HUDDERSFIELD Giants remain confident they will be watched by more fans at the Galpharm than ever before.
Officials at the club have revealed 18% more supporters have snapped up season tickets at the end of the Early Bird discount offer than at the same time last year.
And of those, a bumper 25% are first-time buyers.
The early increase is clearly on the back of last season's first Challenge Cup final appearance for the club in 44 years and the general buzz that now exists throughout the Super League club.
Club officials have also made it clear that a major increase in season-ticket sales is the only sure-fire way of guaranteeing a strengthening of the squad under the strict rules of Super League's salary cap.
And the early statistics have obviously delighted Giants managing director Richard Thewlis.
"The enthusiasm and feelgood factor around the club right now is simply fantastic," said Thewlis.
"These are encouraging numbers to report to our supporters who are continuing to back us in ever increasing numbers.
"We are a club that looks for consistent managed progression in all areas and this is a great start to a process that we believe will lead to a record number of people attending our games season."
Fans are reminded that children under 12 years old can still receive free home season tickets, while secondary school children can see all home and away games for just £35 by purchasing a season ticket.
The club will soon be launching a special junior season ticket Christmas pack, which is an ideal stocking filler.
As well as attracting bumper Galpharm attendances, the Giants are hoping for a big claret and gold turn-out when they take on Wakefield at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as part of the Millennium Magic weekend on Sunday, May 6 (2.00).
The dates and times for all six Super League fixtures taking place in the Welsh capital that weekend have now been confirmed.
Tickets for the event went on sale at every Super League club yesterday, with special offers for season-ticket holders.
"The Millennium Magic will be a unique weekend and we expect demand for tickets to be extremely high," said RFL Chief Operating Officer Nigel Wood.
"We believe this will be a hugely exciting event for all the family and one that shouldn't be missed."