Season Ticket Sales Reach 1500 Mark

ImageEdinburgh chief executive Nic Cartwright admits he is encouraged by the fact the club's season ticket sales have now hit the 1500 mark " reaching the target set in the summer.
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Long term supporter Bert Barclay, a former touch judge and treasurer at Stewart's-Melville FP, became the 1500th fan to show their commitment by signing up for a 2008/2009 season ticket.
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As a result, Edinburgh now has a 50% increase on their amount of season ticket holders compared to the previous campaign; a statistic Cartwright is delighted about.Cartwright said: "We are very happy to announce the fact that we have 1500 season ticket holders.
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"It is both reassuring and encouraging to see so many rugby enthusiasts buying into the vision of what we are all trying to achieve here at Edinburgh Rugby Club.
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"We are a club that prides itself on being both inclusive and accessible and we have been genuinely pleased with the response shown by supporters.
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"Hopefully the level of growth in our fanbase will continue over the course of the season and we are excited about the response towards our "Kids Go 4 Free" initiative launched last week."
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Mr Barclay explained that he had decided to buy a season ticket with Edinburgh after being impressed with the development shown by the club, both on and off the pitch, last season.
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He said: "I"ve supported Edinburgh for a long time. I renewed the season ticket because I think it is worthwhile to come along and watch on a Friday night.
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"1500 is a pretty good number, it is a pity there is not another zero behind it, but it seems Edinburgh are making progress with bigger crowds again."
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After reaching the 1500 target, Edinburgh's 'season Ticket Thermometer" " used to chart the amount of sales " has now been withdrawn from the homepage on the club's official website (www.edinburghrugby.org) but will return next summer as the club aims to beat the 2008/2009 season total.