Blues Boost Prem Figures
Blues' 2012/13 figures help set Premier League attendance record
A giant increase in Everton Season Ticket holders helped 2012/13 become a record-breaking campaign for the Barclays Premier League.
The league announced on Tuesday that the last campaign saw more adult and junior Season Tickets sold than ever before.
It was a year in which the Blues introduced a £95 Season Ticket for Under-11s and reduced prices for all junior fans up to Under-16.
The scheme led to a staggering 39 per cent season-on-season increase in the number of supporters aged 15 or under acquiring a full Season Ticket - figures that are up a further four per cent for 2013/14.
The 2012/13 numbers contributed to an overall Premier League total of 58,546 junior Season Ticket sales - 223 more than the previous best tally recorded in 2008/09.
Everton's Commercial Director Dave Biggar said: "We're obviously delighted that our increase in matchday, and both full and Half Season Tickets helped establish new Premier League attendance records.
"We're equally delighted to report an increase in the number of 2013/14 Season Ticket holders which has seen a 7.1 per cent year-on-year increase in Under 11s, the next generation of Evertonians."
Overall, the Premier League reported a 26 per cent increase in junior Season Ticket sales since 2004/05, the season it first started compiling data from all 20 top-flight clubs.
At Everton, 2012/13 saw a 6.5 per cent rise in overall Season Ticket sales, while there was also a 116 per cent increase in the number of supporters who bought a Season Ticket for the very first time and a 152 per cent increase in Half Season Tickets sales.
Attendances at the stadium were also up 9.2 per cent on 2011/12 to 36,356.
Tuesday's Premier League report showed that total adult Season Ticket sales for 2012/13 were 476,776 across the 20 clubs, up 509 from the previous best set in 2007/08. The figure also indicates a seven per cent upturn in adult Premier League season tickets in the past nine seasons.