Fans’ thumbs up to Stags’ season ticket prices

The One Call Stadium, home of Mansfield Town FC.
The One Call Stadium, home of Mansfield Town FC.

Mansfield Town supporters are largely happy with the club’s season ticket prices which were announced on Friday.

The cut-price ‘Early Bird’ ticket deal was given a big thumbs up and the overall pricing was seen as reasonable, though there were concerns over matchday admission prices for children and adults.

An SFU spokesman said: “Stags Fans United are delighted that the club has offered an early bird season ticket.

“This was the number one suggestion we made to club when we were asked for our thoughts in April, ahead of any draft season ticket prices.

“The early bird prices represent excellent value.

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“The overall pricing of season tickets is fair and reasonable in our opinion.”

However, the SFU were concerned over matchday prices.

“We asked the club to look after kids and families by having cheap junior and family matchday tickets,” said the spokesman.

“However, the matchday prices for kids are still too high in our opinion based on consistent feedback from fans.

“Kids do not tend to plan ahead to buy tickets and need to be encouraged to attend on a matchday.

“The cheapest matchday walk up price for a schoolkid is £14, which we think is far too much.”

He continued: “There were two other areas with regard to individual match tickets that we highlighted to the club in April, which came up from the consultation with fans in 2015 and that had not yet been incorporated.

“These were to try to keep the adult price around £20 - the matchday price for Ian Greaves Upper tier has risen to £24 – and to keep matchday prices the same as tickets purchased earlier.

“The consistent feedback from fans was to remove the difference between advance prices and matchday prices, but the difference still remains.

“However, the fans recognise that if John Radford is providing Steve Evans with a competitive budget for ‘Project Promotion’ then this may need to be partly financed by an increase in matchday ticket prices for adults.”