Cut-price seats at football ‘brilliant’

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DELIGHTED fans have praised their chairman for slashing season ticket prices.

Supporters of Fleetwood Town have until June 28 to get their hands on a reduced rate season ticket which could save the Cod Army up to £110 in some seats while under-16s get in for free.

An adult season ticket in the club’s flagship Parkside stand has been reduced to £189.50 from £275 and an under 18 or over 65 will now see all the action at Highbury for £104.50 in the main stand.

Fleetwood currently lie just below the play-off places as they reach the climax of their first season in the football league under owner Andy Pilley and fans hope the prices will bring the club and community closer together.

Nick Jones, 43, from Bleasdale Avenue, Poulton, watches the games with his son.

He said: “It’s tremendous. This shows a commitment to the fans from Mr Pilley and that’s great.

“The more people coming to the games will mean the future of the club is assured.”

Terry Harrop, 64, of Oldbury Place, Cleveleys, added: “This is excellent because if we can get the support again next year it will help the team.

“The prices will pull people in and encourage them to come along and it gets the community behind them.”

Fans who purchase a ticket will benefit from a 50 per cent discount on away travel, reduced hospitality rate of £25 and priority cup tickets.

Mel Deardon, 68, travels to the games with his friend from Hambleton.

Mr Deardon, of Sherbourne Road, added: “It’s brilliant and shows a bit of enterprise.

“It’s a friendly club and hopefully this will get more fans coming in.”

Raymond Sutcliffe, 65, of Hambleton, added: “Mr Pilley is looking after the fans and it’s great to see.

“Everywhere you look prices are going up, so it’s nice to see something coming down.”

A statement on the club’s season ticket application form read: “We want to see the local community supporting their team so we’ve brought these prices down as low as they can go.

“We’ve had a great first season in the football league, so let’s kick off the new season with a packed out stadium.”