The number is in addition to the 26,000 fans who currently hold season tickets at the Boleyn.
Each current season ticket holder, who automatically become founder ‘members’ of the new stadium, is able to introduce up to two extra season ticket holders at their appointment – with £99 season tickets for fans aged under 21 proving to be extremely popular.
With 3,000 seats at the 54,000-capacity stadium reserved for away supporters, it should be obvious to the most casual of observers that the east Londoners should easily reach their maximum number of season tickets before the first ball is kicked at the club’s new home.
But this success does have a downside: walk-up fans, who are used to paying on the day, may find there are no places available inside the stadium due to the surge in demand.
And while there is likely to be a limited number of seats in the south stand not used by away supporters which could be available on general sale for each match, these are also likely to be used to fulfill the club’s pledge to give away 100,000 tickets each season to Newham residents.
The club has also revealed that fewer than 200 places now remain in the Club London hospitality areas, which includes The Boleyn bar, The Arnold Hills, The Great Briton and The Academy. All executive boxes have also been sold.