Ice hockey fans certainly got their skates on to snap up Glasgow Clan season tickets for the coming season.
The Elite League ice hockey club that plays out of Braehead Arena has revealed it has smashed its season ticket sales record by selling almost 1600 season tickets by the end of June – only a month after they went on sale.
That means almost half of the Arena’s 3450 capacity has so far been taken up by season ticket holders and bosses at the Clan are expecting even more season tickets to be sold before the first ice hockey matches start in September.
The Clan sold 1400 season tickets in the same period last year. This season’s ticket record-breaking achievement comes only weeks after the club began an exciting new era after being taken over by sports TV entrepreneur Michael O’Rourke’s company, TDL Media.
Glasgow Clan managing director, Gareth Chalmers said: “We’ve got new owners, a new Head Coach and some great new signings already announced with more to come, so we’re definitely heading into a new era for the Clan.
“Our Purple Army fans seem to be just as excited about this as we at the club are. Fans who have already bought their season tickets obviously don’t want to miss a puck being dropped, great goals being scored and the thrill of a full-blown body check to an opponent when we clash with our rivals.
“We expect many of our games this season to be sell-outs and the only way of guaranteeing your seat at these matches is to get a season ticket.
“There’s not long to go before the end of Our Early Bird offer of reduced prices for season tickets for the exciting campaign ahead.”
Clan head coach and Head of Hockey Operations Jason Morgan thanked the Purple Army for backing the club.
“The support shown to me and the organisation in the last few weeks has been nothing short of breathtaking,” he said.
“Seeing the season tickets bought in the way they have shows the passion the fans have for this team and I’m enjoying what the Purple Army are bringing to us already.
“I feel it’s important we show our appreciation and thank them for their excellent support so far in buying the season tickets.
“They are really getting behind the team before we’ve dropped a puck and I can’t wait to hear the noise and feel the energy from the stands in September.”
Fans can purchase their season tickets from the Clan website www.clanihc.com.
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