Pompey season tickets announced

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POMPEY have reduced their season ticket prices ahead of their debut in League One next season.

Young fans will see the biggest benefit, with a season ticket price of £75 no matter when they buy or where they want to sit.

Existing adult season ticket holders, renewing before July 6, will pay £13 a match, or £299 for the season.

Early bird tickets go on sale on Wednesday, June 6, with new tickets costing £345.

The general sale will start on July 16, with adults then paying £399, or £17.95 a match.

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

He said: ‘Until we have more clarity on the club’s long-term future, 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, and invited them to see them before they were announced to the public this afternoon.

He added: ‘The fans’ support at this crucial stage in the club’s history is vital.

‘We have tried to be fair and reward them for their support over the last few turbulent years.’

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.’

Tickets can be bought by online or over the phone by credit or debit card, or by cash or cheque payable to ‘Portsmouth Football Club (2010) Ltd in Administration’ at the Frogmore Road ticket office.

Tickets bought online and by phone are subject to a booking fee of £2.40 and £3.60 respectively, which cover the cost of using Ticketmaster’s services.

The cost of postage will be covered by Portsmouth Football Club.

Fans groups have welcomed the new prices.

Barry Dewing, of the Pompey Independent Supporters’ Trust, said: ‘We’re very pleased with the season ticket prices.

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

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

And the Pompey Supporters’ Trust’s Scott Mclachlan said: ‘We’re very, very pleased with the child season ticket prices in particular, that’s definitely a bonus for League One football and we feel the prices are in line with what we would have charged if we had taken over the club.’

Blues boss Michael Appleton said: ‘Last season was obviously a difficult chapter in the proud history of Portsmouth Football Club.

‘But hopefully we can put that behind us as we prepare for a new challenge in League One.’

The prices are as follows:

Early Bird Renewal (June 6-July 6)

Fratton End/South Stand/North Stand

Adult: £299 – £13 per match

Senior/Young Person: £225 – £9.78 per match

Junior: £75 – £3.26 per match

Family Section

Adult: £270 – £11.74 per match

Senior/Young Person: £195 – £8.48 per match

Junior: £75 – £3.26 per match

Early Bird New (June 6-July 6)

Fratton End/South Stand/North Stand

Adult: £345 – £15 per match

Senior/Young Person: £260 – £11.30 per match

Junior: £75 – £3.26 per match

Family Section

Adult: £310 – £13.48 per match

Senior/Young Person: £225 – £9.78 per match

Junior: £75 – £3.26 per match

General Sale (from July 16)

Fratton End/South Stand/North Stand

Adult: £399 – £17.35 per match

Senior/Young Person: £299 – £13 per match

Junior: £75 – £3.26 per match

Family Section

Adult: £360 – £15.65 per match

Senior/Young Person: £260 – £11.30 per match

Junior: £75 – £3.26 per match

Disabled Section

All tickets (with free helper): £99

Please note: Senior is aged 60 or over on or before September 1 2012. Young person is aged 17-22 on or before September 1 2012.

Junior is aged 16 or under on or before September 1 2012.

Adult/senior/young person season ticket holders in the Family Section must be accompanied by an adult.

2012/13 Matchday Ticket Prices

Fratton End/South Stand/Ridgeway Group (North) Stand

Adult: £20

Senior/Young Person: £15

Junior: £10

Family Section

Adult: £18

Senior/Young Person: £13

Junior: £8

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