By Ali Stokes
The 2016/17 Premiership champions, Exeter Chiefs, have further distanced themselves from the chasing pack in the financial department, reporting a rise in season ticket sales.
In anticipation of their ninth season in the Premiership, Exeter have reported an 11% rise in season ticket sales compared to last year, surpassing the 5000 mark.
Exeter Chiefs Chief Executive Tony Rowe commented: "I continue to be amazed by the support of our fans. The amount of season tickets already sold – including many first time holders – is testament to the fantastic backing our fans continue to give the club.
"Each year our average home attendance continues to rise - last year it was over 11,000 - and again there is a real feel-good factor around the club as we head into the new campaign.
"With sell-outs at Sandy Park becoming more and more commonplace at Sandy Park, I’m sure Chiefs' fans will appreciate that holding on to their season ticket, or for those purchasing a new one, this is the only way of guaranteeing their spot for all of our home games."
The Chiefs also reported the greatest financial gain across the 12 Premiership clubs following the conclusion of the 2015/16 season with a £900,000 profit margin. Northampton Saints stood as the only other side to sit in the green with £600,000.
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