Leeds United fans break club season ticket record in first 24 hours - chief executive updates on availability

Leeds United season ticket holders broke the club's record for renewals in the first 24 hours after they were made available last week.

Sunday, 16th February 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th February 2020, 7:19 pm
Leeds United fans snapped up more than 2,000 season ticket renewals in 24 hours (Pic: Getty)

Chief executive Angus Kinnear has revealed that more than 2,000 fans renewed immediately.

But the uptake makes is less likely that any new season tickets will be made available.

"We recorded a record-breaking first day of renewals with over 2,000 supporters in 24 hours making the commitment to next season," he said in his programme notes for the Bristol City game.

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"This is another fantastic show of faith in the trajectory of the team and based on previous years means that we can expect the vast majority of supporters to renew their seats.

"This means that we are likely to reach our season ticket cap with renewed seats and that no new season tickets will be available.

"Therefore it is important that supporters act early and if needed take advantage of the attractive credit facilities to avoid losing their seat for what we hope will be a landmark season."

Kinnear expressed the club's gratitude to fans for the financial sacrifice they make to secure season tickets, something he says Leeds tried to recognise by freezing the prices.

"The board, Marcelo [Bielsa, head coach] and the team fully appreciate the sacrifices that supporters make to commit to a season ticket every year and the decision to freeze pricing for a ninth consecutive year will hopefully make it easier for all fans to continue their phenomenal support," he added.