Club to honour Early Bird prices until Wednesday due to busy ticket phone lines
The uptake on season ticket sales for 2018/19 is 7 per cent up on this time last year.
The Club’s ticket office took more than 150 calls in three hours this morning as supporters took advantage of the Early Bird prices, which sees a saving of more than £160 against post Early Bird.
More than 10,000 season tickets have now been purchased at the best prices, with cancellations down by 50 per cent compared to last year.
Blues have cut all season tickets prices across the stadium by 10 per cent for the 2018/19 season, with adults paying the lowest price since 2010.
“The uptake has been very encouraging and obviously we are delighted,” Town MD, Ian Milne, told the Club website.
“There is a positive feeling about the Club and I think that is shown with the increase in season ticket sales.
“We are going into an exciting new era for everyone involved with Ipswich Town, particularly the supporters.”
The Early Bird deadline was set at midday today but with the phone lines remaining busy, the Club will continue to honour the Early Bird prices until midday on Wednesday, May 2, allowing season ticket holders to take advantage of the Club’s interest free Direct Debit payment scheme over 12 months.
An adult ticket in the lower tier of all four stands at Portman Road costs £381, working out at just £16.56 per match. That’s a saving of £42 compared to 2017/18. It’s also a saving of £163 compared to buying a season ticket AFTER the Early Bird deadline.
A season ticket for U23s is available from £9 per game while a season ticket for a senior costs from £12 per game.
The Club’s pledge to promote young Blues coming to Portman Road continues with U16s paying the equivalent of £4.62 per game and U12s paying just £1.96 per match.
The loyalty reward scheme for U12s stays in place. Every game attended in the family areas by an U12 season ticket holder next season will see a value of £2 in TeamCard points credited to their fan account. So if they attend all 23 Championship home games, they will be credited to the value of £46, covering the cost of the season ticket.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SEASON TICKETS 2018/19
If I’m a current season ticket holder and want to renew, how do I go about it?
If you pay via the Club’s Direct Debit scheme, then your season ticket will automatically be renewed for next season but at the new lower price. You don’t have to do anything, it’s that simple. If you are a season ticket holder but not on the Direct Debit scheme you can renew at the Planet Blue store, online at www.itfcdirect.com or by filling in the postal application sent with the season ticket packs.
What if I’m not a current season ticket holder but want to purchase?
You can do so via www.itfcdirect.com or in person in the Club’s Planet Blue superstore at Portman Road, or by calling the Ticket Office on 03330 050503.
If I’m a season ticket holder and don’t want to renew for next year, how do I go about that?
You have to tell the Club by the Early Bird deadline. THIS MUST BE DONE IN WRITING. You can do this by email at email@example.com or by sending the appropriate form in the season ticket packs back to the Club using the Freepost envelope provided.
Is the Club’s Direct Debit scheme still interest free?
Absolutely. If you purchase or renew before Early Bird deadline and want to use the Direct Debit scheme, your payments will be split over 12 months, with the first payment going out on May 10 and subsequent payments on the first working day of each month thereafter. If you purchase after the Early Bird deadline your payments will be spread over a shorter period.
How much can you save by purchasing at the Early Bird rate?
You can save more than £160 in the lower tiers of Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey stands and more than £250 elsewhere in the stadium.
How does the U12s reward scheme work?
Every time an U12 season ticket holder in the family areas has their season ticket scanned on the gate at a home EFL game, a reward of 200 TeamCard points (which is the equivalent of £2) is credited to their fan account. The points build up through the season and can be used any time in the Planet Blue store. If an U12 attends every home game in the EFL, they will receive 4600 TeamCard points, which works out at the value of £46. That could be put against the cost of next year’s season ticket and if prices remain the same would mean the cost for 2019/20 would be zero!
What about match tickets?
They are currently under discussion and full details will be provided soon
What happens if I don’t purchase a new season ticket at Early Bird prices?
The season ticket will then be the same post Early Bird price as for the current 2017/2018 season.
How can supporters contact the Club with any enquiries?
The Ticket Office enquiries line is 03330 050503, Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm. This is only for help though.