The maximum number available at Goodison Park for next season was reached this week despite there being more than three months still to go before the new Premier League season kicks-off.
The unprecedented scale and speed of sales follows a record-breaking season of Premier League attendances at Goodison Park, with the club achieving 19 league sell-outs during Ronald Koeman's first campaign at the helm. The Blues clocked up an impressive 13 victories and amassed a Premier League record for the Club of 43 points on home soil.
The record sales news follows January's announcement, which saw all Season Ticket prices either frozen or reduced.
Working in collaboration with the Everton Fans' Forum and Fans' Panel, the Club was able to offer an extended range of Season Ticket options aimed at making Season Tickets at Goodison more accessible and affordable than ever before. These improvements included a new price tier introduced for young adult Season Ticket holders between the ages of 22 and 24.
The introduction of extended Direct Debit payment options also provided existing Season Ticket holders with the chance to spread their payments evenly across 11 and 12 months.
The high demand to be at Goodison Park is also evident in Everton's Hospitality lounges and executive boxes, which have sold out for the second season running — also in record time.
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1 Posted 02/06/2017 at 21:07:43
2 Posted 02/06/2017 at 21:51:15
3 Posted 02/06/2017 at 22:19:06
Change is happening and Bramley-Moore will hopefully provide the impetus to smash open that glass ceiling.
4 Posted 02/06/2017 at 22:38:37
5 Posted 02/06/2017 at 22:52:09
6 Posted 02/06/2017 at 23:12:57
I agree with the guys, there could be upward pressure on attaining capacities in the 50,000 area, then increases up to the 60,000+ dreams are then possible.
I for one have started to think that I might even buy a flat and relocate for weekends back on the docks if Bramley-Moore gets the go-ahead. I am sure there are lots of blues thinking the same way.
7 Posted 02/06/2017 at 23:41:54
8 Posted 02/06/2017 at 23:50:49
Different times, I understand, but we have an awesome lot of potential support if the club is marketed right
9 Posted 02/06/2017 at 00:16:52
10 Posted 03/06/2017 at 09:16:23
Best you can hope for is "Yes, well he might have but " Best not to look for a few days until their spleen is vented.
11 Posted 03/06/2017 at 10:43:04
Does that mean that legitimate questioning about some aspects of Bill's leadership is off the table? I support Everton FC not the chairman, not the owner, or the manager they all come and go as time passes.
It's a little pointless to ask where would Everton FC be without the influence of Mr Kenwright as none of us can know for sure. It could be that the club would have become a basket case and ended up in the lower tiers of the football pyramid, or it could have led to a quicker turn-around from Premier League paupers and perennial relegation strugglers into a club that challenged the other major players in the top flight.
If as fans we buy into the "Uncle Bill looks after us because he knows what it is to be a blue," then perhaps relatively cheaper tickets are enough to make us happy. If, on the other hand, fans feel short-changed on the football side of things because we haven't seen a truly competitive team for some considerable time, then it could be argued that Uncle Bill has completely missed the point as to why many fans support the club.
I'm neither a fawning advocate of Bill, nor a member of the it's all his fault camp - but any chairman, owner, manager of Everton FC should be under constant scrutiny by the supporters even if admission to the stadium is free.
I think Bill, for much of his time at the helm at Everton FC, got given the benefit of the doubt far too often, when many others in his position would have been run out of town.
Let's see where the club is in five years time; if the club has moved on from where it is now, we can then perhaps laud the merits of Uncle Bill.
As far as I'm concerned, if the club has progressed to the levels that we all hope it does, I will happily throw a few bob into a Bill Kenwright statue campaign. In the meantime, I will along with a few others keep a weathered eye on Uncle Bill, Mr Moshiri and all the others who shape the future of Everton FC.
12 Posted 03/06/2017 at 12:25:19
13 Posted 03/06/2017 at 12:50:53
Tin hat on again. Mr Kenwright has given us top flight football under his leadership. Season after season low-price season tickets. The community of Everton have benefited from his amazing work. It has given people hope in the area.
Mr Kenwright is a fan but also eats and sleeps this great club. If he was a billionaire, he would have spent most of it on the club. A good man who's heart is Everton. For what he has done, a knighthood would be a fitting honour.
14 Posted 03/06/2017 at 15:31:40
"If he was a billionaire, he would have spent most of it on the club."
I wonder if you can tell me offhand just how much capital value in Everton FC our dear old Mr Kenwright has put in, and how much he cashed out to boost his own meagre millionaire fortune?
15 Posted 03/06/2017 at 15:49:05
16 Posted 03/06/2017 at 16:05:38
17 Posted 03/06/2017 at 16:08:20
I can remember the days of Bingham and Gordon Lee when attendances plummetted to 16,000 and cushions rained down from the stand. In the present people might stay away(a la Man City fans) but the official attendance would still say "sell out!"
Hopefully a new stadium, with a large capacity of 60,000 could give a chance to the many people who no longer live near enough or can afford to go regularly but would still like the opportunity to see a few games a season. Also these fans currently have little chance of going to away games due to the loyalty shown by the club to season ticket holders.
I hope that the club keeps at least 10,000 seats out of the season ticket allocation to attract the many in my situation, of which there must be thousands.
18 Posted 03/06/2017 at 16:32:53
Last time an Everton team were turning out in a league below the top flight was way back in season 1953-1954. Kenwright has hardly been Willy Wonka leading us by the hand to a previously unimagined place of wonder. How could he 'give' us what we already had in our grasp for going on 50years by the time he got his foot in the door?
At most, he helped 'maintain' our top flight status and managed not to toss it away.
19 Posted 03/06/2017 at 18:59:26
20 Posted 03/06/2017 at 21:23:59
21 Posted 03/06/2017 at 22:47:48
22 Posted 03/06/2017 at 23:02:51
He's made a fortune out of Everton, but he's not in it for the money though! It must be for the adulation, and the glory...
Even though the timeline around Goodison, has been frozen since he became our chairman, with the irony being his smug smirk, sitting right on top of the ticket office, on Goodison Road!
23 Posted 03/06/2017 at 23:54:02
24 Posted 04/06/2017 at 01:20:30
In Gordon Lee's time we had season tickets in Upper Bullens. At one game which I think was against Ipswich, someone/one of the cushion vendors had stuck up a hand written sign "Missiles 50p".
25 Posted 04/06/2017 at 11:46:06
Kenwright. Had no money to put in. Took us over on the brink of relegation and in chaos. Gave us stability and kept us in the Premier League. A feat no-one else has managed and a feat currently worth £100's millions a year. Try naming another team that has managed that with no money. He must have done something right!
26 Posted 04/06/2017 at 14:14:38
27 Posted 04/06/2017 at 15:02:24
It would have paid for Itself with the extra ticket sales over the period in waiting to move. There is acres of room behind that stand if they can't put another tier on it.
28 Posted 04/06/2017 at 15:08:50
29 Posted 04/06/2017 at 15:16:04
30 Posted 04/06/2017 at 15:28:07
In any event, 3000 extra seats would generate £2m a season max. Given a conservative estimate of £5k construction costs per seat, we would need to wait over seven years to get the money back, needing at least a year for any construction.
Not a stick to beat the current board with, I think.
31 Posted 04/06/2017 at 19:24:47
32 Posted 04/06/2017 at 19:34:09
I'm not certain, but I think that a bank held a covenant over part of the stadium, if not all of it, and I believe that Mr Moshiri has paid for that to be removed since he joined Everton. I'll see if I can find a more authoritative piece of evidence or hopefully somebody else will have the actual details.
33 Posted 04/06/2017 at 19:38:10
I think I remember a few years ago there was some development work there mooted which couldn't go ahead for the reason you just explained.
Much vitriol on here I recall.
34 Posted 04/06/2017 at 19:38:56
Here's a link to a TW editorial from November last year and it makes reference to Moshiri clearing the debts, including removing those covenants.
35 Posted 04/06/2017 at 19:48:22
36 Posted 04/06/2017 at 20:21:01
You couldn't make it up really.
37 Posted 04/06/2017 at 21:49:35
This was in 2011, was 'you know who' involved?
38 Posted 04/06/2017 at 22:25:53
Mentions both the Chuckle Brothers being all over it, so I guess that's a Yes, Dave.
39 Posted 04/06/2017 at 22:49:18
40 Posted 04/06/2017 at 22:56:18
41 Posted 04/06/2017 at 23:35:59
In 1975-76 under Bingham: home v Spurs, only 18,126; home v Stoke, only 16,974 and Boro 18,204.
Then 1981-82 under Lee, home v Stoke, a mere 15,352.
42 Posted 04/06/2017 at 23:46:40
My understanding is that the "Pru" wanted to renegotiate the whole of the borrowing in consideration of them agreeing to allow extra borrowing on the exact plot for the development, and the deal was upwards only at which point the club backed off.
43 Posted 05/06/2017 at 09:14:01
44 Posted 05/06/2017 at 09:27:51
45 Posted 05/06/2017 at 14:36:28
I understand that the issue was addressed but in the meantime one of the partners went bust and it couldn't proceed.
46 Posted 06/06/2017 at 10:29:07
It was more than set to go. Work had actually started on digging up the car park for the foundations which I saw on a couple of occasions driving past.
47 Posted 06/06/2017 at 12:58:18
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