Pearson says Hull FC can meet 10,000 season tickets target
OWNER Adam Pearson is confident Hull FC can achieve their ambitious target and sell 10,000 season passes for the first time.
Pearson has promised to hand over a cheque for £10,000 to one lucky fan if the club reach the landmark figure, a total they have strived for in recent years before always coming up short.
Delighted with current sales – which now top 4,000 – Pearson says Hull remain on course to reach their target after fans responded to the great buzz around the KC.
"There is a real excitement around the club at the minute. The staff all feel it, the players do and I'm hoping the fans do too," Pearson told the Mail.
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"If we want to hit 10,000 season passes I have been told we need to reach 5,500 by the end of this month. I think we will do that and that will put us on course to hit the 10,000 figure.
"It has been a really innovative campaign, it has got a lot of interest in it and I've been delighted with pass sales so far."
Under the previous owners Hull set their stall out each year to reach 10,000 pass holders, but always came up short of the target.
The club don't make public their final total of pass holders, although the Mail understands just over 9,000 passes were sold last year.
On the back of the arrival of players such as Gareth Ellis and Daniel Holdsworth, Pearson is hopeful the Challenge 10k initiative can finally land the magical 10,000 figure.
The Hull owner is also hopeful switching home games back to a Friday night will help bring back a number of floating fans who failed to go the KC Stadium last season as overall attendances dropped.
"I wanted to try playing on a Sunday because I couldn't work out which would be best," added Pearson.
"It's my fault and it didn't work out. The Stadium Management Company have kindly let us revert back to a Friday and we are delighted to be back on a Friday. I think Friday night is where we will stay. We have a lot of work to do up to Christmas to get everything ready and once we get through that and come to the training camp in Tenerife we'll start to get really excited about the new season.
"It's great fans have bought into what we are trying to do and started to be excited."