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More ticket offers on way for Morecambe fans

4,000 Morecambe fans turned out to watch the free game at the Globe Arena against Dagenham & Redbridge.

4,000 Morecambe fans turned out to watch the free game at the Globe Arena against Dagenham & Redbridge.

Morecambe chairman Peter McGuigan has vowed that the club will continue with recent ticket offers in a bid to boost crowds.

The most notable promotion saw 4,000 fans pack into the Globe Arena for the free entry clash with Dagenham & Redbridge at the beginning of January.

Mr McGuigan, who said the club just about broken even against Dagenham, said: “Quite a few were saying because of our home performances last season they wouldn’t come and watch us.

“But we were playing fantastic football away from home and they didn’t see that.

“Now the roles are reversed which is good but I’m just hoping the crowd start to come back and recognise what Jim and the team are doing.

“I’d like to think the decision against Dagenham wasn’t a financial thing but it was a move to try and get people to come along and create an atmosphere.

“If we’d let it go against Dagenham and done nothing we’d probably have got between 1,000 and 1,200.

“Had we lost, the atmosphere would have been awful and trying to pick up from there, even the players, would have been very difficult.

“I think the fact the players loved it, it was a great night, it spurred us on.

“And against Cheltenham (when adult tickets were reduced to £10) we got 1,600 or so and it was a bitterly, bitterly cold night.

“Had we not done the promotion for that, we’d probably have been down to the 1,000 to 1,200.

“We’ll do something with each match, not necessarily free, between now and the end of the season to try and keep that level of interest.

“Obviously if we can get a few more points on the board who knows where we’ll be and how that will reflect in the attendances.”

 

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