Div 3 season ticket update
Further to my previous post
on the pricing of Division 3 season tickets, I have managed to eke out a bit more information as below.
You may have read this already, and in fact Deepest Darkest
alerted me to the fact, that Norwich have widely declared that they've already sold 18,000 2009/10 season tickets. A bloody good effort no doubt but what the Canaries have not been proclaiming is that as part of the 'price promise' the club are obliged to return 20% of the cost of the new ticket if they got relegated.
In the flyer issued to fans at the start of the year, it stated that the club would write to fans if relegation occurred. I understand Norwich's chief executive is about to do this but asking the 18,000 fans to waive their rights to a rebate. Incredible behaviour if true. How would we feel if this was Charlton?
Norwich are rumoured to be near to administration and as we well know, early guaranteed ticket income is very important to the viability and planning of the club. In fact they are holding a board meeting today, where Bryan Gunn's future is on the agenda but so will the huge hole in the club's finances of what I estimate to be between £1m - £1.25m if the club fail in their bid to win supporters over on the rebate issue.
This BBC clip
and the reaction of their supporters at The Valley on Saturday demonstrates Canary fans current attitude to Delia, her husband and the rest of the board.
Meanwhile troubled Southampton, who are said to have at least two interested parties in taking the club over, are yet to announce next year's season ticket prices. I'm not sure if this is due to the administrators or not, but in itself it appears irresponsible. Less suprisingly we are still waiting on play-off bound Scunthorpe United plus two clubs who escaped relegation Brighton and Hartlepool United have also yet to announce. Otherwise these are the outstanding club's cheapest and most expensive adult season ticket (not including any offers).
Charlton's Valley £290 / £425
Norwich's Carrow Road £479 / £617
Brentford's Griffin Park £300 / £395
Wycombe's Adams Park £280 / £375
Exeter's St James' £280 / £340
Oldham Athletic's Boundary Park £308 / £328
Bristol Rovers' Memorial Stadium £255 / £465
Leyton Orient's Matchroom £200 / £325
Millwall's New Den £270 / £370
MK Dons' MK Stadium £265 / £420
Leeds' Elland Road £431/ £636
Tranmere's Prenton Park £304 / £361
Southend's Roots Hall £420 / £420
Colchester's Community Stadium £342 / £546
Huddersfield Town's Galpharm Stadium £170 / £379
Stockport's Edgeley Road £287.50 / £322
Walsall Banks' Stadium £280 / £360
Yeovil's Huish Park £270 / £342
Swindon's wet County Ground £349 / £399
Carlisle's 'famous' Brunton Park £310 / £390