And Junior Blues up by 45 per cent, Fly the Flag by 47 per cent as feelgood factor hits Portman Road
There are now 1120 youngsters under the age of 16 taking advantage of the benefits of being a Junior Blue, which includes the opportunity of leading the teams out as a mascot for the day, as well as free tickets for two adults and two children to a match of their choice at Portman Road.
“We changed things around a bit in the summer and broke up the membership into age categories,” explained Junior Blues manager Julie Bryant to the Club website.
“We introduced a new Town Teen membership, which is aimed at supporters who are a little old for a junior membership but not old enough to purchase an adult membership and it’s proved to be a big success.
“Overall our Junior Blues are up by 45 per cent, which we are obviously delighted about and is another sign of the feelgood factor around the Club this year.”
Town’s Fly the Flag package, which sees youngsters form a guard of honour to welcome the players on the pitch before kick-off, has also seen an increase, up by 47.6 per cent on last season.
“We are getting more youth football teams signing up for Fly the Flag and we only have a few places left now for the rest of the season,” added Julie.
To find out more about Junior Blues and Fly the Flag, click here.
Meanwhile the average home attendance has increased significantly on this stage last season.
“We are up by 12.2 per cent,” Town’s director of retail operations, Lee Hyde, told the club website.
“We’ve had the Norwich game obviously, which was our biggest attendance in a few years but we have had two other games already this season - Leeds and Watford - that have beaten the highest attendance of last year."