Leeds United have announced via their official website that the club have sold more season tickets than ever for a Championship campaign, with there still 17 days until the first home game at Elland Road against Preston North End.
It is believed that the club have sold around 17,800 season tickets so far for the upcoming season, the most the club have ever sold for a Championship season. The Kop and the increasingly popular South Stand have completely sold out through season tickets, with the club now making the famous Cheese Wedge (South East corner) available for season tickets because of the increased demand. Season tickets are also available in the Family Stand (East Stand) as they have been for a number of campaigns; with the season tickets averaging out at around £21 per game for adults and just £3 per game for under 11’s.
Last season the club sold around 15,000 season tickets, which were boosted because of the initiative set by the club; which was that 25% of the season ticket would be refunded if the club failed to miss out on the play-offs, which proved to be the case.
Crowds at Elland Road last term averaged at 27,699- with the club having many 30,000+ attendances, especially in the second half of the campaign, as well as a sell out crowd of 36,002 against Newcastle in November.
The new ownership of the club through Andrea Radrizzani and the new professional structures he has set up behind the scenes has given fans a reason to believe that this could finally be the year for Leeds United. Not only has Radrizzani spent around £15million on the influx of talent coming into the squad, but the Italian has bought back the home of Leeds United, Elland Road, for around £20million- which has seen fans buy into his ambitions of the club and get behind him and the club.