Hearts enjoyed a spectacular 7% rise in average league attendance at Tynecastle last season as supporters rallied round to help the club.
The average attendance over 19 home games in the Scottish Premiership was 14,097 - the highest in three years. The figure is all the more remarkable when contrasted with season 2010/11 (14,227 average) which saw Hearts attracting big crowds as the team finished in third place and qualified for the Europa League.
Total league attendance for the campaign just finished was 267,846, with the largest attendance of 16,873 witnessing a rousing 2-0 victory against Hibs on 30th March.
A club spokesperson said: "The fans were magnificent all season and everyone who has bought season tickets and match tickets has played their part in keeping the club alive.
"We are confident that most supporters will be with us for a new and exciting chapter in the club's history. There isn't a stadium in the country like Tynecastle and we hope to see it attract more big crowds in the season ahead."