Julian Rhodes believes City can cram 20,000 fans into Valley Parade next season.

The Bantams already boast the biggest crowds by far in League Two after the success of their cheap season-ticket offer.

And as they today unveiled new prices of just £150 for next term, Rhodes revealed a plan that could nearly double the numbers.

There are currently just over 12,000 season-ticket holders, including 9,000 adults. If the adult take-up hits the same figure, those fans will all be given an extra free season ticket.

Rhodes said: "We're trying to encourage people who took up the offer last year to renew and, if we hit the same number, bring a friend.

"When I first mentioned this at the club there were a few smiles but not many of the staff are laughing so much now because they think it will work. People knocked it this time last year with the 10,000 for our team' campaign and I see no reason why this can't succeed.

"The fans have been very good because, in the main, it's not been the great season we were hoping for but if this comes off, it gives us the chance to put that right next year."

City will still offer the cheapest seats in the Football League. Adult and OAP prices have gone up £12 - the equivalent of an extra 50p per game - while juniors will now pay £75.

And if the Rhodes plan succeeds, City supporters will effectively be paying £75 for their ticket - or £3.25 a match.

The club claim the slight increase will offset any drop in turnstile income as casual followers are more tempted to buy season tickets.

Rhodes added: "This will afford Stuart a competitive budget and he will be a year further down the line and know the division better. I believe it will give him a very realistic chance of winning promotion."

The cut-off point for the free season-ticket offer will be Sunday, June 15, allowing City time before the big kick-off to sort out the logistics involved in trying to seat fans next to each other.

The free ticket will be for an adult, although the club stress that any age can use it. And it will not be restricted to one individual for the whole season.

Fans again have the chance to upgrade to use the facilities in the supporter suites for an extra £110 - the same price that 25-year holders will pay to gain free entry.

City are also opening up the McCall Suite, which is currently used by sponsors for interviews and presentations before and after the game. There are 100 places available for £150 on a first come, first served basis - and there will be no dress code.

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