Fans back town with advance ticket sales

IPSWICH fans are putting their money on Town making an instant return to the Premiership with "tremendous" season ticket sales.Town chairman David Sheepshanks has thanked the fans for backing the club after it has been revealed that 18,500 supporters have purchased season tickets for the new campaign, which starts in two weeks.

IPSWICH fans are putting their money on Town making an instant return to the Premiership with "tremendous" season ticket sales.

Town chairman David Sheepshanks has thanked the fans for backing the club after it has been revealed that 18,500 supporters have purchased season tickets for the new campaign, which starts in two weeks.

The figure is only 1000 down on season ticket holders for last year when town were in the top flight and had just enjoyed their most successful season in twenty years.

The sales also compare favourably with both Derby County and Leicester City's intake of season ticket holders for the new term in the First Division.

"We have been very encouraged by the response we have had and it's a reflection of the belief of our supporters.

"The figure of 18,500 is a tremendous vote of confidence in the club, the manager and the players and now it's our job to live up to it."

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Mr Sheepshanks said the club had experienced an about turn of more than 6,000 fans, with more than half not renewing their tickets, but a good number of new fans filling these places.

"The only disappointment is that 3600 season ticket holders from last year have not renewed for this time but in turn we have 2600 brand new season ticket holders, who will of course benefit from the prize freeze for next year."

Season ticket holders will have their first chance to see Town in action against fellow Division One new boys Leicester City on August 17.

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