Hull FC have revealed that season ticket sales have broken through the 6,500 barrier.
Despite the season still being two months away, Christmas yet to pass and a credit crunch, Airlie Birds fans have showed unprecedented support for their club in signing up for the passes to watch every minute of the action in 2010.
After collecting a season pass at the KC Stadium, as well as one for his 14-year-old son, Gary from Hessle near Hull said: “We are proud to be black and white, this great club means so much to us, we stand by them through thick and thin and we wanted to make sure we were part of a year that could put us back on the map.”
The response to the new season, highlighted by the impressive take up on season passes, has been staggering with sales 10% up on the equivalent time last year.
Despite two tough years for the Black and Whites which have been ravaged by injury, even though they did include a trip to the Challenge Cup Final in 2008, Chief Executive James Rule stated it showed everyone exactly what the club, the supporters and Hull is all about.
“This is a great advert for the city of Hull, Hull FC are often referred to as the Pride of Hull and we are proud to be associated with such a passionate following of supporters.
“Every year they continue to back the club by their thousands, home and away and to reach this number of season passes already, despite them only going on sale mid-October, is quite a feat and we must pay tribute to the fans for their support.
He added, “There is a really good vibe at the club at the moment, on the training field and behind the scenes and the supporters are very much part of that.
“They are enthusing about the new season which is really infectious, we have seen great response at a number of club events recently and hopefully 2010 will be a season to remember for us all.”