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Blackpool delighted with season ticket sales for life in the Championship

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston is delighted with the fans response to the take up of season tickets after the Seasiders one season in the Premier League. Well over 9,000 supporters have purchased tickets - nearly double the figure sold the last time the Seasiders played Championship football.

"Nobody would ever have thought we had a chance of reaching the Premier League and now we have tasted that and got so close to staying in the division, we'd all like to get back there - and the supporters are a big part of that." He told the club's official website

"We've had well over 9,000 season ticket sales and what's gone on over the last two years has given the local area and the people a massive boost and we all want that to carry on.

"It's fantastic that they're turning out in such big numbers," said Oyston.

While there will be an additional four home matches for supporters to attend next season, the club has opted to freeze ticket prices and that, in Oyston's eyes, has been key to securing their backing once again.

"On the whole keeping the prices the same has been a big thing and we do realise the sacrifices that people are making is a big thing, in very difficult economic times.

"We do try and make prices as competitive as we can while trying to maximise revenue to support the manager.

"We also try and incentivise prices for families and youngsters and that essentially is what the new South-East corner is doing - it will be a family stand.

"I'm hopeful that we'll have far better facilities for supporters in that area and with a bit of luck we'll be ready if not in time for the start of the season then certainly shortly after," he added.

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