Latest figures coming out of Malaga indicate that more than 25,000 season tickets have now been sold this campaign, in spite of the club’s disastrous start of the campaign which sees them sitting in the relegation zone with just seven points.
This is the second best figure in the club’s history, eclipsed only in the 2012-13 season when the Boquerones were under the management of Manuel Pellegrini and reached the quarter finals of the Champions League.
Prior to the start of the campaign, a number of price freezes were announced, as well as promotions to attract a larger number of foreigners resident on the Costa del Sol under the slogan ‘Be Malaguista’.
However, despite the side’s terrible form in the opening month of the campaign, the number continues to grow, swelling by almost 5,000 since the season’s start, exceeding all expectations.
Malaga have shown signs of recovery in recent weeks, winning the last two home games, against Celta Vigo and Deportivo La Coruna respectively, but are still without a point on the road.
If the side is to stay up, it will be their home form that saves them. Unfortunately, all of the big boys are still to visit La Rosaleda in the second half of the season – a fact which may explain why season ticket sales continue to rise.