Hartlepool United attendances rise for third season in row

Victoria Park, home of Hartlepool United
Victoria Park, home of Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United have announced increased attendance figures at Victoria Park AGAIN.

Pools totalled 89,467 through the turnstiles at the Vic for the Football League season which came to a halt yesterday.

It’s the third season in a row that Pools have been able to boast a rise in attendances and reflects the passion of the supporters

That worked out as an average attendance of 3,890 – a climb of 154 on the 204-15 season.

It is the third season in a row that Pools have been able to boast a rise in attendances and reflects the passion of the supporters, despite the club not being in the best of form.

The figure is just under 1,000 shy of the 4,947 average of the 2011-12 programme though that was the campaign when Pools sold £100 season tickets.

Pools went past the 4,000 mark six times through the season and broke the 5,000 barrier once for the final home match against Portsmouth.

Such has been the backing from the fans, Pools dipped below 3,000 on only two occasions, the Johnston’s Paints Trophy thriller with Sheffield United (2,221) and the FA Cup first round struggle with Cheltenham Town (2,287).

Pools announced a freeze on season ticket prices for the 2016-17 campaign.

An adult price equating to less than £11 per game while for U16s, it will cost as little as £3.26 per match.

Pools also confirmed the re-introduction of a finance scheme, allowing fans to spread the cost of their season tickets across several monthly payments.

Early Bird Prices (up to July 1): Adults: £250; Seniors (60 and over): £150; Students: £150; Under 19: £120; Under 16: £75

Regular Prices (after 1st July) Adults: £299; Seniors (60 and over): £175; Students: £175; Under 19: £150; Under 16: £95

Current season ticket holders have until Friday, June 17 to guarantee their existing seats.

Average attendance: 2015-16: 3,8990, 2014-15: 3,736, 2013-14: 3,687, 2012-13: 3,613, 201-12: 4,947

2010-1: 2,796.