By Thomas Ryan
Zapsportz, forever keen to keep our fingers on the pulse of what the fans are thinking, has taken on a new team of young, vibrant writers who will be offering their thoughts on the issues of the day on a regular basis. They are all up-and-coming journalists with valuable opinions to impart and we will be rating their articles on a daily basis to see who comes out top of the table at the end of the month – with the prize of meeting and interviewing Zapsportz team leader and football legend Glenn Hoddle up for grabs. Here’s Thomas’s contribution…
SINCE we hit February and March many football clubs have announced the prices of season tickets for the next campaign so fans can plan ahead.
Newcastle United announced their prices at the start of February and revealed that adult season ticket prices were going to be frozen whilst under-18s would see a reduction of up to 54 per cent on prices next season.
Newcastle’s managing director Lee Charnley made a statement upon release: “While the debate around Premier League tickets continues, we want to ensure watching football at St James’ Park remains affordable for as many people as possible.”
Newcastle’s nearest rivals Sunderland are another Premier League side to reduce season ticket prices. They have announced that their adult season tickets will start at £350 which means that its a decrease in price of £20.
Huddersfield Town are one of the latest clubs to announce prices and they have received a lot of positivity from fans towards the price plan.
They announced that at least 10,000 season tickets will be on sale for only £179 with the remaining costing between £295 and £560. The scheme was implemented in order to try and combat the struggling attendances that Huddersfield has been facing.
Bristol Rovers are a club that have announced frozen prices for the sixth year running. The new chairman of the club made a statement saying that the old owners were planning a small increase but due to the welcome the new owners have received that plan of the increase has been overturned as a gesture of goodwill from the Al-Qadi family.
With all this talk about ticket prices seeing the reduction of many surely will give fans some hope for the upcoming seasons but the main question is…fans, are you happy with this?