Elstone confident Everton are nurturing future generations of fans

Thursday 11 November 2016  5 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton CEO Robert Elstone has spoken of how the club are increasing the number of young fans at Goodison Park with low ticket prices at Goodison Park.

The club has 8,000 young season-ticket holders this season, a 15% up increase 2015-16, with one in four of available seats occupied by fans under the age of 22.

“We were delighted to offer significant season ticket price reductions and are proud of the fact that more than one in four of our record-breaking season ticket base are young fans, with many on their first steps of a lifelong relationship with the Club," he says on the Premier League website.

“When we look around Goodison Park, on matchday, we feel confident we will be handing the Club on to future custodians, with the next generation of Evertonians firmly in place.”

» Read the full article at Premier League website

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Jack Convery
1 Posted 11/11/2016 at 19:38:30
Might be a good idea not to take us old lags for granted. We've heard EFC bull for a long time and the last few days have been full of it.
Geoff Evans
2 Posted 14/11/2016 at 16:36:52
Jack said it all.
Brian Harrison
3 Posted 14/11/2016 at 16:44:24
I think what EFC do for young fans is brilliant, my Grandson who is just about to turn 7 has had a season ticket for 2 seasons. The £ 95.00 he pays is a smashing deal. Seeing so many young fans at the game is really uplifting so well done EFC.
Brent Stephens
4 Posted 14/11/2016 at 17:05:05
This story is about Everton (sorry, "us") season ticket prices and the young lads. Well done "us".

The future is blue – in the best sense.

Tom Hughes
5 Posted 15/11/2016 at 21:04:22
Tbh... The cheap season tickets for kids are merely a symptom of not being able to sell out at full price. The really cheap kids tickets first appeared when our attendances began to drop a few years ago. LFC also have cheaper tickets for kids, but limit the number because they know demand is there to sell out at full adult prices.

It's basic common sense that, if we cannot sell out to adults, then we should at least target kids (who will probably be accompanied by an adult). On the other hand, it is good to see that young blues get into the match-going habit to a far greater extent than their red tellypudlian friends. Hopefully, one day there'll be demand for far more, and the new capacity to fill.

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