TRANMERE ROVERS FOOTBALL CLUB
Tranmere Rovers is committed to providing excellent customer service to all supporters (both home and visiting), businesses and stakeholders. We are a club at the heart of its community and we have a long standing commitment to being the best value for money family club in the region.
Our objectives for the season are:
1. To further improve the facilities and matchday experience in the Family Paddock and to organise activities in there
2. To ask for input in deciding kit for next season with a supporters’ poll
3. To continue and expand the introduction of Customer Service Assistants to engage supporters and help with information and feedback
4. Assist and develop a Disabled Supporters’ Group
Our point of contact for customer queries is Sue Beedles. She may be contacted as follows: By post – letters should be addressed to Sue Beedles, Supporter Liaison Officer, Tranmere Rovers Football Club, Prenton Park, Prenton Road West, Birkenhead, Wirral CH42 9PY or by fax on 0151 609 0606 or telephone on 0871 221 2001 from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tranmere Rovers will endeavour to respond to any letter within seven working days of receipt of such letter. If it is not possible to provide a full response to the issue raised within that time, an acknowledgement will be sent and a detailed reply will follow within 21 working days following receipt of the original letter.
The Club will respond by whatever method is appropriate taking into account the nature of the initial contact.
Should the correspondent not be satisfied by the Club’s response, The Football League’s Customer Service Department can be contacted as follows:
The Football League Customer Services Department, Operations Centre, Edward VII Quay, Navigation Way, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2YF.
Telephone: 0844 335 0183.
Alternatively, the Independent Football Ombudsman can be contacted at:
The Independent Football Ombudsman
57 Great George Street
We expect our staff to conduct themselves in a courteous and responsive manner in all dealings with supporters and the Club is dedicated to treating all persons equally.
The Club is committed to eliminating discrimination. We will not tolerate discrimination on the grounds of race, disability, religion and belief, gender, sexual orientation and age and will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate disciplinary action in whatever context it occurs.
The Club is committed to ensuring that its disabled supporters and customers have as full access as is reasonably possible to make to all goods, services and facilities provided or offered to the public by the Club.
The Club will operate a concessionary ticketing policy for disabled supporters and will ensure that the scheme does not discriminate between disabled people with differing impairments.
The Club recognises that not all of its facilities are fully accessible to disabled customers and confirms that it is committed to making the necessary reasonable adjustments described by the Disability Discrimination Act and its relevant Codes of Practice to ensure full compliance with the legislation.
The Club has a grievance procedure in place and guarantees to its disabled supporters and customers that any complaints of discrimination will be dealt with quickly under that procedure.
The Club has advised its staff that any incident of discrimination under the provisions of the Act is a serious matter and will be dealt with under the Club’s Disciplinary Procedures.
The Club will provide the following:
31 Wheelchair spaces
16 Car park spaces
Concessionary admission prices are available and carers are admitted free of charge.
For further information and to book these facilities, contact the Ticket Office on 0871 221 2001. Our disability liaison officer is Christine Roberts who can be contacted on 0871 221 2001.
Tranmere Rovers is committed to working with the local community.
Tranmere Rovers’ senior staff and players regularly make visits to local schools, hospitals and charities. For more information or to request a school visit please contact the Club in writing.
The ‘Tranmere Rovers in the Community’ team arranges coaching sessions in the community and gives advice about football, etc. They also run ladies and disability teams. For more information please contact Steve Williams, Tranmere Rovers in the Community, Tranmere Rovers Football Club or telephone 0151 608 2354 or visit http://www.tranmererovers.co.uk/club/community/.
The Club consults supporters on a regular basis through supporters’ forums and meetings with supporters associations.
Tranmere Rovers uses its official website (www.tranmererovers.co.uk), matchday programmes and local media to publicise its position on major policy issues or up and coming events.
Tranmere Rovers always strives to keep shareholders, supporters, sponsors, and the local authority informed and updated on relevant issues and changes.
Tranmere Rovers ensures the earliest possible notice is given when communicating changes relating to the pricing of tickets.
The Club is considering undertaking research amongst supporters on the design of new strips.
Tranmere Rovers is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards to meet its social, moral and legal responsibilities to safeguard the welfare of every child/young person or vulnerable adult. Tranmere Rovers acknowledges its responsibility under the Children’s Act 2004 and the Education Act 2002 to safeguard the welfare of everyone under the age of 18 (and the Human Rights Act 1998 for apprentices aged 18 or over) who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all. Tranmere Rovers has a role to play, in partnership with other agencies, to provide appropriate support and care for anyone who choose to disclose abuse. Tranmere Rovers is fully supportive of The Football League’s Safeguarding Policy and will work closely with The Football League, The Football Association and The Football League Trust in supporting and promoting safeguarding issues. The protection and safety of child/young person or vulnerable adult is everyone's responsibility. All staff, board members, partners and others have a responsibility to make the learning environment safe and secure for all. Ignoring abuse is not an option. All staff must recognise this and must report any concerns for the well-being of apprentices in accordance with this Policy. However, ultimate responsibility will continue to rest with parents and guardians.
Tranmere Rovers will seek innovative ways to widen the spectator access to our fixtures. The Club ensures that there is wide access to matches by offering a broad range of ticket prices.
The Club offers discounted season tickets for Juniors (16 or under), Young Persons (17 to 22 years) and supporters living a significant distance from the Club (over 75 miles radius). Under-7s, Under-12s, Under-17s and Family season tickets have been introduced.
Tranmere Rovers season ticket holders have the option of paying by instalment.
Match tickets can be purchased at http://www.trfctickets.co.uk
At least 5% of tickets to each game are always made available to Non Season Ticket holders.
Tranmere Rovers offers concessionary prices to junior supporters, young people and senior citizens. Concessions for senior citizens are available to men and women who are 65 or older. For the 2013-14 season the Seniors age category has been changed to 65 years and older in line with Government legislation. However, renewing season ticket holders aged 60 and over on September 1 2013 will not be affected by this change.
The Club endeavours to make all areas of the ground suitable for families but there are designated family friendly areas in all stands, which are close to entrances, exits and facilities. Specially trained stewards will be close by. In particular we recommend the Family Paddock, situated in front of the Main Stand, for families or those bringing young children to matches. A DVD guide to Prenton Park is available to supporters on request from the Club Shop. We request that supporters who do not wish to observe the child friendly rules in this area should sit in alternative stand.
There are a number of restricted view seats in the Main Stand. These are only sold in the event of capacity attendance and customers are notified prior to purchasing a ticket.
Season ticket holders receive priority for the purchase of tickets for away matches when it is considered that demand for tickets may exceed the allocation. The home club determines the cost of these tickets. Details are advertised locally, on the official website and in the matchday programme.
The Club arranges travel to away matches and has provided subsidised travel on a number of occasions over the last few seasons in appreciation of those who travel away. Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to travel unless with an adult. Those between the ages of 14 and 16 should have a signed authorisation from a parent or guardian.
Tickets for Cup Competitions are priced according to the competition, the stage in the competition and status of the opponent. In some competitions ticket prices must be agreed to by the opponent. Details are advertised locally, on the website and, when possible, in matchday programmes. Ticket allocation depends on the fixture but, whenever demand is expected to exceed the allocation, season ticket holders are given priority. Prices for the FA Cup Final, Carling Cup Final and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final are fixed by the FA and The Football League, not by the clubs participating in the Final.
The Club’s policy on the return and distribution of unwanted tickets is to offer a full refund up until 24 hours before kick off. The ticket is then made available for re-sale. After that time, refunds will not be given. This policy may be varied for high profile fixtures and, if so, details will be incorporated into ticket publicity for that match.
If the match is postponed before kick–off, ticket holders are entitled to use the ticket for the rearranged game and customers unable to attend that game are given a full refund up to 24 hours before the re-arranged match. If a match is abandoned after kick-off, spectators are entitled to half price admission to the rearranged match.
ACCOMMODATING AWAY SUPPORTERS
Tranmere Rovers abides by Football League Regulations governing the allocation of tickets to visiting clubs.
Tranmere Rovers does not charge admission prices to supporters of a visiting club, which are higher than those charged to our own supporters for comparable accommodation. In particular our concessionary rates offered to seniors, young persons and junior supporters apply to supporters of a visiting club. The only exception to this would be where the Club offers discounted tickets to groups such as schools and charities as part of the Club’s activities. Reciprocal offers are not available to schools in the locality of the visiting club. The visitors’ stand (“the Cowshed”) has facilities that are better or comparable to those in the Main Stand.
Tranmere Rovers seeks to categorically adhere to all data protection guidelines. We will only hold supporter data and pass on data if we have your permission to do so. If you wish to know what data we hold on you we are happy to provide it. Likewise, if your information changes or if you wish us to stop using your data at any time, you can contact us on 0871 221 2001.
Subject to your agreement Tranmere Rovers and its group companies will use your information together with other information for administration, marketing, customer services and profiling your purchasing preferences.
We may search the files of credit reference agencies (who will record any credit searches on your file) for one or more of the following purposes:
(i) To help us make credit decisions about you;
(ii) To prevent fraud;
(iii) To check your identity and to prevent money laundering
We may also disclose details of how you conduct your account to such agencies. The information will be used by other credit grantors for making credit decisions about you and members of your household as well as fraud prevention, money laundering prevention and occasionally for tracing debtors.
We may make your information available to other persons and/or organisations who are our business partners or with whom we do business (“third parties”). We or they may contact you by mail, telephone, SMS, fax or e-mail to let you know about any goods, services, credit or promotions which may be of interest to you.
We may pass information about you for the above purposes to other companies associated with us or to third parties in countries which do not provide the same level of data protection as the UK. If we do so we will enter into contract to ensure your information is protected.
Our ground catering is run by Willow Catering. They can be contacted on email@example.com.
The Club has a duty to ensure that it provides a safe stadium environment on match days and in turn supporters adhere to the official ground regulations which can be found here - http://www.tranmererovers.co.uk/news/article/ground-regulations-236886.aspx.
Tranmere Rovers carries out its obligations under Football League Regulations to prevent price fixing in relation to the sale of replica Strip.
The Club offers refunds on merchandise in accordance with its legal obligations.
Details of the next intended kit change are available from the Club Shop.
Club Shop opening hours are as follows: Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 5.00pm; Midweek matchnights: 9.30am – kick off; Non-match Saturdays: 10.00am – 1.00pm; Match Saturdays: 10.00am – kick off. Closed on Saturdays during the close season.