Season ticket holders now have until May 1 to opt-out of 'free' Premier League ticket opportunity
Season ticket holders who renewed their season tickets for 2014/15 using the interest free direct debit scheme were offered the opportunity of a free Premier League season ticket for 2015/16 if Town were promoted next year in return for a contribution of £10 a month to the Academy Association as a Ramsey Friend for the next 12 months.
The Club have written to all season ticket holders who have yet to opt out of the Academy pledge to inform them that they now have extended the deadline from April 17 to May 1 after publishing errors were made by the Club in the season ticket literature.
“The Club is placing a huge emphasis on the development of players through the Academy, which we believe is vitally important if we are to compete with clubs both with and without Premier League parachute payments,” said Town joint managing director, Ian Milne.
“We have a long tradition of developing home grown players and the Club wants this to continue.
“To assist the Club in its push for Category 1 Academy status we have launched various fund-raising initiatives, the key one being the opportunity for season ticket holders to obtain a free Premier League season ticket if we are promoted next year for those pledging £10 per month to the Academy for season 2014/15.
“We have had great take up for the pledge but we are however conscious that fans were not aware from our season ticket literature that the Academy pledge was an opt-out scheme until payment schedules were sent out. This was a mistake by the Club at the publishing stage and we apologise for that.
“While wanting to encourage support for the Academy, we also want to ensure that only those that want to contribute do so. We are therefore extending the opt-out period from the original date of April 17 to May 1.”
Season ticket holders on the direct debit scheme can opt out of the Academy pledge by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0844 8011555 by May1.
A new payment schedule will be sent out confirming this change.