years ago. With the Kop and the increasingly popular South Stand now completely sold out on solely season tickets, the club have been forced to locate future season ticket sales into the South East corner; known to many fans as the ‘cheese wedge’.
The second half of the 2016/17 campaign saw Leeds’ average attendance at Elland Road over 30,000, which reflected the improving performances on the pitch as the season progressed. This allowed for greater atmospheres to be created at home matches, which helped Elland Road become a fortress once again; with Leeds only losing five home games all season- three of which were before the new year against Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United.
The new prices for the new season’s season tickets varies depending on the location; with the club charging between £484 to £646 for an adults season ticket and between £132 to £176 for an under 16’s- with under 11’s under £100 anywhere in the ground. This means adult season ticket holders can watch every home Championship game for around £22.04 a game, with under 11’s averaging around £3 per home game.
It is clear with the huge increase in sales that the fans have got behind new owner Andrea Radrizzani and head coach Thomas Christiansen for the upcoming campaign. Andrea’s new regime will hopefully reward the Elland Road faithful with another successful season, but with the club successfully achieving the play-off places; which was ever so close last term.