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Town Cut Matchday Ticket Prices
Tuesday, 13th Jun 2017 07:00

Town have announced a cut in matchday prices ahead of the 2017/18 campaign with the cheapest adult seat down to £25 from last season’s £27.50.

As previously reported, the club has also scrapped the surcharge for those paying on the gate on the day, which was £2.50 for adults and £1 for juniors last season.

The cost of senior citizens’ tickets is down to £18, while there is an under-23s matchday price for the first time, as is the case with season tickets for next season.

An under-23 ticket will cost £15 and an under-19 seat will be £8. Last season an under-20s ticket was priced at £18 and an under-16s seat £11.50.

A ticket for an under-12 supporter in the family area will cost £3, compared with £8.50 in 2016/17.

TWTD revealed in April that Town’s season ticket sales had dipped below 10,000 for the first time since the late 1990s - which equates to a reduction in income of around £1 million - down from last year’s final total of around 12,200 and a 15 per cent drop on the same point last summer.

Speaking to Life’s a Pitch in April, MD Ian Milne said the club were planning to introduce more flexible ticketing arrangements along the lines of the the Pick6 and Pick12 bundles launched last season and we understand Town will be releasing further details in due course.

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JackSted added 07:03 - Jun 13
Well done Town! Finally some good news for once. However does that mean people who purchased season tickets will get some of their money back?

runaround added 07:05 - Jun 13
About time too. Well done Town

blackcat added 07:06 - Jun 13
While any price cut is good for my pocket it's A sign of our times!
Also how about the season ticket holders

Help added 07:07 - Jun 13
Still to expensive for that shower of

deliasplums added 07:08 - Jun 13
Sense has prevailed

uppersirbob added 07:09 - Jun 13
All good for non season ticket holders but not worth a season ticket now no savings

Brownie added 07:10 - Jun 13
Big believer in credit where it is due. Positive news..

RimmersBrace added 07:14 - Jun 13
This looks correct. I've always thought the discount for season tickets was unnecessarily high. Where is the full price list. I would like to see the prices in the more expensive areas.

Moisha added 07:24 - Jun 13
This is an outrage, how dare they reduce match day prices.... as a season ticket holder what's in it for me me me!!!

blues1 added 07:25 - Jun 13
Uppersirbob. Season ticket holders will still be paying less than those who pay For single games. So No, there'll be nothing else done for us. Just means our price is now closer to match day prices than before.

TBT added 07:25 - Jun 13
I am reluctant to moan about everything associated with my football club but I have just renewed my 3 season tickets disappointed that the regular customers didn't receive a discount. Now it transpires that these regular customers are the only ones missing out on this ITFC initiative. Am I going mad or are they failing at every turn?

Aussieblue added 07:37 - Jun 13
Little to late me thinks.

prebsa added 07:39 - Jun 13
Still too expensive to watch us play football, and docent do anything to address the ridiculous season ticket prices.

Mark added 07:46 - Jun 13
Good news, as for years matchday tickets have been ridiculously expensive and the on-the-day surcharge was always a nonsense.

The ticket bundles are also a good idea, as we need to encourage people to go from individual tickets to bundles to season tickets.

Of course, we will only sell tickets if we play entertaining football on the pitch, if people enjoy going, and if people see a future for the playing side with youngsters developing. The question is will Evans be investing in the team over the summer to encourage people to shell out even £25, which is still a fair amount of cash for 90 minutes, especially if we are struggling at the wrong end of the table.

TBT added 07:51 - Jun 13
Huddersfield Town thought they would drop season ticket prices last summer in an attempt to generate an atmosphere at home games. They had come a very disappointing 17th (on a low budget) in the Championship and hoped that their supporters would respond. I wonder how that went.....

StokeHigh97 added 08:15 - Jun 13
Ticket prices have been a real problem for a few years now yes yr hardcore fan will always be there but when the football & entetainment value is poor you can't expect fans to pay over the odds: if we were playing attractive football challenging top 6 it may change: Huddersfield are perfect example if you set prices reasonably you get a big crowd & therefore a decent atmosphere: it was only Newcastle last season where a bumper crowd, good atmosphere you could see it lifted the players, mind you the big crowd was more for Sir Bobby & showing are thanks to him & his achievement with the club: be nice to see 20K plus every home good but if we play like we did it most games lowering the tickets will still not bring fans back

Surco72 added 08:16 - Jun 13
Still not at a price for the football on display or level Ipswich are competing at and the biggest thing the club could do to get people back through the turnstiles would be to change the manager , that is why Huddersfield got promotion not because of extra supporters in the ground .

iaintaylorx added 08:24 - Jun 13
Very happy to read the headline but fair to say I am disappointed to hear it is a £2.50 decrease. I wouldn't mind paying that sort of money is my money I was paying was going into the club and that money ultimately being spent on transfers!

The football on offer is hideous and something still isn't done. I respect that they have gone done but only but 9% is quite disrespectful.

I don't see why - lower the ticket prices, significantly, but also a fair price for the board to manage the club with - ultimately sell more tickets - create a better atmosphere - results start to come in - players start enjoying their football again - we climb the table - WE GET PROMOTED - EVANS GETS HIS MONEY...... or that might be a stretch!!

TBT added 08:24 - Jun 13
Agreed, Huddersfield's promotion was based on a variety of factors but the increased home gates certainly helped. It was surely no coincidence that arguably our best two home performances were when we had 25,000 in the stadium.

TBT added 08:31 - Jun 13
When the Scum went down to the third tier they offered kids season tickets for £10 simply to get people into the ground. Their ground has been all but sold out ever since.

bobble added 08:39 - Jun 13
i assume the mick mcCarthy teams football standard will be lowered by the same percentage ,if that's actually possible....

brittaniaman added 08:41 - Jun 13
Agree Surco. The management seems the problem here, IF!! the management was changed I am sure there would be a surge in ticket sales ??
I do notice that there is no announcement of how many under 10000 have been sold ???
Season ticket holders have still got to pay the extra 5% increase !!!

Freddies_Ears added 08:44 - Jun 13
Great news - season tickets still give a 20% discount, plus same seat all season, priority for aways etc. If you don't like that, cancel your season ticket and pay the matchday price.

truckertractorboy added 08:44 - Jun 13
Lets face it the championship and nearly all the clubs in are fooked when u have 3 clubs coming down getting 90 million pound parachute payments . How the hell can ipswich compete with that . I think its time to pick a different sport to watch on a saturday maybe one that is fair to all the teams

martin587 added 08:50 - Jun 13
Well done Mr.Evans,just maybe you are NOW listening to the supporters.!!🤔

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