Ipswich Town have cut all season tickets prices across the stadium by 10 per cent for the 2018/19 season.
Adult fans will pay the lowest price since 2010 with season ticket holders in the lower tiers around Portman Road making a saving of £42 compared to 2017/18 prices. Adult season ticket holders in D Block of the Cobbold Stand will save close on £100.
An adult ticket in the lower tier of all four stands will now cost £381, working out at just £16.56 per match.
A season ticket for U23s will be available from £9 per game for 23 EFL matches while a season ticket for a senior will cost 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 launched in 2017/18 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.
Season ticket holders can continue to take advantage of the Club’s interest free Direct Debit payment scheme over 12 months.
As usual, supporters will get the best prices when purchasing before the Early Bird deadline of midday on Monday, April 30, 2018, with adults in the lower tiers of the Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey stands making a saving of £163 compared to post deadline.
“I made a mistake last year in increasing prices on the back of a tough season,” Town owner Marcus Evans told the Club website.
“This year we have performed better on the pitch in what is an increasingly challenging division but I feel it’s the right thing to do by dropping season ticket prices substantially.
“I hope this encourages current season ticket holders to renew again for next year and acts as an incentive for those who perhaps have not been regulars at Portman Road this year.
“Results on the pitch are the most important aspect of any football club and from talking to the manager and the players, I know supporters have a part to play in that. If we are together and united behind the team, it gives the Club the best platform to move forward.”
Season ticket packs with full details will be distributed in the post from April 3, with supporters able to purchase season tickets from that date.
Current season ticket holders who pay by direct debit will automatically be renewed for 2018/19 unless they tell the Club otherwise.
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 of midday on Monday, April 30. THIS MUST BE DONE IN WRITING. You can do this by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 in due course.
When do season tickets go on sale?
Tuesday, April 3.
What happens if I don’t purchase a new season ticket until after April 30?
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.