Stoke City chairman Peter Coates is confident of improving home attendances.
Saturdayâ€™s Premier League clash with Manchester City attracted a modest crowd of just 25,052 â€“ some 2,500 short of Stokeâ€™s matchday capacityâ€“ and the attendance for their previous game against Crystal Palace was only 200 higher.
â€śWe are a bit disappointed with Saturdayâ€™s attendance,â€ť Coates told The Sentinel, â€śand it is something we are looking at and hoping to address.
â€śOur season-ticket sales are down, although I donâ€™t have the precise figure of how much, and therefore we have to fill more seats on match days.
â€śWe are looking at a number of initiatives Iâ€™d rather not go into at the moment, but we do feel they can work.
â€śI think the reason for the fall in season-ticket sales could be a reflection of the fact we had a difficult second half to last season.â€ť
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