HUDDERSFIELD TOWN will be backed by more than 31,000 fans tomorrow as they bid to hit a £10m promotion jackpot.
A fleet of more than 100 buses and extra trains means a massive exodus to Old Trafford for the League I play-off final against Peterborough, which kicks off at 3pm.
It’s the club’s biggest match in a decade and victory and promotion to the Championship could double the club’s turnover beyond £10m.
Town – bankrolled by owner-chairman Dean Hoyle – are committed to developing their own Canalside training complex, which is not expected to be ready for pre-season, but are looking to cut a wage budget they have broken this season.
They would receive £3.5m from the Football League as a Championship club, rather than £650,000 in League I, attendances would increase home and away and further commercial opportunities open up.
Town’s turnover is around £5m a year, rising to £6m with good cup runs and play-off involvement. The club pay £1m in rent and maintenance of the Galpharm Stadium.
Said Dean: “The whole town is coming out to support us and it’s fantastic.
“We are going over to Old Trafford in force and we will do ourselves proud on and off the pitch. The players will give it everything and so will the fans, because they are really up for it.”
Town’s previous away-following best was the 27,000 who went to Wembley for the 1995 play-off final against Bristol Rovers.