Season tickets frozen at the Crabble

Losing Blue Square Bet South play-off finalists Dover Athletic have frozen the cost of season tickets for 2013/14, if purchased before June 30, 2013.

Despite a tough trading year, caused mainly by disappointing attendances, the club wants to give supporters an opportunity to avoid the inevitable price rises next term will bring.

Season tickets will include the option to sit at no extra cost; as well as saving on the purchase of a first-team replica shirt, season ticket holders will pay just £30 inc VAT.

While the Whites are aware that its supporters are effected by the current economic climate, it hopes fans understand the same issues affect the club.

As such general admission prices, which despite ever increasing costs and inflation have not risen in three years, will increase slightly to:

Adults: £13

Over 60: £10

U18: £6


Season ticket prices purchased before June 30:

Adult: £210

Over 60: £149

U18: £70

Season ticket prices will rise after June 30 to:

Adult: £265

Over 60: £204

U18: £120

Dover chairman Jim Parmenter said: “We need to live within our means and unfortunately due to lower than expected attendances last season, the board have had to take the difficult decision of increasing our prices slightly.

“We have done this in the best interests of the club and hope that supporters recognise that this is required to ensure their club continues to prosper.

“Any money the club makes is always ploughed back in to improving things both on and off the pitch. None of the board are paid or take money from the club and jobs around the club are undertaken by volunteers.

“Running a football club and associated infrastructure is, unfortunately, an expensive business. We hope that the frozen season ticket prices go some way to assisting fans.”

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Posted: Monday , May 20, 2013