Experimental Price Cut for Middlesbrough Clash Thursday, 19th Jan 2012 11:05
Town have reduced prices for the home game with Middlesbrough by 25% in what they describe as “a major ticketing trial”. Fans have been critical of high matchday prices for the last few seasons.
Adult prices for the match on Saturday 11th February have been set from £20, the lowest matchday price since the 2004/05 season.
Chief executive Simon Clegg says the initiative is an experiment which could have a bearing on next season’s prices: "Gate receipts are a vitally important revenue stream and the ticket office manager and I spend a lot of time trying to maximise these to decrease the gap between over-expenditure and income.
"The Middlesbrough game is a deliberate trial to measure the effect on volumes and revenues. I hope that many Town fans will take up this great offer as it could influence our thinking on future ticket pricing strategy."
Ticket office manager John Ford added: "These will be our cheapest League prices for seven years and I hope the supporters will take advantage of what we think is a fantastic offer."
Another ticket offer, which fails to benefit season ticket holders, who have to pay up front no matter what the displays on the pitch are like. disgrace!! another good idea by clegg, which fails to reward the true fans, who turn up week in, week out.
Although this is a better offer for those that don't have season tickets, why not put incentives in for our casual fans. Like once you attend 5 games the next one is free or something like that.
Didn't Leicester have an offer on where they got the next home game ticket cheaper if they presented the ticket for our match. You see we don't do anything like that and Marcus has a bloody marketing company. ha ha
How about a voucher for a free beer/soft drink and a pie handed to each season ticket holder as they have thier season ticket scanned. This would appease the season ticket holders who by making the decison to support our beloeved Ipswich Town may change thier underpants but won't change thier team. This price cut days are great but the season ticket holders always get screwed over and yet they will come through thick and thin. Oh at sub 15K for the first time in a long time for a home league game, it's about time something is done.
I welcome this move. it should have been tried earlier this season, but better late than never.
The moans from ST Holders is not that understandable really, they pay roughly £20 per game so what are they bleating about. Yes they are long-suffering but they must surely welcome any initiative that may result in a fuller ground.
Hopefully it will attract fans back to Portman Road who have been priced out of supporting the club due to high matchday prices, economic woes and it's impact and those that can and do frequent away matches rather than home games because it is often cheaper to do so for them.
Come on then it's down to us to get plenty of people in the ground now win or lose and then maybe they'll realise the prices are too much at the mo and they can make the same amount of money but have a full ground maybe even with an atmosphere instead of half empty and quieter than some libraries!
I thought that the idea of buying a season ticket was so that you are guaranteed your seat and that they work out significantly cheaper over a season than buying a ticket each week. This site seems to be mainly for pathetic supporters who have nothing better to do than moan and several of you seem to contradict yourselves on a regular basis.