SEASON tickets for the 2013/ 2014 Season will go on sale from Monday 3rd June.
There will be a small increase in ticket prices for the forthcoming campaign - the first rise of its kind for nearly ten years.
We have previously refrained from increasing the cost of season tickets despite constant inflation of around 2-3% per annum and also the VAT increase of January 2011 to 20%. In actual fact we lowered prices in 2009/ 10 to see if we would have a greater up take.
Taking all the factors into account we have decided to adjust the season ticket prices and simplify the ticketing categories.
For example Adult season ticket holders in the Upper Findus stand will have an increase of just £20, along with £19 in both the Lower Findus stand and the Pontoon stand. However, on the plus side, Adults in the Main stand will get their season tickets £14 cheaper, and whilst Junior prices have increased they will still represent excellent value for money at just over £2 per game.
The Mariners Trust have been involved in the discussions on next season’s pricing and recognise the difficult economic climate but also recognise the club’s need to generate more income to make the team as competitive as possible so that we can make a serious challenge for a return to the Football League.
Speaking on behalf of the Trust, secretary Dave Roberts said: “There has been no increase for 10 years despite constant inflation and more notably the increase in VAT.
“We have managed to secure some important concessions within the pricing structure such as aligning the Main Stand pricing with the Pontoon and Lower Findus rather than the Upper Findus and also the lowering of prices for accompanied smaller children. The Trust see this as vital to encourage younger supporters.
“Next year’s budget is once again reliant on considerable private funding and, as we have consistently said, as individuals we can make little difference but collectively we can have a big impact and this is our chance to put this into action.
“We would appeal to all fans to get behind the club and help push on from what is a great platform from last season and hopefully we can all help the team go one better next season.”