MANSFIELD Town fans were delighted today to learn the club had done a U-turn over their controversial expensive new season ticket prices for U16s and have now made them even cheaper than last year.
The club said today: “Following a review of season ticket prices from Mansfield Town’s last board meeting, where a pricing structure was agreed, the club today confirmed that season tickets for U16s can now be bought for just £80.”
Chief executive officer Carolyn Still made the decision today after consultation with fans and has now made prices for U16s £10 cheaper than last season.
“After listening to feedback from our fans, which is very important to us, we have decided to alter the pricing structure for U16s,” said Ms Still.
“We aim to encourage as many young fans as possible to the One Call Stadium next season to help our promotion charge,” she added.
Fans aged from 11 to 16 can now buy a season ticket for £80 in any stand whilst U10s can buy for £75 (Ian Greaves Upper) or £60 (Ian Greaves Lower/Quarry Lane End).
The new pricing structure has been implemented with immediate effect.
The club’s original announcement saw U16s prices rise from £90 to £230, maing Mansfield the most expensive junior ticket outisde the Championship.
The club’s statement today suggests the original price was agreed at a meeting of the board of directors. But the directors said they did not agree to it and three of them last week quite the club to form their own new club AFC Mansfield.