Port Vale: Ryder happy as Vale fans rush to back Micky's men
KEITH Ryder says he is encouraged by the number of season tickets sold by Port Vale ahead of yesterday's 'Early Bird' deadline.
A total of 2,598 fans have now booked their places for the 2012-13 season – almost 600 more than a similar time last year despite a five per cent increase in prices.
And prospective owner Ryder says that's an encouraging start.
"After such a tumultuous season, it's pleasing that so many supporters have opted to purchase season tickets and back the team," he said.
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"I believe the next year will be an exciting time for the club and I hope to progress with our plans in earnest as soon as the deal to take over Port Vale is finalised."
As the deadline for reduced prices has now passed, the cost of an adult ticket for all areas of the ground, except the Lorne Street Stand, will rise from £272 to £314.
Ryder added: "Although the 'Early Bird' deadline has now passed, I hope even more fans will show their support by purchasing season tickets.
"This commitment is much appreciated and I am certain a good attendance at Vale Park will provide a huge boost to the team next season."
Ryder earlier refused to review the decision by administrators Begbies Traynor to raise the cost of season tickets by around five per cent.
"We researched prices and think the price per game is very reasonable," he said.
TICKETS are still available, priced £5 for Vale's Player-of-the-Year awards night, which takes place tonight at Vale Park (7.30pm).