The 1,000 Member milestone was surpassed only days after Memberships were first made available for renewal, following a very positive response from existing Mariners Members.
With Membership numbers having increased every year at the Mariners since the club?s inception, this initial response suggests that more Members than ever will join the Frontline of Support for the Hyundai A-League 2008/09 season.
The vast majority of Members have renewed or signed up online through the Mariners’ new Membership application system, which makes becoming a Mariners Member easier than ever before, with many of those Members are also taking advantage of the new part payment option available online.
“We?ve been simply overwhelmed by the response to our Membership packages for season four and we are understandably delighted with the progress we have made so far out from the regular season,” said Mariners Executive Chairman Lyall Gorman.
?That said, there is still a way to go before we will have achieved our Membership targets for the upcoming campaign and I urge all Mariners fans that are yet to become Members and all Members that are yet to renew to join us for what will be another history making season.
“Even at this early very stage of our club?s development, Members are discovering the tremendous value of securing their seat at Bluetongue Stadium for the upcoming season and for seasons to come.
“Indeed, the value of a Mariners Membership, beyond that of Members benefits and entry to our home matches, is growing at a rapid rate with each passing year.
“Thank you to everyone that has joined us at the Frontline of Support already for the Hyundai A-League 2008/09 season and I look forward to many more joining us in the coming weeks and months.”
With a Premiers Plate to defend, Mariners Members can look forward to eleven Hyundai A-League home matches and one Pre-Season Cup game, including four premium events at Bluetongue Stadium over the course of the regular season.
Local rivals Sydney FC will visit Bluetongue Stadium on three occasions, including a Pre-Season Cup match, there is also one match against Grand Final adversaries the Newcastle Jets and the traditional New Year?s Eve fixture, which this year will welcome the challenge of the Perth Glory.
Being a Mariners Member for the upcoming season will get you entry into all 12 games the Mariners play at Bluetongue Stadium in the Pre-Season Cup and the Hyundai A-League and will save you over 33% off your match day ticket prices, plus you?ll receive a Members pack full of exclusive Member benefits.
Mariners Memberships for the Hyundai A-League 2008/09 season are now on sale at www.ccmariners.com.au.