Bradford Bulls chief executive Steve Ferres has revealed he is “quietly confident” of the club reaching 4,000 season ticket sales for 2015 – after the club passed the halfway mark on that milestone last week.
Memberships at Odsal are past 2,000 already, and with the Christmas rush about to begin, sales are expected to surge even more ahead of the club’s first season outside of Super League since the modern era began.
But despite that relegation, Ferres believes there will still be a sizable number of fans at the ground next year – insisting that because the club have remained full-time, they need the fans to buy into what they are doing.
“A figure of 4,000 is a big one for a Championship club but I think it’s achievable with the quality of support that we’ve got,” he told the Telegraph and Argus.
“There is a belief going around the place that we are moving forward, so I’m quietly confident that we’ll get there before the season starts.
“We’ve made a massive commitment to run as a Super League club in the Championship. It needed the fans to fund it, basically, and we’ve now got 150 businesses giving discounts to our members.
“This provides excellent value for money and it’s growing on a weekly basis. If membership sales continue to grow as they are doing at the moment, then we’re pretty sure we will reach our target figure.”