Pools hit 1,000 sales

TICKET: Gill Lawson, the 1,000th person to buy a Hartlepool United season ticket for the 2013-14 campaign.
TICKET: Gill Lawson, the 1,000th person to buy a Hartlepool United season ticket for the 2013-14 campaign.

SEASON ticket sales at Hartlepool United have smashed through the 1,000 barrier for the new campaign.

Pools, who were relegated to League Two at the end of last season, are once again offering season tickets for just £150 to adults and £50 to children for the 2013-14 season.

Officials say since the appointment of new management duo Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett, sales have accelerated quickly, with almost 100 sold in just under four hours on Friday morning.

Gill Lawson, a HR manager at the town’s Manor College of Technology was at the front of the queue at Victoria Park, in Clarence Road, to become the 1,000th sale.

Gill, from Grange Road, said: “I’ve been a season ticket holder for the last seven years and it was never in doubt that I was going to renew.

“I come along with my dad Geoff and we have come to terms with the relegation now and are just looking forward to the new season.

“My dad is originally from Hartlepool but lives in York now and travels up for every game – having said that, he’s looking forward to the York away game obviously.

“The offer the club have put on this season is another good one and I would expect the majority of fans to renew and get behind it – I don’t think we’ll stay relegated for long.”

The season ticket deal still has nearly two months to run with the deadline for the bargain prices arriving on July 26.

Colin Cooper, the former Middlesbrough academy coach, replaced John Hughes who was sacked earlier this month following Pools’ relegation.

The offer works out at less than £7 per game for adults and as little as £2.17 per game for youngsters.