Huddersfield Town commercial director Ian Birtley is excited for fans to see the new range of kits the club have in store for the 2022/23 season as they gear up for what they hope will be another positive season for the club.
Supporters are as keen as ever to see what the team will be wearing in the new campaign, and a few Championship rivals have already revealed their latest efforts to fans.So when can we expect the Terriers’ shirts to be unveiled?
Not long, as it turns out. Speaking at the club’s fixture reveal breakfast at the John Smith’s Stadium on Thursday morning, Birtley confirmed: “Week commencing the 27th [June] – we’re just trying to finalise the date based on when people will be able to pre-order but it’s looking likely early part of next week.
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“You always say the same, that you look at the shirts and say ‘wow, they’re brilliant shirts’, and we’ll say it again this year because I think we’ve gone one step further on our kit selections for this season and there’s some really strong options. There’s only so much you can do with blue and white stripes – but there’s a little teaser for everybody, we’ll be in blue and white!”
Season ticket sales have also been strong for Town for the coming season, with Birtley confirming the club has passed the 15,500 mark that Dean Hoyle mentioned last week and are now closing in on 16,000 season card holders.
Those good sales have extended into hospitality packages, too, with Birtley saying: “It’s a fantastic number [on season cards] – a 15% increase on last year and we’ve had 100% retention in the White Rose Club. We had 100% occupancy last season and have 100% retention, and I think that’s a credit to the [commercial] team who make sure we’re filling it and people are enjoying getting a restaurant experience.
“We’ve sold all the boxes on the main stand and also gone into 50% occupancy behind the goal as well on a seasonal basis. So it’s fantastic work and we couldn’t have asked for a better foundation. We made a lot of changes to the partnerships programme last year, which the success on the pitch absolutely massively supported those changes, and that’s put us in 75-80% occupancy on those packages for next year.
“We’ve got a shirt sponsor secured for three years and announced an extension to our back of shirt sponsors for the next three years, so we’re in a really good place.”
The club have meanwhile revealed their full range of training kits, details of which are available on the Town website here.
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