These are easier to shift than CAFC season tickets !
There can’t be a much tougher job at The Valley at present than that of whoever has the job of promoting and selling the 2016-17 season tickets. It makes Mel Baroni’s role look easy !
They say that the hardest part of selling is not to take rejection personally. Given the season we’ve have and against the backdrop of many fans boycotting the season tickets that’s a tough ask.
They will need to make them very competitive. I’d expect a fair reduction with the drop to League One. The club could do worse than follow the example of Huddersfield Town. Check the link below :-
Adults tickets anywhere for £179. Great value especially when one considers they’re virtually guaranteed Championship football next season. A sensible move by their owner, Dean Hoyle. Ironically, he owns the Card Factory.
Good to see that he has decided to put the extra TV revenue to good use.
I believe that the £150 tickets in the East Stand will probably be relocated to behind the goal. I’d personally hope they’d be reduced but don’t anticipate that.
Whatever happens and boycott aside then the income from ticket sales will fall significantly. I expect most fans are like me and have mates who support the odd Championship side and often invite them along or accompany them to the game.
The same can’t be said of the majority of League One sides ( I do know a few Cobblers fans but that's about it ).
Personally, I expect to renew. I’m aware of all the arguments of course and as unhappy with this regime as anyone else. However, I’d expect to attend most home games and I’d be out of pocket by not getting one and would ultimately be putting more money into Roly’s.
In addition, the hassle of sorting tickets doesn’t appeal especially living a fair distance away from S.E.7.
Please spare a thought for me as I may end up “ dahn our gaff “ sitting in a sparsely populated East Stand that contains just me and a2c !
Just when you though it couldn’t get worse !