Port Vale look set to have a smaller playing budget for the new season after the club released details of season ticket sales.
According to the Sentinel, the club have confirmed they had sold just over 3,000 season-tickets by the end of May.
That figure is down on last season’s season ticket sales of 4,300 although there is still time for this season’s figures to rise, while the proceeds of the new “Flex 10” 10-match ticket bundles will doubtless provide further income as will owner Norman Smurthwaite’s pledge to “invest a further 25 per cent of that figure.”
However, the poor sales could have an affect on the club’s league aspirations. In April Smurthwaite said: “If we want to potentially be in the top six, I think we have to have a minimum of 5,000 season ticket-holders.”
As the club is still nearly 40% short of the 5,000 target, this season’s budget is still set to be significantly less than the reported £2.4m playing budget for last season.
There’s still time to get a season ticket
You can find a guide to season ticket prices and an application form on the official Port Vale website: