GIANTS chairman Ken Davy is hoping the early release of season tickets will help push the club towards an average crowd of around 8,000 for the next Super League season.
Coach Jon Sharp's side go into Sunday's final game of the campaign at home to Wigan (3.00) having averaged 5,300 in 2005.
That figure is just over 1,000 ahead of last season, but still some way short of the level Davy believes his club needs to achieve to become one of the very top teams in Super League.
And despite a slight increase in matchday admission prices - they do, however, remain the cheapest side-on seats in Super League - the owner of both the Giants and Town is confident of maintaining a growth in support, with next year's season-ticket offers at the heart of his promotion.
"I genuinely believe the 2006 Giants season ticket is great value for money, as fans will see," said Davy, who is offering an `early bird' adult season-ticket for £175, which represents a saving of £63.
"We want to encourage as many supporters as possible to become season-ticket holders, and that's why we are offering discounted prices on them right now.
"I firmly believe that if we are to become genuine challengers to the likes of Leeds, St Helens and Bradford, we need to be attracting average crowds of around 8,000.
"It's going to be tough, but with the quality of squad that is now being assembled by coach Jon Sharp, we believe this really is a realistic figure.
"I'm delighted with the way our crowds are increasing, but we really do need this to continue."