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Leigh Pomlett hails Walsall's ‘extraordinary’ fans

By Liam Keen | Walsall FC | Published:

Walsall chairman Leigh Pomlett has hailed the club’s ‘extraordinary’ fans for their backing by buying new season tickets.

Leigh Pomlett

By April 3, the club had surpassed 1,300 early bird season ticket sales.

Since then, the deadline has been extended until 4.30pm on April 10 and with the club facing financial constraints due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pomlett has been left impressed by the reaction from supporters – as he revealed they are currently ahead of last year’s sales.

“It’s extraordinary. The fans have responded to it and we’ve sold more season tickets this year than we did at the same time last year,” he said.

“I won’t put a figure on that, but we’re talking hundreds more, which is extremely good of them in worrying and uncertain circumstances.

“We have a hardcore of between 2,000-3,000 season ticket holders with an average crowd between 4,000-5,000, so it’s an important element.

“We have cash coming in, quite a lot of advertising still. Walsall is fortunate in some respects because we have advertising hoardings, mega-signs outside looking over the M6, so you still get some revenue from that.

“We have cash coming in from the season tickets, which has been successful and we have the cash coming in from the EFL and Premier League.

“Bringing forward cash which is ours anyway but bringing it forward from August to enable us to survive the coronavirus period.”

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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