Pards Hails Season Ticket Sales

ALAN Pardew has revealed his delight at the level of Season Ticket sales at Upton Park for the coming season, as the Hammers faithful look to back their team all the way into what promises to be a fantastic Premier League season.

Current Season Ticket sales have passed the 20,000 mark, easily surpassing the record set in the summer of 2002, and Pards is delighted with the level of loyal support shown by the West Ham United fans.

He said: "It is a tremendous boost for myself, the players and staff at the Club to see the number of fans that have taken up Season Tickets for the coming season.

"It proves that West Ham United is one of the best supported clubs in the country and is a great show of faith in the squad that will only give them confidence as we go into what should be a very exciting season.

"There is nothing better for the team than to play in front of a packed Upton Park, when the crowd is really behind us. The feeling that is generated inside the Stadium at times is magnificent and the atmosphere at our home games is going to be a really important factor for us this season, with some of the tops clubs in the world visiting the Boleyn Ground.

"The fans proved their loyalty time and again last season. Their support was fantastic and played a major part in us winning promotion. Now we are all determined to make them proud of the Club in the Premiership and make sure that we do not let their support down.

"There is a fantastic buzz around the Club at the moment and this is a great time to be associated with West Ham United."