BUOYANT Huddersfield Giants are on course to secure record Super League season-ticket sales.
McAlpine officials report takings during the first week are double those recorded for the same period last year.
Exact figures have not been released, but early signs suggest the decision to stick with the controversial 5.30 summer starts and raise admission prices has not deterred hard-core fans.
"To have doubled our sales in the first week is pretty phenomenal," said delighted Giants chief executive Ralph Rimmer.
"It shows how excited a lot of people are about Super League IX.
"What is also pleasing is that these early figures have been achieved without our mailshot to present and past season-ticket holders which should further help generate an upsurge in interest.
"I just hope we can build on this momentum so we go into the new campign in as healthy a state as possible."
The club's offices will be open for season-ticket sales between 9am and 6pm from Monday to Friday.
Meanwhile, coach Jon Sharp was today welcoming the bulk of his squad back for pre-season training.
The players were due to be briefed on Sharp's plans for the campaign ahead, with work on the training field starting tomorrow.