Fans’ praise for new Pompey season ticket prices

Pompey administrator Trevor Birch
Pompey administrator Trevor Birch
Molly Clark came into the Pompey Ladies side and scored against Luton. Picture: Jordan Hampton

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POMPEY have reduced season ticket prices for their League One campaign.

Young fans will see the biggest benefit, with a flat-rate season ticket price of £75.

That’s a reduction of around £125 from last term.

Existing adult season ticket holders who take advantage of the early-bird offer – which starts on Wednesday, June 6 and runs until Friday, July 6 – will pay £13 a match or £299 for the season.

Meanwhile, early-bird prices for new adult season tickets will cost £345. That is around £100 less than the 2011-12 campaign.

Season tickets will then go on general sale from Monday, July 16, with adults paying £399 (£499 in 2011-12) or £17.95 a match. A season ticket for a disabled fan will cost £99.

Trevor Birch, Pompey’s administrator, is keen to reassure fans their money will be safe no matter what happens to the club.

He said: ‘All the money from season tickets will be ring-fenced and released as games are played so that funds are protected if the club fails to fulfil its fixtures next season.’

Birch sought fans’ views before setting the season ticket prices.

But he added: ‘There has to be a compromise. The club has to generate as much income as it can given the financial problems it faces but we recognise fans don’t have bottomless pockets.’

Both the Portsmouth Independent Supporters’ Association (PISA), and the Pompey Supporters’ Trust welcomed the new prices.

PISA’s Barry Dewing said: ‘We’re very pleased with the season ticket prices.

‘There was a big consultation with fans and everyone was adamant it was vital to get the kids more involved in Pompey.

‘It’s been an ongoing issue and it’s refreshing the club have listened to us – they deserve praise for that.’

See portsmouth.co.uk for a full list of 2012-13 season ticket prices.