Date: 4th June 2016 at 6:49pm
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Manager Phil Parkinson has highlighted the importance of the fans in his hopes of making Valley Parade more of a fortress next season.

With more than 18,000 fans taking up the offers on season tickets last season, and the club again sticking to those prices to encourage more through the turnstiles, Parkinson told the Official Website that he was pleased with the decision of the club to keep prices low, because he knew how much it helped the atmosphere at the ground on a match day.

‘It is a good start for the new owners to keep the season ticket prices the same because it clearly worked last year. To have over 18,000 season ticket holders says it all really. Picking up seven league wins on the trot at home towards the end of the season was a tremendous achievement and the atmosphere around the ground certainly played a part in that. If we are to continue to be successful and progress even further next season, our home form is going to be key once again.’

He went on to say.

‘That support inside the ground is going to be so important. If we can match or improve on last year’s season ticket sales then that will give us a huge boost towards our ultimate goal, which is promotion. There is a unique spirit around the ground and around the club at the moment, and I believe that is one of the things that attracted the new owners. They must be very excited to get started and it would be nice to see the city of Bradford really get behind them.’

He ended by saying.

‘So many people comment on it – opposition managers, opposition supporters and members of the media – they all come and say how special the stadium is when the place is rocking.’

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