Everton Fans Renew Season Tickets In Record Numbers
Everton Season Ticket Members have renewed for the 2021/22 campaign at an all-time record rate of more than 98%
Demonstrating their excitement to get back to Goodison Park, Everton have announced Season Ticket Members have once again renewed in record numbers.
More than 30,000 Season Ticket Members who had signed up for the lost 2020/21 season secure their seat for the 2021/22 campaign, a record renewal rate in excess of 98 per cent.
It is the sixth consecutive year Everton has posted record renewals – with the rate having risen from 84% in 2015/16 to its present high.
The Government’s announcement that restrictions on social distancing will end from Monday 19 July has paved the way for the return of fans in greater numbers for the start of the 2021/22 campaign.
Everton and the Premier League are continuing to work with stakeholders to ensure the return to full capacity is done in a way that keeps everyone safe, with more information on how fans return to Goodison Park due to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Last season, Everton were only able to open Goodison’s turnstiles for three league fixtures, with 2,000 Blues attending games against Chelsea and Arsenal in December, and 6,000 watching the final home outing of the campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers in May.
Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “That Season Ticket Members have once again renewed in record numbers, despite the uncertainty and disruption that was caused last season by the coronavirus pandemic, is testament to the loyalty and passion of Evertonians to their Club.
“The 16 months since we last saw a full house at Goodison Park have been challenging for everybody and, as a Club, we share the excitement and hunger of our fans to once again see the stadium packed to the rafters.
“As ever, we are extremely grateful to all our Season Ticket Members for the support and commitment that they show year on year – and the patience and understanding they have shown throughout the pandemic.
“We can’t wait to welcome them back for what we know will be an emotional season, not just because we haven’t been together for so long but also as we start the countdown of our move away from the Grand Old Lady.”