Barrow AFC have had a surge in demand for season tickets for their first season in the English Football League for 48 years.

In the space of just under 24 hours, the Bluebirds had sold 460 season tickets for their 2020/21 campaign in League Two, which is already more than the total they sold in the whole of last year.

During the summer before their historic promotion campaign in the National League, the club sold 380 tickets, although attendances boomed as the season went on and the team’s fortunes on the pitch flourished.

Every league game at Holker Street from their match with Barnet on November 23 had an attendance of over 2,000, an average figure that had been in the realms of fantasy for the club not long ago.

Their highest gate came for their last match before the campaign was halted by the coronavirus pandemic, when 3,307 witnessed their 2-0 defeat against Notts County on March 7.

The Bluebirds are hoping for a secondary surge when they open sales for season tickets that can be paid on a monthly basis via direct debit in the coming weeks, which they hope will drive numbers past the 1,000 mark.

An adult season ticket at Holker Street will cost £361 in the seated Brian Arrowsmith Stand and £304 for the terracing elsewhere in the ground, which will include the newly-covered Holker Street End, which is in the process of having a canopy roof installed.

The respective costs for concessions will be £285 and £247, while under-18s can get their seated season tickets for just £99 and an equivalent for the terraces for £85. All supporters under the age of seven will be eligible for free entry with an accompanying adult.

Adults who prefer to pay on the gate will have to fork out £19 to sit down or £16 to stand on the terraces.