A feel good factor is growing at pace around Ashton Gate after Bristol City announced that they are expecting a significant increase on season ticket sales ahead of next season according to the Bristol Post.
An unsuccessful summer of recruitment hit the club’s hopes of a top half of the table finish in their first campaign back in the Championship with The Robins struggling to impress prior to Lee Johnson’s appointment as manager in early February.
The Robins’ 2-2 draw at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday secured another season in the Championship for the ambitious South West club and Bristol City envisage a more successful season in 2016/2017 with an exciting summer of transfer activity expected at Ashton Gate.
City have confirmed that their recruitment drive will begin early next month to ensure that the club can attract their main targets while manager Lee Johnson is expected to have significant transfer funds at his disposal.
The club’s ambition has been warmly welcomed by Bristol City’s supporters with over 11,500 already renewing their season tickets prior to the tickets going on general sale earlier today. The Robins’ most successful season ticket sales were recorded back in 2008 when 13,663 supporters pledged their loyalty to the club and there is certainly a real buzz in the air around the city which could see that figure beaten this summer.
Ashton Gate is quickly becoming a top class sporting arena with The Robins’ historic ground undertaking a £48 million redevelopment which has played it’s part in transforming Bristol City into a modern day successful football club.