Fans have urged their fellow spectators to get behind Hull City ahead of their opening home game of the new Championship season on Saturday.
The Tigers have so far sold 7,000 memberships following their stunning League One title win last season, with anticipation growing about Grant McCann’s men being back in the second tier and fans are keen to surpass the 10,000 mark having been starved of football for the last 18 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Membership prices to see McCann’s heroes in action sees fans pay just £15 per game for an adult making it one of the cheapest season tickets in the league, but buying match tickets increases to £33 per game in a move which has drawn criticism from sections of fans who are unable to commit to buying a membership and paying monthly throughout the year.
While some fans continue to vent their displeasure with the club’s ownership situation by refusing to attend games at the MKM Stadium, others have urged their fellow supporters to back the players, many of whom are local and have come through the club’s highly-respected youth academy.
For the first time since the end of February last year, City fans will get to watch their side in competitive action on Tuesday night when Wigan Athletic visit in the first round of the Carabao Cup, before Mark Warburton’s QPR arrive on Saturday in the opening Championship home outing of the campaign.
Almost 2,000 made the journey from east Yorkshire to Deepdale on Saturday to cheer their side on to a memorable 4-1 victory which got their return to the Championship off to a flyer and head coach Grant McCann was keen to emphasise the difference the traveling fans made.
“It’s amazing to have fans back in the stadium,” he said. “The atmosphere before the game from both sets of fans was fantastic, but to be able to celebrate a result like that with our fans at the end was outstanding.
“They’ve got a team that they can be proud of with a lot of Hull-born players and that doesn’t come around very often. Hopefully they will continue to support us like that throughout the season because they were outstanding.”