Off the field progress for Hull FC

Hull FC’s growing fan base has ensured the club is in fine fettle off the field.

The Black and Whites have already surpassed their record for the summer era with 7,892 Season Pass Holders for engage Super League XII.

The club have already welcomed 25,902 fans through the turnstiles for their opening two fixtures of Super League, a rise of 5,000 on last season.

Further bumper gates are expected for the visits of Wigan and St Helens, before The Kingston Communications Stadium prepares for its first sell out for a Rugby League match as the Derby returns to the city.More than 17,000 tickets have already been sold for the eagerly awaited clash with rivals Hull KR on Bank Holiday Monday (April 9th), corporate hospitality for the game has already sold out.

Merchandising is also booming at the club, more than 7,500 replica shirts have been sold, the new home and away shirts, produced by ISC, have been well received by the Airlie Birds’ growing fan base. The clubs new range will be in store later this month and a summer range to follow early May.

Lee Jenkinson, Hull FC Merchandise Manager, said: “We are 1,500 shirt sales ahead of this time last year and we are well on course to break the 10,000 barrier for the third year in succession.”

The off-field range has also proved popular with 3,000 rainjackets, fleeces and hoodies sold to supporters. Online shopping at hullfcshop.com has increased figures, particularly with supporters outside the city boundary.

Latest figures have shown we have sold more season review DVD’s than any other club in Super League. The all new landscape matchday programme has also sold out for both opening fixtures, a rise of than more 25%. Improved editorial content and award winning photography has led to a first class product that has been well received by the fans.

The recently launched website, hullfcpics.co.uk, has already received more than 40,000 hits from across the globe. The site which features official images, prints and photo gifts has seen brisk trade since opening earlier this year.

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