Stevie Clarke wrote:The club is full of contradictions. Season tickets priced £150 then £180, cheaper than most League One clubs and even some in League Two with free kids season tickets. That didn't last but it couldn't, to be fair. This season it was at a more regular level for this league - £320, £150 & £38. Decent. But the walk up fan, who maybe only goes now and then, is treated poorly, and if they want to take a son or daughter (or both) they are treated abysmally! £55 for an adult and two kids for the derby. How can they justify this? It should be no more than £32.
Agree that the club is full of contradictions. For all of the "the board dont give a flying fek about fans" rhetoric no club has tried more to encourage fans to attend by making it affordable - £150 season tickets, £180 season tickets, £14 u16 season tickets, 2 free child tickets, 3 free child tickets, bring a friend, bring 2 friends, £10 entry, 10p entry, free entry (to our U18's European tie). Even now if you are a pensioner or an adult without children then the walk up prices are the best in the league.
And there is the biggest contradiction because for everything they have done to encourage younger fans to attend through season tickets they haven't encouraged the casual walk up father & son / daughter or family like most clubs in the division have done. Cheap as chips U16 season tickets are all very well but how many people buy a box set without watching an episode first?
So, Saturday is a huge game but one which has crazy pricing as it stands. A chance to try something different and create some positivity while by my very basic maths not costing the club much (if anything) in valuable gate receipts.