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Town Increase Season Ticket Prices

Town Increase Season Ticket Prices
Friday, 4th Mar 2016 09:41

Town have announced an increase in season ticket prices for the 2016/17 campaign, the third rise in three years.

If purchased before the early bird deadline of midday on April 11th, a lower tier seat going up from this year s price of 411 to 417. Last year most prices rose by three per cent.

Overall, 97 per cent of season ticket holders will pay around 1.5 per cent more for their seats with fans in X Block, Y Block and D Block facing a larger increase.

As previously, any supporter purchasing a season ticket before the early bird deadline won t pay any more for their seat if Town are promoted to the Premier League for the 2016/17 campaign, while season ticket holders will get a free Premier League season ticket for 2017/18 if the Blues have gone up by then and they are an Academy Friend – 10 per month – for both 2016/17 and 2017/18.

The Blues are again running their 12-month zero per cent interest direct debit payment scheme.

Meanwhile, Town have scrapped the grading of matchday tickets with adult prices set at 27.50 for lower tiers for all home league matches if tickets are purchased in advance.

The club are continuing with their under-11 season ticket priced at 10 for a ninth season, while season ticket holders are set benefit from a new link-up with local and national companies providing discounts on goods and services.

Attracting youngsters to come to Portman Road and watch Ipswich Town play remains one of our priorities and we have seen an increase in both our Junior Blues membership and those under-11s and under-16s attending games, Blues managing director Ian Milne told the club site.

We are continually looking to increase our matchday activities for families in the Co-op Stand and the feedback from supporters for this initiative has been very positive.

We have retained the 10 season ticket for under-11s and while there is a small increase for adult season tickets, in line with the retail price index, we feel at just over 18 a game, it represents a competitive price.

We have listened to supporters who wanted us to simplify our matchday pricing and acted on that. We have been trialing one price this season and it will be implemented for 2016/17 with the price falling in line with what supporters have being paying this year.

More details can be found on the club site here1, while a full list of season ticket and matchday pricing can be found here2.

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prebbs0074 added 10:39 – Mar 4
essex57 yet again proving what a numpty you are. Price increases for any product is justified by improvement in the offering or by rising costs to produce that product.

Neither are happening here. To raise prices amongst dwindling crowds complete reversal of entertainment shocking playing style dinosaur management zero transfer fee policy and overall lack of improvement from owner through manager and players is not justifiable !!!!!

It’s a terrible business decision on all levels and anyone who says different in either totally deluded or has no understanding or business acumen whatsoever. To quote RPI as the reason is just treating fans as mugs AGAIN.

RPI in the UK has not been at that level since December 2014 and has been below 1.1 since January 2015. The measure of inflation used by government is not RPI anyway it is CPI which is currently at 0.3 and has been below 0.5 since December 2014. After 35 years I won’t be renewing while this group of people are running the club and I suspect I will not be alone.

There will be under 10k sold but we will probably be lied to about that aswell just like we are with crowd numbers now. Sad sad days for this once great club with zero prospect of change !! ‘ ‘ ‘

BackTheBlues5 added 11:17 – Mar 4
Anyone who thinks the price increase is fair clearly has no money trouble or concept…

Inflation has gone up, but most people’s pay has not.
An increase in season ticket price is a complete joke – especially considering the ‘entertainment value’ has actually declined this year and there is potential for the club to finish in a position worse than last year.

Getting rid of the categories is a good idea (no-one ever saw a category C game) but to make the cheapest ticket 27.50 is a joke! Most premier league grounds do not charge their cheapest at that price – to top it off, upper north and south will be 37.50!!!
The average man cannot afford that. Then we get the youngsters scheme “Attracting youngsters to come to Portman Road and watch Ipswich Town play remains one of our priorities ” – yes but if you price out the parents bring them, they won’t be able to come!

So the average family of 4 on match day will be 75 + + travel +parking + food + drink.
That is not in line with inflation!
That is not a price worth paying for the football on show! I love Ipswich and going to watch my team, there’s nothing much better – but the club has lost all touch with its roots and will alienate fans. The joke of it is – if you spend 240 over 2 years on the academy – you get a free premiership season ticket – if we ever get there!

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