TOWN are to give supporters another chance to buy cut-price centenary season-tickets.
The highly-successful £100 offer will be open for a further five days, starting next Monday.
The Galpharm club had shifted 15,430 up to last Friday’s original deadline, with a last-minute rush leading to the opening of the Fantastic Media Stand lower tier for the 2008-09 League I campaign.
The bulk of the available £100 tickets (with concessions for seniors and juniors) are in this area, which in the past has been used only for big matches.
The highest adult price under the special offer, which will end at 5.00 on Friday week, is £175 for the Direct Golf Stand upper tier.
Town hope the extension will help them top 16,000 sales, which would ensure the highest average home gate since the 1970-71 top-flight campaign when the figure was 23,228, the club’s eighth-best ever.
“We’re absolutely delighted with the current figure, which is well beyond our original expectations,” said chairman-elect Dean Hoyle.
“To top 16,000 would be a dream, so why not go for it?
“The late decision to open up the Fantastic Media lower tier means there are some more seats available, so it made sense to give fans some extra time to take advantage, and as a club, we’ve nothing to lose by doing it.
“But it’s one week only, and come 5.00 on Friday week, that’s definitely it.”
Town’s list of League I opponents for 2008-09 was completed when Stockport sealed promotion by beating Rochdale 3-2 in yesterday’s League II play-off final at Wembley (see Page 41).
They joined MK Dons, Peterborough and Hereford in moving up while Leicester, Scunthorpe and Colchester have been relegated from the Championship.
Town fans, of course, can look forward to two more derbies with Leeds after their play-off final loss to Doncaster.
Next season’s fixtures are due out on Monday, June 16.