We are pleased to launch the season tickets for the 2017/18 season.
We recognise that times are still hard for many people financially and therefore we have taken a decision to reward our loyal season ticket holders by freezing prices for all season tickets during the early-bird offer period, in addition to offering the usual early-bird incentive of additional free matches.
This means that if you renew or buy a season ticket between Saturday 25th March and 30th April, you will pay exactly the same as the early-bird prices in the 2016/17 season, even if we are (as we hope to be) promoted back into the Football League.
Once the early bird offer period has expired, season tickets will come off sale until the end of the play offs. They will go back on sale towards the end of May at the same prices as the standard renewal prices for the 2016/17 season in the event that we do not get promoted, but will rise by the equivalent of £1 per game for adults and young persons if we are promoted back to League 2. Under-12 prices will remain the same even if we are promoted.
The price freeze comes on the back of another freeze last year for 80% of our season ticket holders, because we are trying to keep the football at Prenton Park as affordable as possible, despite the fact that we are not yet breaking even financially. Our tickets are amongst the cheapest seated tickets in the National League, although we have the best stadium in the league (and probably in League 2) and are committed to maintaining a top-third playing budget in whatever division we are playing in.
We have continued to try and improve the match day experience for supporters this year, including with the refurbishment of the Legends Suites (Aldo’s and Dixie’s) and the ongoing seat replacement programme in the stadium. We still have more to do and are continually discussing with the Official Supporters Club and the Supporters’ Trust further plans for this which we hope to implement during the closed season.
One of the things we are particularly proud of at the Club is the impact that the #SWA2 initiative has had on some of the most disadvantaged people in our community. The enormous generosity of the fans, the OSC, the Supporters Trust and local businesses has meant that this year we have been able to make a big impact on the lives of hundreds of people in Wirral who are on the margins of social exclusion. There will be an opportunity when buying your season ticket to add a donation to the #SWA2 fund, and I hope that many of you will consider taking the opportunity to donate to this very worthy cause.
I would like to thank all of you who have supported Tranmere this season, and we hope to see you back for the next campaign, which will hopefully see us fighting for promotion to League 1.