Cambridge United are enjoying the financial boost that they received from promotion back to the Football League states the Chairman Dave Doggett.
Replica shirts and season tickets have been more popular than ever before and more businessmen are coming forward and wanting to help the club to move forward and consolidate a football league status.
Dave Doggett said ”The new home kit has just gone berserk. We ordered in 1,000 replica shirts and we’ve already sold more than half that number in 72 hours, so we’ve had to order more.
Cambridge were promoted through the play-offs beating Gateshead 2-1 in the final to return to the fourth tier of English football since 2005.
Doggett is relieved that the tension has disappeared for him and the fans. ”The shop’s been packed with people and it’s gone down really well as it’s got stripes on and Football League on. For people that have waited nine years to get a shirt with Football League on, that tension has been released.
”Season tickets sales are already up 20 per cent on this stage last year, so they’re going well.
A financial boost includes Television. ”We’ve got a lot businesses that now want to get involved becausse now we’re going to be featured on a Saturday night on the Football League Show, and on Sky” said Doggett.
”Whereas last year we were struggling to sell perimeter boards, now we’ve almost got a waiting list.” added Doggett.