English League One football club Bolton Wanderers’ early bird season ticket sales have climbed by 19% compared to last season, with 14,358 fans securing their seat for next season.
The early bird sales window was initially launched in early February, before being extended by two days due to the demand for season tickets.
Compared to the renewal window last year, 2,288 more fans chose to renew or purchase an early bird season ticket. Sales increased 19% from 12,070 to 14,358. Of the total figure, 2,474 were purchased by new applicants who have become a Wanderers season ticket for the first time.
The club added that over 1,000 of the new season tickets were for under 18s and under 12s.
There are now more season ticket holders for the 2023-24 season in mid-April than there were for the current season as a whole.
Bolton Wanderers chief executive Neil Hart said: “After last season’s phenomenal response to our season ticket campaign, we were hopeful of another great show of support – but this final number has exceeded all our expectations.
“We want to extend our thanks to every fan who continues to show a truly outstanding level of support for what we are building here.
“Throughout this exciting and competitive season that has included that very special cup win at Wembley, you have shown up in your tens of thousands and that is what continues to make us strong. To know so many have already taken their seat next season is something we are honoured and humbled by.”
The club is currently fifth in the League One table with five games left in the season. Phase two of season ticket sales is now open.