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I think the Rotherham game should be £10 adults and £1 for kids regardless of league position.
Announce the season ticket deal prior to the game and print brochures to hand to everyone who attends. Make it more interesting by having a draw at the game for free season tickets.
Get people involved through the summer with a weekly prize draw for season ticket holders for prizes such as shirts, a trip on the team bus, box for the day, a day at the training ground etc.
Arrange a kit launch for the city centre in the school holidays and build up to it with a media campaign.
Have an open day over the summer at Deepdale to meet the players etc
Try to build up a groundswell of positivity to try and increase sales. Set a target of say 10,000 season tickets, issue regular updates on social media and if it's reached mark it in some way.
Last edited by Deepdale roar; 21-03-2017 at 08:40 AM.
Something the club my want to explore is sub-dividing the stands into smaller sections that reflect the price of the tickets to the view that you get.
Most other clubs do this from what I can see.
The end couple of blocks in each stand and the first 8 rows or so should surely be cheaper than bang mid-centre behind the goal? With the cheapest tickets being the very bottom corners in each stand.
Maybe season tickets could be offered in these areas for under £300?
Probably too much thought and effort required here though for this to even be considered....
I had a quick look at the various official sites (I didn't dig down too deep into ancient news items, but I checked the main Ticket menus and the front pages - apologies if there are any errors, but I'm not spending tons of time on this), and I could find no 2017/18 ST information for Leeds or Huddersfield, while Sheff Wed did some Early Bird renewal sales at last season's prices (£455, £555, £640) until March 6th, but they'll now be selling no more STs until the summer, with their summer prices not yet announced.
Along with us, that's 7 of the top 10 who have announced ST prices for next season. Maybe the Twitter researcher felt Sheff Wed had done enough to count.
Anyway - the main story is not that these clubs have announced prices, but what prices they've announced.
Out of those 7 in the top 10, you need to be a member to log on and see the prices at Newcastle ("price freeze from this season"), Brighton ("2% to 5% price increases") and Derby (price freeze until April 2nd), but Reading have announced Early Bird prices for ST renewals (only), priced £305, £350 and £420 until April 7th, thereafter they go up to £325, £375 and £450. New STs at Reading (not renewals) get no Early Bird prices and are more expensive still, at £345, £395 and £495.
Fulham announced a price freeze for Early Bird sales (until April 10th) at £254, £305, £382, £441, £501, £586 and £713, after which these tickets go up to £299, £359, £449, £519, £589, £689 and £839.
Norwich also announced Early Bird prices (until May 7th) of £585, £596 and £646. They haven't said what the post-Early Bird prices will be.
It's a similar story lower down the division: Aston Villa (Early Bird price freeze until April 7th, £370, £420, £500, £535 and £595, post-Early Bird prices not announced); Brentford (Early Bird price freeze until May 31st, £369, £389 and £449, after which prices will rise to £419, £439 and £499); Cardiff City (Early Bird prices until April 7th, £299, £369, £419 and £519, post-Early Bird prices not announced); Ipswich Town (Early Bird prices until April 17th, £423, £537, £564 and £674, after which prices will rise to £544, £661, £699 and £842); QPR (Early Bird price freeze until May 31st, £400, £465, £535 and £610, after which prices will rise to £430, £499 and £575 (£610 ticket N/A after May 31st).
Bristol City are offering "season cards" until April 21st, with prices at £347, £372, £401, £431, £471 and £531.
Wolves are doing a scheme where some of the price might be refunded if they hit sales targets, but Early Bird prices until April 3rd are £345, £384, £405 and £464 (post-Early Bird prices not announced).
I didn't find any information for Barnsley, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Burton Albion, Nottm Forest, Rotherham Utd or Wigan Athletic.
I notice no one's gone down the "£200 season ticket" route so far - Huddersfield have yet to declare here too.
And the trend is clearly a "2016/17 price freeze" for a limited time, then the prices all go up - so I wouldn't be too surprised if that's what we do too.
Personally i think we will see a 2.5% increase across the board.
Also, Ambassadors will now have to pay full price won't they as they had their £50 reduction before this season?
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£400 is less than £20 a game. It is actually £17-39 a game which is £2-61 below the much loved and much vaunted "Twentys Plenty" campaign. In real terms, it is likely to be £7-61 a game less than those who are non ST holders.
I presume that matchday prices (Town End where I attend) will go up by £1 so 23 games x £25 = £575, a saving of £175 or 7 free games. Now, for those that miss a few games a season, you are not really going to be out of pocket.
Too many people look at the lump figure (£400) without breaking it down, piece by piece, as I have just illustrated. I am sure there are other savings that people can point out.
If you want cheap tickets, expect to see Jack King in midfield rather than Ben Pearson. Jeff Smith on the wing rather than Aiden McGeady. It really is that simple. I know which choice I prefer and will take.
RIP KurtBest mates for 14 years09/98 - 11/06/12