Aberdeen have introduced a season ticket ‘ticker’ on the club website, in a bid to encourage fans to dig deep and support the team.
The Pittodrie club have included a counter on the site’s home page in the hope it will get more fans to purchase their tickets and boost the number.
The unusual step was taken after the club made clear that the high profile supporter’s campaign to stop Sevco Scotland acquiring Rangers’ SPL membership, a decision that removed Rangers from the top league, would mean that fans had to back the team in greater numbers.
A spokesman for Aberdeen said the ticker was introduced after a number of inaccurate sales numbers began circulating on the internet.
The spokesman said: “We need people to buy season tickets to make up for the financial hit we are all taking in the game.
“We will be looking to do things with the ticker such as rewarding fans for reaching milestones and improving on the steady sales we have seen.”
On Wednesday the ticker, which includes all season tickets, including the free under-12 tickets on offer by the club, stood at more than 6200 sold.
The spokesman added: “There’s still nine days until the season starts and more than two weeks until our first home game so we are looking to encourage a lot more sales between now and then.”
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