This represents an almost 50% increase on last year's figure and confirms the club's belief that there is an appetite for live football in the City at an affordable and accessible price.
The original target was 15,000 which was deemed achievable, but was quickly revised to 17,500 as an optimistic and ambitious figure, so to get over 18,000 has surpassed all expectations.
Chief Operating Officer James Mason said today:
'To reach such a high figure in League One is testimony to what Bradford City Football Club is all about. The fans were here in our time of need and in this way we are giving something back as a thank you, but also hopefully building a future generation of Bradford City fans that will buy into our philosophy.'
'Having the Coral Windows stadium as full as possible will mean an already fantastic atmosphere will be even better, something existing fans know all about and something for the new 5,000 plus fans to really get excited about.'
'The manager and the players love the big home crowds and have described our support as 'inspirational'. Our lower pricing strategy was something we felt we could do as a club from a financial viewpoint as well as a philosophical one, and we look forward to some of the biggest attendances week in, week out.'
In passing the 18,000 figure, there will be as many Season Ticket/FlexiCard holders as was the average attendance during the 1999-00 Premier League season - the average home attendance that season was 18,030.
'The campaign has received national and international acclaim which is something we're very proud of, but most importantly for everyone associated with the club, it is giving football fans the chance to play their part in our journey in one of the most successful periods in the club's history, and we have a lot to thank our chairmen for.'