Hatters CEO Sweet hails Luton's supporters for 'phenomenal' season ticket uptake

Ticket office has to change opening hours to deal with applications

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 9:39 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 9:50 am
Luton welcome fans back for the 3-0 win over Preston earlier in the season
Luton welcome fans back for the 3-0 win over Preston earlier in the season

Luton chief executive Gary Sweet has hailed Town’s ‘phenomenal’ supporters for their overwhelming demand to buy season tickets for the Hatters third successive campaign in the Championship.

The Hatters announced on Monday that the due to the number of applications they had received for 2021-22 season tickets, it meant the ticket office opening hours had to be amended to enable staff to process them.

After playing almost the entire season behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Town having gates of 1,000 and 2,000 for matches against Norwich and Preston back in December, then the vast majority of supporters fans won't have seen their side play at all this year.

However, that hasn't stopped them flocking to renew their season tickets, as speaking exclusively to the Luton News, Sweet said: "It’s phenomenal and that just goes to show that the game is all about supporters.

"We’ve constantly said in every programme that we’ve written, that we’ve desperately missed the presence of our fans in the stadium.

"This isn’t about their money, this is about their presence, their spirit and the culture we’ve got here at the football club, that we want them here with us.

"It just isn’t the same without them and it clearly appears by the reaction that supporters have taken in their season ticket uptake, it's clearly evident that they feel the same.

"They firmly want to show their intention of getting back into Kenilworth Road as soon as we can allow them, which is August, so we can’t wait for that day.

"We’ve now got five games to start preparing for next season, we’re in a glorious position.

"We’re in a good place and we can’t wait for next season to see everybody back."