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Season ticket prices frozen for 2015-16

10/02/2015  Comments (26)  jump
Everton have announced a freeze on the price of season tickets for next season which go on sale on Monday 23rd February at 8am.

The club see the move as a reward for a record number of season ticket holders during 2014/15 and reinforcement of their commitment to ensuring that football Goodison Park remains affordable for fans of all ages.

Full details from evertonfc.com:

Adult Season Tickets start at 444, with Concession Season Tickets available from 328. Pricing for children under 11 remains at 95 (equating to 5 per game) while Junior Season Tickets (under 16s**) are also frozen at 149 in the Family Enclosure and 199 throughout the remainder of the stadium.

The window for Early Bird Discount has been extended to Sunday, May 24, offering a minimum 25 per cent saving for renewing and returning Season Ticket holders when compared to purchasing on an individual game basis. For the first time new Season Ticket holders will benefit from the same discount.

Payment plan options remain in place and last year a record number of fans took up the opportunity to secure their Season Ticket through the Everton MasterCard nine-month interest-free offer or Direct Debit, allowing up to ten monthly instalments.  


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Ralph Basnett
1 Posted 10/02/2015 at 07:11:45
New stadium will raise its ugly head and rumours of massive investment into the squad for next year will attempt to coax us out of our hard-earned money.

After a poor season like we are having, they should be reducing season ticket prices but that will never happen.

Kunal Desai
2 Posted 10/02/2015 at 07:14:43
Probably because they know that people will not renew watching the shite which Martinez has served up this season and yet again not a single pot to piss in during the summer to get any players in.
Lyndon Lloyd
3 Posted 10/02/2015 at 07:29:40
It may be that with the massive TV rights deal (and the imminent new one that some are estimating could beat the current one by 45%) Everton simply can afford to freeze prices because matchday revenue is an increasingly shrinking slice of the pie.

Nevertheless, the club have historically done their best to keep prices low relative to the rest of the Premier League and the especially low Junior prices is a smart way to get the next generation through the doors now.

So it's a little churlish in my view to come out with the usual criticism rather than merely give kudos to what is a welcome move.

Debate over how much of the aforementioned TV bounty should be going towards the debt versus squad strengthening will no doubt rage in the summer if Martinez is restricted in what he can do but let's wait until we get there.

Jim Bennings
4 Posted 10/02/2015 at 08:18:31
They could hardly hike up the prices after this season of hardly any entertainment value, because at the end of the day football is about entertainment and fans pay good money to see it.

The money men are probably bricking it now because they know full well that there is going to be nowhere near the amount sold as last summer.

This has to be one of the dullest Everton sides of recent years and they can't just take for granted that fans are going to keep coming back in their droves to watch dross.

Tony Abrahams
5 Posted 10/02/2015 at 08:28:29
People deride the Europa League, but if we don't have a good run in it, I fear we will lose at least 25% of our season ticket holders this summer.

We brought them back to drive them away again, because if the entertainment stays at such a low level, then I'm sure the masses will vote with their feet.

The fact that new season ticket holders will also apply for the discount for the very first time, tells me everything!

Peter Murray
6 Posted 10/02/2015 at 08:54:43
# 3

Fair comment,Lyndon.

There's also the issue of a lot of "austerity" around these days.

As a season ticket holder, I welcome this move by Everton.

Jim Bennings
7 Posted 10/02/2015 at 08:57:40
Is February not too early to start selling season tickets for next season anyway?

I mean come on, fans don't even know for absolute certain what division we are going to be in, add to the fact we need to see what type of movements are made in the transfer window during summer.

For me, they all just expect this commitment too soon.

Colin Glassar
8 Posted 10/02/2015 at 09:03:09
Like Lyndon said, the TV deal more than covers this. Gate money is part of an ever-shrinking pie nowadays, it's the mega bucks from sky and BT which are keeping us afloat.

I would have added commercial deals but we all know ours are almost non-existent.

James Watts
9 Posted 10/02/2015 at 09:26:11
New Stadium & investor, 24/7 search update, in 3...2...1...
Dave Abrahams
10 Posted 10/02/2015 at 09:51:45
I'll be renewing mine at the latest possible date.

Not impressed by the freeze on prices, I couldn't have expected anything but this, after such a poor season in terms of results and entertainment.

Christopher Dover
11 Posted 10/02/2015 at 10:17:26
Okay, I'm armchair supporter for many many years but now a possibility I can go to matches.

As a pensioner I assume that would be a concession but I would be very grateful for advice as to where to look for a seat?

Any suggestions very gratefully received.

John Zapa
12 Posted 10/02/2015 at 10:10:35
Lyndon, the new TV deal and the expected increase in revenue as a result won't kick in until the 2016-17 season. This has nothing to do with the upcoming season 2015-16 and ticket prices. It's not guaranteed that the club will still be in the Premier League by then to benefit from this jackpot.

My worry is next season, the club will have a big shortfall in revenue compared to this season because:

1: Lower final league position (up to 㾶M less)

2: No Europa League football (around 㾸M)

3: Lower ticket sales (up to ١M)

On top of that, up to 4 senior players could leave for free at the end of their contracts, and would need lots of money to replace.

All of this would lead to the obvious conclusion for next season:

1: One or two high-profile players will need to be sold to be able to manage the shortfall and new player signings. Any of Stones, Coleman, Barkley, McCarthy, Mirallas will be gone.

2: A relegation battle from the start of the season. My prediction is that it will not end well.

Karl Masters
13 Posted 10/02/2015 at 10:45:00
John Zapa:

Are you Private Frazer reincarnated?

"We're doomed I tell ye, DOOOMED!!"

Cheer up, FFS

Jim Bennings
14 Posted 10/02/2015 at 11:04:38
I can understand John's frustration and whilst we try not to be overly negative, this current plight at Everton is a dire one

We are becoming marooned in the bottom half with even clubs in the top 9 opening a gap between us and with three of our next four matches away to Chelsea, Arsenal and Stoke it's looking line wins will remain few and far between.

Fans appreciate we are one of the cheaper clubs at charging for season tickets but the prices are still expensive and the very least fans want is entertainment value if not wins, we know they can't win every game but this season the football has been mind-numbing at Goodison.

Anthony Riley
15 Posted 10/02/2015 at 11:47:29
So the brand of football has been a bit dull this season but look around the Premier League and which fans are happy with the football they are served? Chelsea possibly? Southampton? Spurs?Even West Ham who are having their best season in years moan about the style of football under Big Sam.‎

Look at Liverpool, they pay a lot more than us and all moan about the brand of football they watch, passing for passing’s sake boring everybody. Man Utd fans have never had worse football served to them, even under Moyes. Arsenal fans bored of Wenger and his lack of new ideas... even Man City the champions, people ring 606 moaning about going the match!‎

In comparison, we all pay at the lower end of prices to go to Goodison every week, so credit where credit is due.

Chris Leyland
16 Posted 10/02/2015 at 12:52:34
How about this for a season ticket pricing structure?

We start with a price freeze; we then take last year's league position (5th) and say that for every league place we finish below that season ticket holders will receive a 㾶 refund back to their accounts over the summer.

John Audsley
17 Posted 10/02/2015 at 13:01:21
Will we really lose 㾸M if we are not in the Europa??

Not sure I believe that.

Ian Glassey
18 Posted 10/02/2015 at 13:36:25
Does it get earlier every year, we are just in to February and they are on about season tickets. Oh well we can expect the takeover rumours to start again, Kenwright can wait till the last day of the early bird before he gets my cash.
Nick Page
19 Posted 10/02/2015 at 14:42:01
I reckon 35k supporters could stump up ٠k each max and buy EFC. Wouldn't make any difference to the transfer budget and the fans could then vote on a range of things. Like keeping ticket prices low.... Also, doubt we'd see much in the Other Operating Costs line either.

24/7/365 over a fucking barrel.

John Zapa
20 Posted 10/02/2015 at 16:10:23
John Audsley,

The 㾸M figure is an approximation of the total prize money, TV revenue and additional gate receipts. This figure could possibly be higher if the latter stages of the competition is reached.

Tony Marsh
21 Posted 10/02/2015 at 17:02:50
Great news! I will get my coat. Why on earth should anyone consider renewing tickets at this time of year when the club and team is in such a mess? We should not be freezing prices anyway it sends out a bad message, were crap come and watch us on the cheap? Arsenal make a fortune from match day revenue so do Man Utd. It's Mickey Mouse chairmen like Kenwright who feel the need to undervalue the club that these fire sales promote.

If we had maintained last season's form we would probably have a waiting list for season tickets now, like all the other big clubs have. Instead, BK doesn't invest properly we slide down the table and then try to flog the club's revenue off on the cheap. It's a joke. I don't mind paying the going rate if the product is decent.

Bill Kenwright – the man who turned EFC into the Aldi of football clubs...

Helen Mallon
22 Posted 10/02/2015 at 17:53:52
Well, John Zappa, we will gain 㿀-odd million because we will win the Europa League and be in the Champions League next season.
Peter Mills
23 Posted 10/02/2015 at 18:25:32
I'll renew my season ticket.
John Raftery
24 Posted 10/02/2015 at 18:49:17
I will renew as well - as I have done for the last 47 seasons.
Michael Kenrick
26 Posted 10/02/2015 at 19:12:32
Here's the link to details of the 2016-2019 broadcast deal.
Nick Entwistle
27 Posted 10/02/2015 at 22:45:38
Kenwright hopefully hasn't gone all Milliband and introduced a freeze given prices may fall due to eek! Relegation!

Given the massive overseas deal, and now this domestic rise, PL clubs could actually cut prices in half and not feel the difference.

We fund the sponsors and buy the Sky packages, or at least pass cash to the pubs with the Sky packages. Its incredible no fans group or MP is calling for a reduction in prices.

This country expects to be ripped off and no complaint. No other majour league has these prices, yet none are richer or as highly supported.


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