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Ticket Promotion for Derby's Visit
Friday, 18th Jan 2019 13:47

Town have announced a ticket promotion at the game against Derby County at Portman Road on Wednesday 13th February (KO 7.45pm).

Adult tickets in all areas of the ground will be priced at just £12, senior citizens aged 65-plus and under-23s will be charged £8, and under-19s and under-12s £3.

“[Owner] Marcus [Evans] was here for the Rotherham game and saw how well the ticket promotion for that match worked and how the atmosphere helped the team,” Lee O’Neill, Town’s general manager football operations, told the club site.

“[Manager] Paul [Lambert] has spoken to Marcus and myself about trying to get in as many fans as possible into Portman Road.

“Our home games are obviously going to be critical and Paul has been amazed by the support the club has, given the position in the table. We want to maintain that, while obviously protecting the value of a season ticket.”

The Rams’s visit will see former Blues Martyn Waghorn, Jack Marriott and Tom Lawrence back at Portman Road.

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bluejake78 added 13:55 - Jan 18
Bargain for a local Derby.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 14:18 - Jan 18
Plan to be there, so this is good news!

ForeverBlueSince1996 added 14:18 - Jan 18
As a ST holder delighted with this news the more people the better. Should cut prices for rest of season if allowed

Jugsy added 14:29 - Jan 18
Loving the noise Lee O'Neill is making - he's a fan like us so knows what we need (cheaper tickets!) and then we can give the team what they need (support!).

Bergholtblue added 14:39 - Jan 18
Good news - "The Rams’s visit will see Martyn Waghorn, Jack Marriott and Tom Lawrence back at Portman Road."

Bad news - They won't be wearing blue.

Watched them against Soton the other night, they looked good. We will do well to get anything out of this game. Another ticket promotion to fill the ground is an excellent idea.

Fatboy added 14:41 - Jan 18
Out of interest, does this pricing apply to the away fans as well?

It would also be interesting to know what the gate receipts were on Saturday with a bumper crowd but cheap tickets compared to other home games.

bluerealist added 14:52 - Jan 18
I agree, the atmosphere was great at the Rotherham match - and I'm sure the ticket price played a big part. How about the club recognising the loyalty that us season ticket holders show and offer some form or refund for the difference? Especially if they're going to do this game after game. Why should my loyalty cost me on average £32 per game, when I can pick & choose for £12?

wkj added 15:16 - Jan 18
bluerealist - Is your loyally alone enough to create the atmosphere we need right now to stand the slimmest of chances? Anyone more concerned about the value of their ST over the value of creating a atmosphere needs to have a wee think about things.

carlisleaway added 15:27 - Jan 18
As a season ticket holder I do not expect any form of refund, it is good to get fans back and create the atmosphere we need. These younger fans will be back next year whatever division we find ourselves in......if we continue with the feel good factor.

Swn98 added 15:53 - Jan 18
BLOCKER123 you are obviously not a season ticket holder!

Northstandveteran added 16:09 - Jan 18
Would have only been £8 for you Swn.


That's good of the club to help out over 65's after the season ticket fiasco.

Well done Ipswich town football club.

Hoping I can get in as an under 19 ticket what with my boyish good looks 😉

Northstander_Blue added 16:15 - Jan 18
I know we need the support but what's the point of me buying a season ticket
Season ticket holders need a refund on next seasons ticket as again we are paying more than non ticket holders

Swn98 added 17:11 - Jan 18
If only NSV 😂

Northstandveteran added 17:20 - Jan 18
All joking aside,

I can see why season ticket holders would feel slightly aggrieved, they are the life blood of the club.

Unfortunately can't see the club refunding any money but you would like to think that those in charge would recognise existing season ticket holders when the prices go out next year.

Would certainly be a decent ( and financially beneficial ) thing to do.

Northstandveteran added 17:21 - Jan 18
# next season even...

bigron added 17:31 - Jan 18
Give us season ticket Holders free travel to an away game, we need as many fans as we can get home and away, Think the season tickets holders deserve something for there loyalty.

Saxonblue74 added 18:18 - Jan 18
I am not a season ticket holder myself this season, I have been in the past. If I currently held a season ticket this promotion would not concern me, on the contrary. My season ticket purchases have been to support my club through thick and thin and also to guarantee my seat in my preferred area. On the odd occasion I was not able to make it I would offer my seat to friends or family for free. Those season ticket holders calling for some form of recompense should consider what tier of football they would like to be watching next season as this promotion is designed to help keep us in the championship. I'm sure everyone would get a discount for league 1 football?! Surely it's worth it to have a ground with an atmosphere?

Saxonblue74 added 18:21 - Jan 18
.....Northstandveteran, despite what I have said I do agree that season ticket renewals could recieve some form of recognition.

Northstandveteran added 18:30 - Jan 18
Completely agree saxonblue

I have also up marked those season ticket holders that have said they're just happy to see more fans in the ground 👏

LondonBlue73 added 19:49 - Jan 18
100% back this as a season ticket holder
Things change and for the good of the club now and in the further we need to entice fans back and generate atmosphere.
Value for money is about the entertainment and the atmosphere and a little of potentially over paid ticket prices for me v possibly rengaging with additional 5,000 fans is worthwhile.
Let’s be honest Rotherham was poor second half but fantastic off the pitch. Both my kids want to go again (they are season ticket holders) this has not been the case in recent years as they don’t think a 5 hour round trip has been worth it. The result of Rotherham they want to do a 9 hour trip to Blackburn tomorrow. Get the fans in, even free tickets if it helps us stay up and connects with others for next season.
Half the Christmas presents I purchased for family were half price on Boxing Day - it’s the way of the world. Well done Town.

ITFCsince73 added 20:41 - Jan 18
Hoping Lee O’Neil is also busy behind the scenes trying to move away support upto the North stand for coming seasons.
Would transform the atmosphere of the entire ground.

Treacle added 08:30 - Jan 19
We will be going now to support a club supporting its fans. I hope they do something for current season ticket holders who deserve some sort of reward for their loyalty. Well done Paul Lambert for changing the atmosphere at our club.

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