SWINDON TOWN: Town release season-ticket prices for 2014/15

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Town have released their season-ticket price list for 2014/15 Swindon Town have released their season-ticket price list for 2014/15

SWINDON Town have released details of how season tickets to the County Ground will be priced and structured for next season.

An adult renewing their season ticket in the Town End will pay £345, with side stands renewals costing £375.

Concessions in all areas of the ground will be charged £295 to renew, young adults will be asked to pay £265 and juniors £125.

In phase one of the sales process, which ends on March 31, the club offer an interest-free, 10-month payment plan.

New adult season-ticket holders buying their tickets up until March 31 will be charged £375 for a place in the Town End and £405 in the Arkell’s Stand and Don Rogers Stand.

Concessions wishing to buy a new season-ticket will pay £325 in all areas of the ground, young adults £295 and juniors £145.

Following the closure of the first phase of ticket sales, the option for an interest-free payment plan will expire.

From April prices in many areas increase by £10, while there is also a £28 administration fee applicable to any monthly payment plan from that point.

Matchday tickets, meanwhile, will be subdivided into gold, silver and bronze categories from the start of next season.

Gold matches will see adults pay £20 for a place in the Town End and £27 in the side stands, concessions £15 and £19, young adults £18 and £19 and juniors £12 in both.

Silver matches will cost adults £19 for a Town End seat and £25 in the side stands, concessions £15 and £19, young adults £15 and £17 and juniors £12 in all areas.

Bronze matches will be priced at £18 for an adult in the Town End and £23 in the side stands, £14 and £18 for concessions, £14 and £16 for young adults and £10 in all areas for juniors.

The matches will be placed into the gold, silver and bronze categories when the fixture list for the 2014/15 campaign is released in June.

In a statement on the club’s official website, chairman Lee Power explained the small price rises in certain areas of the ground.

The statement read: “As we continue to strive for a place in the play-offs and on-field success, I would like to say how pleased I am with the performance of the team this season. It has been a big year of change for the club both on and off the pitch with necessary steps being taken to bring the club in line with a more sustainable business model and the quality on show has, I am sure, more than surpassed most peoples’ expectations.

“In my vision for the future of Swindon Town Football Club, I have outlined the goal of promotion to the Championship and, should we not succeed this season, then we will be targeting a successful campaign in the 2014/15 season.

“I must stress that the future of the club is paramount and we must operate within our means. In doing so, I know that we can remain competitive as we have proved this season. We have, in my opinion, some of the best supporters in this division and our gates both home and away clearly show that your fantastic backing will be essential as we continue our promotion push.

“Season ticket prices have remained at a steady level for the past two seasons but, unfortunately, season ticket prices need to increase as we continue with our sustainable model. An increase of £1.09 per game will keep our prices in line with most League One clubs, whilst still providing great value for money. To help spread the cost of the increase, we would urge supporters to take advantage of the phase one, interest-free, 10-monthly installment plan.

“Matchday ticket prices will also be adjusted next season, with matches falling into either a bronze, silver or gold category. The fixtures will be categorised once the 2014/15 schedule is released later in the year. This ticketing strategy is intended to reward fans who regularly buy tickets week-in, week-out on matchdays; over the course of the season, the figures will balance out and they are unlikely to pay any more than they are currently.

“I hope that you will all continue to back this great club and let’s all hope that the future you see will take us on an exciting and successful journey.”

More information on the pricing structure of next season’s season tickets, as well as details of how to go about buying yours, can be found by clicking here.

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12:00pm Mon 17 Feb 14

sadgit says...

Season ticket prices seem very biased in favor of the side stands over Town End prices once again.
Season ticket prices seem very biased in favor of the side stands over Town End prices once again. sadgit
  • Score: 0

12:20pm Mon 17 Feb 14

ShearerShearer says...

sadgit wrote:
Season ticket prices seem very biased in favor of the side stands over Town End prices once again.
Taking the silver price as an average for 23 games, the side stands enjoy a 34.78% discount versus a 21.05% discount for the town end when renewing their season tickets.
[quote][p][bold]sadgit[/bold] wrote: Season ticket prices seem very biased in favor of the side stands over Town End prices once again.[/p][/quote]Taking the silver price as an average for 23 games, the side stands enjoy a 34.78% discount versus a 21.05% discount for the town end when renewing their season tickets. ShearerShearer
  • Score: 0

12:38pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Swindon1984 says...

Surprised the bronze/silver/gold thing hasn't come up before now as a lot of clubs do this, although what constitutes a "gold" game is likely to be a bit more hazy than a premier league club for example (where gold might be Man Utd/Liverpool/Spurs/
Man City/Arsenal, silver could be Villa/Everton/Saints etc etc).

If you take silver as being the majority of games there's no rise if bought in advance. Could be worse, could be better.

As a benchmark our ticket prices are probably slightly high for this league but obviously have to budget them according to our needs and the likely attendance - if we were drawing in 14,000 every week we wouldn't need to charge as much, then again we'd have to be getting that sort of attedance anyway as reducing the prices doesn't significantly increase attendance (have heard some say they would be more inclined to attend more regularly if prices were lower, but the above argument seems to contradict that attitude - as far as I can see some in Swindon wouldn't go to a game if you paid them!)
Surprised the bronze/silver/gold thing hasn't come up before now as a lot of clubs do this, although what constitutes a "gold" game is likely to be a bit more hazy than a premier league club for example (where gold might be Man Utd/Liverpool/Spurs/ Man City/Arsenal, silver could be Villa/Everton/Saints etc etc). If you take silver as being the majority of games there's no rise if bought in advance. Could be worse, could be better. As a benchmark our ticket prices are probably slightly high for this league but obviously have to budget them according to our needs and the likely attendance - if we were drawing in 14,000 every week we wouldn't need to charge as much, then again we'd have to be getting that sort of attedance anyway as reducing the prices doesn't significantly increase attendance (have heard some say they would be more inclined to attend more regularly if prices were lower, but the above argument seems to contradict that attitude - as far as I can see some in Swindon wouldn't go to a game if you paid them!) Swindon1984
  • Score: 5

12:52pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Wilesy says...

Surprised that there's an increase bearing in mind attendances whilst not plummeting are certainly dropping. Appreciate the need for sustainability, but putting up prices won't attract back the lost fans or casuals while we stay in League 1.

Also who will be the Category A Teams, I can think of lots of Category C but very few A! City if they stay up and Wolves if they stay down, plus Pox if they come up, but apart from that you're looking at Rotherham, Orient, Preston, Posh, Walsall not sure casuals will be falling over themselves to pay £27 to watch those.

If we get promoted then the pricing and system is very reasonable and there would be a lot of Category A's, but not in League 1. Time will tell I guess.
Surprised that there's an increase bearing in mind attendances whilst not plummeting are certainly dropping. Appreciate the need for sustainability, but putting up prices won't attract back the lost fans or casuals while we stay in League 1. Also who will be the Category A Teams, I can think of lots of Category C but very few A! City if they stay up and Wolves if they stay down, plus Pox if they come up, but apart from that you're looking at Rotherham, Orient, Preston, Posh, Walsall not sure casuals will be falling over themselves to pay £27 to watch those. If we get promoted then the pricing and system is very reasonable and there would be a lot of Category A's, but not in League 1. Time will tell I guess. Wilesy
  • Score: 5

12:55pm Mon 17 Feb 14

chrystovski says...

Bad move - Prices really should of stayed the same or have been lower.

How can you cut the budget from 4.5 Mill to 1.5 Mil and ask for more money from the fans???!!!

Don't get me wrong I'm fully behind the club becoming self sustaining but not at extra cost to the fans.

Big mistake Power.
Bad move - Prices really should of stayed the same or have been lower. How can you cut the budget from 4.5 Mill to 1.5 Mil and ask for more money from the fans???!!! Don't get me wrong I'm fully behind the club becoming self sustaining but not at extra cost to the fans. Big mistake Power. chrystovski
  • Score: 3

1:00pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Vintage Trouble says...

I reckon we'll see some right duffers in category A! £27 is steep!
I reckon we'll see some right duffers in category A! £27 is steep! Vintage Trouble
  • Score: 2

1:11pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Billy hunt 65 says...

My son moves to a young adult next season so his season ticket price is hiked up also mine up also looking at £600+ nest season.
Looks like a no go for me as I cannot afford that will have to pick the bronze games!!
After all these years I have been priced out of the beautiful game.
My son moves to a young adult next season so his season ticket price is hiked up also mine up also looking at £600+ nest season. Looks like a no go for me as I cannot afford that will have to pick the bronze games!! After all these years I have been priced out of the beautiful game. Billy hunt 65
  • Score: 10

1:15pm Mon 17 Feb 14

RamsburyRed says...

Maybe there will only be two or three category A games?
Maybe there will only be two or three category A games? RamsburyRed
  • Score: 1

2:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Haydonender says...

I expected they would go up so glad its not too much of an increase to renew my ST in the Don Rogers. On the monthly payment plan its not too bad really, obviously would prefer it to be lower but if the club finally gets back to being sustainable again I don't mind a couple of quid extra a month.
I expected they would go up so glad its not too much of an increase to renew my ST in the Don Rogers. On the monthly payment plan its not too bad really, obviously would prefer it to be lower but if the club finally gets back to being sustainable again I don't mind a couple of quid extra a month. Haydonender
  • Score: 12

2:06pm Mon 17 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

Sounds like powers already gave up on promotion this year.
If wolves go up and city down there won't be any A games.
Save your money and pick your games
I'm giving myself a minus as you lot will anyway, lets get the ball rolling
Sounds like powers already gave up on promotion this year. If wolves go up and city down there won't be any A games. Save your money and pick your games I'm giving myself a minus as you lot will anyway, lets get the ball rolling smirg kcab
  • Score: -19

2:06pm Mon 17 Feb 14

bradley red 1 says...

Massive mistake! this will keep even more people from attending,to rise prices is just ridiculous,attendanc
es have fallen sharply already as it stands.
Massive mistake! this will keep even more people from attending,to rise prices is just ridiculous,attendanc es have fallen sharply already as it stands. bradley red 1
  • Score: -9

2:11pm Mon 17 Feb 14

harley red says...

Power shows he true colours and the rip off starts , I have been in love with Swindon town since I started at 6 years old and now at 55 it may just be to much , as the football these days is pretty poor , and value for money it sure is not . Power and cooper go now !!!! That should get a few thumbs down .
Power shows he true colours and the rip off starts , I have been in love with Swindon town since I started at 6 years old and now at 55 it may just be to much , as the football these days is pretty poor , and value for money it sure is not . Power and cooper go now !!!! That should get a few thumbs down . harley red
  • Score: -27

2:30pm Mon 17 Feb 14

London Red says...

chrystovski wrote:
Bad move - Prices really should of stayed the same or have been lower. How can you cut the budget from 4.5 Mill to 1.5 Mil and ask for more money from the fans???!!! Don't get me wrong I'm fully behind the club becoming self sustaining but not at extra cost to the fans. Big mistake Power.
Probably as we no longer have Andrew Black prepared to fill in the £3m a season deficit we had!
.
Also wage bill is currently around £3m and is aimed to get cut to £2.5m - so a tad more expensive than the £1.5m you think it is!
.
Don't get the want everything without paying for it - not just in football but everything in this country!
.
If you want ST of £250 or less - then we have to have a budget of £1m or less
.
If we have that we lose the likes of Ranger, Thompson, Luongo et al and promotion hopes go with it! (Yeovil doesn't happen every year - look at Tranmere and Stevenage as a prime examples - the teams everyone quoted all last year!)
.
As Power says we are still bang in the middle of L1 prices so are hardly being ripped off
.
Also as said above doubt there will be many Gold games - its just if you are only going to see Bristol, Wolves, Posh, Preston, MK, Coventry and Sheff U - then you will pay more than if you opt for Oldham, Notts C, Tranmere, Stevenage, Carlisle and Shrewsbury
.
If you go to a range across the season dependent on dates etc - then the chances are you will be no better or worse off
[quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Bad move - Prices really should of stayed the same or have been lower. How can you cut the budget from 4.5 Mill to 1.5 Mil and ask for more money from the fans???!!! Don't get me wrong I'm fully behind the club becoming self sustaining but not at extra cost to the fans. Big mistake Power.[/p][/quote]Probably as we no longer have Andrew Black prepared to fill in the £3m a season deficit we had! . Also wage bill is currently around £3m and is aimed to get cut to £2.5m - so a tad more expensive than the £1.5m you think it is! . Don't get the want everything without paying for it - not just in football but everything in this country! . If you want ST of £250 or less - then we have to have a budget of £1m or less . If we have that we lose the likes of Ranger, Thompson, Luongo et al and promotion hopes go with it! (Yeovil doesn't happen every year - look at Tranmere and Stevenage as a prime examples - the teams everyone quoted all last year!) . As Power says we are still bang in the middle of L1 prices so are hardly being ripped off . Also as said above doubt there will be many Gold games - its just if you are only going to see Bristol, Wolves, Posh, Preston, MK, Coventry and Sheff U - then you will pay more than if you opt for Oldham, Notts C, Tranmere, Stevenage, Carlisle and Shrewsbury . If you go to a range across the season dependent on dates etc - then the chances are you will be no better or worse off London Red
  • Score: 5

2:44pm Mon 17 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

Buy Townend tickets seats before end of march, then they will rip the seats out and make it safe standing like they are voting for as we speak.
You have been warned.
More minuses for me lol
Buy Townend tickets seats before end of march, then they will rip the seats out and make it safe standing like they are voting for as we speak. You have been warned. More minuses for me lol smirg kcab
  • Score: -10

2:46pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Victor Meldrew's Dad says...

No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.
No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze. Victor Meldrew's Dad
  • Score: 6

2:49pm Mon 17 Feb 14

ellory says...

harley red wrote:
Power shows he true colours and the rip off starts , I have been in love with Swindon town since I started at 6 years old and now at 55 it may just be to much , as the football these days is pretty poor , and value for money it sure is not . Power and cooper go now !!!! That should get a few thumbs down .
I think you'd get a lot less thumbs down if you enlightened us as to who their replacements are supposed to be...?
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: Power shows he true colours and the rip off starts , I have been in love with Swindon town since I started at 6 years old and now at 55 it may just be to much , as the football these days is pretty poor , and value for money it sure is not . Power and cooper go now !!!! That should get a few thumbs down .[/p][/quote]I think you'd get a lot less thumbs down if you enlightened us as to who their replacements are supposed to be...? ellory
  • Score: 7

2:51pm Mon 17 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

Victor Meldrew's Dad wrote:
No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.
I DON'T BELIEVE IT
[quote][p][bold]Victor Meldrew's Dad[/bold] wrote: No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.[/p][/quote]I DON'T BELIEVE IT smirg kcab
  • Score: 17

3:24pm Mon 17 Feb 14

whats that says...

Seems reasonable ish to me.

with any luck the price changes will seem like the end of the world to the half dozen or so anti power brigade who constantly post their anti Power, anti Cooper and anti the way we play drivel on these pages and be the final push they needed to go and find a new pastime leaving the rest of us to follow STFC in peace. Doubt it though.
Seems reasonable ish to me. with any luck the price changes will seem like the end of the world to the half dozen or so anti power brigade who constantly post their anti Power, anti Cooper and anti the way we play drivel on these pages and be the final push they needed to go and find a new pastime leaving the rest of us to follow STFC in peace. Doubt it though. whats that
  • Score: 10

3:29pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Swindon1984 says...

harley red wrote:
Power shows he true colours and the rip off starts , I have been in love with Swindon town since I started at 6 years old and now at 55 it may just be to much , as the football these days is pretty poor , and value for money it sure is not . Power and cooper go now !!!! That should get a few thumbs down .
Had defended some of the comments you'd made last week but you've done yourself a disservice here - also amazes me that you've lasted with town this long if the current regime causes you so much grief, as we've definitely had worse periods than now.

If you think an increase of £1.09 per game (or £25.07 a season) is Power showing his true colours and ripping off the fans I'm amazed quite frankly. We're a top eight side in the league with mid table prices, certainly not the worst value for money in the league.

Would also argue that getting rid of manager and chairman, the first chairman in years to look like he's genuinely building for the future, over the matter of a few quid increase, is an overreaction and genuinely short sighted on your part.

However being as this is a democracy you are entitled to your view, and entitled to vote with your feet if you feel the county ground no longer offers you value for money in the "poor" quality football it offers. You pays your money, you makes your choice.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: Power shows he true colours and the rip off starts , I have been in love with Swindon town since I started at 6 years old and now at 55 it may just be to much , as the football these days is pretty poor , and value for money it sure is not . Power and cooper go now !!!! That should get a few thumbs down .[/p][/quote]Had defended some of the comments you'd made last week but you've done yourself a disservice here - also amazes me that you've lasted with town this long if the current regime causes you so much grief, as we've definitely had worse periods than now. If you think an increase of £1.09 per game (or £25.07 a season) is Power showing his true colours and ripping off the fans I'm amazed quite frankly. We're a top eight side in the league with mid table prices, certainly not the worst value for money in the league. Would also argue that getting rid of manager and chairman, the first chairman in years to look like he's genuinely building for the future, over the matter of a few quid increase, is an overreaction and genuinely short sighted on your part. However being as this is a democracy you are entitled to your view, and entitled to vote with your feet if you feel the county ground no longer offers you value for money in the "poor" quality football it offers. You pays your money, you makes your choice. Swindon1984
  • Score: 16

3:51pm Mon 17 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

Rory fallon signed for creepie
Rory fallon signed for creepie smirg kcab
  • Score: 0

3:51pm Mon 17 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

Rory fallon signed for creepie
Rory fallon signed for creepie smirg kcab
  • Score: -1

4:11pm Mon 17 Feb 14

stfcflag says...

whats that wrote:
Seems reasonable ish to me.

with any luck the price changes will seem like the end of the world to the half dozen or so anti power brigade who constantly post their anti Power, anti Cooper and anti the way we play drivel on these pages and be the final push they needed to go and find a new pastime leaving the rest of us to follow STFC in peace. Doubt it though.
We need all the fans (and money) we can get and whilst some will be anti power and cooper others in the future will be anti future managers and chairmen. The one thing that remains is stfc whom we all support. Cut out the inner supporter sniping and stick to discussing the team and showing them support !
[quote][p][bold]whats that[/bold] wrote: Seems reasonable ish to me. with any luck the price changes will seem like the end of the world to the half dozen or so anti power brigade who constantly post their anti Power, anti Cooper and anti the way we play drivel on these pages and be the final push they needed to go and find a new pastime leaving the rest of us to follow STFC in peace. Doubt it though.[/p][/quote]We need all the fans (and money) we can get and whilst some will be anti power and cooper others in the future will be anti future managers and chairmen. The one thing that remains is stfc whom we all support. Cut out the inner supporter sniping and stick to discussing the team and showing them support ! stfcflag
  • Score: 7

4:17pm Mon 17 Feb 14

stfcflag says...

Victor Meldrew's Dad wrote:
No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.
How were you given thumbs down? I really don't get this site any more, it's changed massively over the past 10 years. You quoted the facts without expressing an opinion as such and people gave you thumbs down ....

We have some wierd supporters who just seem to want to have a jibe at other supporters. I must say I'm not overly impressed with some of the content on here these days

Anyway fair post and interesting to see the changes, hope you can still afford to make the games as the team need all the fans and support we can
[quote][p][bold]Victor Meldrew's Dad[/bold] wrote: No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.[/p][/quote]How were you given thumbs down? I really don't get this site any more, it's changed massively over the past 10 years. You quoted the facts without expressing an opinion as such and people gave you thumbs down .... We have some wierd supporters who just seem to want to have a jibe at other supporters. I must say I'm not overly impressed with some of the content on here these days Anyway fair post and interesting to see the changes, hope you can still afford to make the games as the team need all the fans and support we can stfcflag
  • Score: 9

4:30pm Mon 17 Feb 14

lambo says...

What a conundrum.

I have stated to family that I wouldn't pay more than the £350 I currently shell out, and feared it being put up to £400.

Putting it in the middle causes me some doubt, and whilst I will never support another football team, I am currently prohibited from playing golf due to the time demands of the football season, so less football = more golf. (I would go to certain home games throughout the season)

Might have to crystallise what additional golf is allowed from er indoors first before any decision is made.

Was privately hoping Power would be able to attract new money men, and that whilst sustainable is what we all want, a standstill or slight reduction on ST prices is what's given.
What a conundrum. I have stated to family that I wouldn't pay more than the £350 I currently shell out, and feared it being put up to £400. Putting it in the middle causes me some doubt, and whilst I will never support another football team, I am currently prohibited from playing golf due to the time demands of the football season, so less football = more golf. (I would go to certain home games throughout the season) Might have to crystallise what additional golf is allowed from er indoors first before any decision is made. Was privately hoping Power would be able to attract new money men, and that whilst sustainable is what we all want, a standstill or slight reduction on ST prices is what's given. lambo
  • Score: 1

5:05pm Mon 17 Feb 14

We are PANTS says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Victor Meldrew's Dad wrote: No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.
I DON'T BELIEVE IT
WOW!! We have twins!!!! Vic 1 and 2
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Meldrew's Dad[/bold] wrote: No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.[/p][/quote]I DON'T BELIEVE IT[/p][/quote]WOW!! We have twins!!!! Vic 1 and 2 We are PANTS
  • Score: 4

5:13pm Mon 17 Feb 14

swwindon61uk says...

The rise was lower than i thought it would be and personally i still think the price for season tickets is fair.
£27 for any game they are pushing it IMO
Only downer for me is that i am going to have to go for the 10 month plan again rather than pay for it all in one as the April deadline is just too soon especially if we get to Wembley,because the £375 might just cover the trip!
The rise was lower than i thought it would be and personally i still think the price for season tickets is fair. £27 for any game they are pushing it IMO Only downer for me is that i am going to have to go for the 10 month plan again rather than pay for it all in one as the April deadline is just too soon especially if we get to Wembley,because the £375 might just cover the trip! swwindon61uk
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Mon 17 Feb 14

chrystovski says...

London Red wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
Bad move - Prices really should of stayed the same or have been lower. How can you cut the budget from 4.5 Mill to 1.5 Mil and ask for more money from the fans???!!! Don't get me wrong I'm fully behind the club becoming self sustaining but not at extra cost to the fans. Big mistake Power.
Probably as we no longer have Andrew Black prepared to fill in the £3m a season deficit we had!
.
Also wage bill is currently around £3m and is aimed to get cut to £2.5m - so a tad more expensive than the £1.5m you think it is!
.
Don't get the want everything without paying for it - not just in football but everything in this country!
.
If you want ST of £250 or less - then we have to have a budget of £1m or less
.
If we have that we lose the likes of Ranger, Thompson, Luongo et al and promotion hopes go with it! (Yeovil doesn't happen every year - look at Tranmere and Stevenage as a prime examples - the teams everyone quoted all last year!)
.
As Power says we are still bang in the middle of L1 prices so are hardly being ripped off
.
Also as said above doubt there will be many Gold games - its just if you are only going to see Bristol, Wolves, Posh, Preston, MK, Coventry and Sheff U - then you will pay more than if you opt for Oldham, Notts C, Tranmere, Stevenage, Carlisle and Shrewsbury
.
If you go to a range across the season dependent on dates etc - then the chances are you will be no better or worse off
If you read Power's previous statements he's confirmed the budget will be cut to 1.5 Million this summer.

Also confirmed by Sam here

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[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Bad move - Prices really should of stayed the same or have been lower. How can you cut the budget from 4.5 Mill to 1.5 Mil and ask for more money from the fans???!!! Don't get me wrong I'm fully behind the club becoming self sustaining but not at extra cost to the fans. Big mistake Power.[/p][/quote]Probably as we no longer have Andrew Black prepared to fill in the £3m a season deficit we had! . Also wage bill is currently around £3m and is aimed to get cut to £2.5m - so a tad more expensive than the £1.5m you think it is! . Don't get the want everything without paying for it - not just in football but everything in this country! . If you want ST of £250 or less - then we have to have a budget of £1m or less . If we have that we lose the likes of Ranger, Thompson, Luongo et al and promotion hopes go with it! (Yeovil doesn't happen every year - look at Tranmere and Stevenage as a prime examples - the teams everyone quoted all last year!) . As Power says we are still bang in the middle of L1 prices so are hardly being ripped off . Also as said above doubt there will be many Gold games - its just if you are only going to see Bristol, Wolves, Posh, Preston, MK, Coventry and Sheff U - then you will pay more than if you opt for Oldham, Notts C, Tranmere, Stevenage, Carlisle and Shrewsbury . If you go to a range across the season dependent on dates etc - then the chances are you will be no better or worse off[/p][/quote]If you read Power's previous statements he's confirmed the budget will be cut to 1.5 Million this summer. Also confirmed by Sam here http://www.thisisswi ndontownfc.co.uk/spo rt/10929964.THE_SAM_ MORSHEAD_COLUMN__Com ing_to_terms_with_au sterity_measures/?re f=var_0 chrystovski
  • Score: 0

5:37pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Season ticket prices have not remained steady for 2 years, Black put them up last year of the Paolo reign by £80 per ticket to cover our promotion push.

As much as I want to renew mine just don't know if I can justify almost £700 to watch football anymore (me and the wife), thats just in the TE.

The price for the TE is wrong, it should be significantly lower than the side stands, as for the three tier price system what a balony sandwich that is...

Ah well, with the budget cuts we have and the style of amazing football its easy enough to justify the price increase, after all you cant beat watching players play little triangles on the edge of our own box and training style keepball football at a nice slow pace, yay sign me up I have just talked myself into renewing my season tickets, forget everything "We are Swindons red and white army" !!!!
Season ticket prices have not remained steady for 2 years, Black put them up last year of the Paolo reign by £80 per ticket to cover our promotion push. As much as I want to renew mine just don't know if I can justify almost £700 to watch football anymore (me and the wife), thats just in the TE. The price for the TE is wrong, it should be significantly lower than the side stands, as for the three tier price system what a balony sandwich that is... Ah well, with the budget cuts we have and the style of amazing football its easy enough to justify the price increase, after all you cant beat watching players play little triangles on the edge of our own box and training style keepball football at a nice slow pace, yay sign me up I have just talked myself into renewing my season tickets, forget everything "We are Swindons red and white army" !!!! Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 2

5:47pm Mon 17 Feb 14

6degreessouth says...

smirg kcab wrote:
Sounds like powers already gave up on promotion this year.
If wolves go up and city down there won't be any A games.
Save your money and pick your games
I'm giving myself a minus as you lot will anyway, lets get the ball rolling
Love it. Out with Power, knob. Thumbs down.
[quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: Sounds like powers already gave up on promotion this year. If wolves go up and city down there won't be any A games. Save your money and pick your games I'm giving myself a minus as you lot will anyway, lets get the ball rolling[/p][/quote]Love it. Out with Power, knob. Thumbs down. 6degreessouth
  • Score: -5

6:17pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Wayne Allison Bromham says...

Works out at £17.60 a game in side stands or £16.30 in town end. Would like the club to give more of an incentive to buy a season ticket. Everything's expensive these days
Works out at £17.60 a game in side stands or £16.30 in town end. Would like the club to give more of an incentive to buy a season ticket. Everything's expensive these days Wayne Allison Bromham
  • Score: 0

6:29pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Wilesy says...

London Red wrote:
chrystovski wrote:
Bad move - Prices really should of stayed the same or have been lower. How can you cut the budget from 4.5 Mill to 1.5 Mil and ask for more money from the fans???!!! Don't get me wrong I'm fully behind the club becoming self sustaining but not at extra cost to the fans. Big mistake Power.
Probably as we no longer have Andrew Black prepared to fill in the £3m a season deficit we had!
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Also wage bill is currently around £3m and is aimed to get cut to £2.5m - so a tad more expensive than the £1.5m you think it is!
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Don't get the want everything without paying for it - not just in football but everything in this country!
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If you want ST of £250 or less - then we have to have a budget of £1m or less
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If we have that we lose the likes of Ranger, Thompson, Luongo et al and promotion hopes go with it! (Yeovil doesn't happen every year - look at Tranmere and Stevenage as a prime examples - the teams everyone quoted all last year!)
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As Power says we are still bang in the middle of L1 prices so are hardly being ripped off
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Also as said above doubt there will be many Gold games - its just if you are only going to see Bristol, Wolves, Posh, Preston, MK, Coventry and Sheff U - then you will pay more than if you opt for Oldham, Notts C, Tranmere, Stevenage, Carlisle and Shrewsbury
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If you go to a range across the season dependent on dates etc - then the chances are you will be no better or worse off
£27 to watch MK Dons for example? Not a very enticing game IMO and would think the price is very off-putting to the casual. Psychological pricing like that will have a negative effect and it's pointless for the amount of extra dosh they would get may as well keep the pricing the same.

The pricing has been designed as though it's the best football in the league and miss it at your peril but in reality it's just bog standard League 1, with declining attendances, reducing player budgets and arguably not the most entertaining football ever - the club surely needs to be attracting new fans not putting off existing fans or casuals.

My perception if I was a neutral would be £27? No thanks. Not great value for money....
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrystovski[/bold] wrote: Bad move - Prices really should of stayed the same or have been lower. How can you cut the budget from 4.5 Mill to 1.5 Mil and ask for more money from the fans???!!! Don't get me wrong I'm fully behind the club becoming self sustaining but not at extra cost to the fans. Big mistake Power.[/p][/quote]Probably as we no longer have Andrew Black prepared to fill in the £3m a season deficit we had! . Also wage bill is currently around £3m and is aimed to get cut to £2.5m - so a tad more expensive than the £1.5m you think it is! . Don't get the want everything without paying for it - not just in football but everything in this country! . If you want ST of £250 or less - then we have to have a budget of £1m or less . If we have that we lose the likes of Ranger, Thompson, Luongo et al and promotion hopes go with it! (Yeovil doesn't happen every year - look at Tranmere and Stevenage as a prime examples - the teams everyone quoted all last year!) . As Power says we are still bang in the middle of L1 prices so are hardly being ripped off . Also as said above doubt there will be many Gold games - its just if you are only going to see Bristol, Wolves, Posh, Preston, MK, Coventry and Sheff U - then you will pay more than if you opt for Oldham, Notts C, Tranmere, Stevenage, Carlisle and Shrewsbury . If you go to a range across the season dependent on dates etc - then the chances are you will be no better or worse off[/p][/quote]£27 to watch MK Dons for example? Not a very enticing game IMO and would think the price is very off-putting to the casual. Psychological pricing like that will have a negative effect and it's pointless for the amount of extra dosh they would get may as well keep the pricing the same. The pricing has been designed as though it's the best football in the league and miss it at your peril but in reality it's just bog standard League 1, with declining attendances, reducing player budgets and arguably not the most entertaining football ever - the club surely needs to be attracting new fans not putting off existing fans or casuals. My perception if I was a neutral would be £27? No thanks. Not great value for money.... Wilesy
  • Score: 1

6:30pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Wilesy says...

Am I right in thinking that £27 is the most expensive it has ever been to watch the Town?
Am I right in thinking that £27 is the most expensive it has ever been to watch the Town? Wilesy
  • Score: 3

7:45pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Pewsham Red says...

Billy hunt 65 wrote:
My son moves to a young adult next season so his season ticket price is hiked up also mine up also looking at £600+ nest season.
Looks like a no go for me as I cannot afford that will have to pick the bronze games!!
After all these years I have been priced out of the beautiful game.
Times are hard, no doubt, but I am not sure these prices are particularly outrageous for next season. I paid £399 for my season ticket in 2003 and I believe we were in third division, so I don't think we are being ripped off.
[quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: My son moves to a young adult next season so his season ticket price is hiked up also mine up also looking at £600+ nest season. Looks like a no go for me as I cannot afford that will have to pick the bronze games!! After all these years I have been priced out of the beautiful game.[/p][/quote]Times are hard, no doubt, but I am not sure these prices are particularly outrageous for next season. I paid £399 for my season ticket in 2003 and I believe we were in third division, so I don't think we are being ripped off. Pewsham Red
  • Score: 1

11:31pm Mon 17 Feb 14

thrugelmir says...

Football is pricing itself out of business. League One football at £27 for a gold game sheer madness.
Football is pricing itself out of business. League One football at £27 for a gold game sheer madness. thrugelmir
  • Score: 0

12:25am Tue 18 Feb 14

Since 1950 says...

Victor Meldrew's Dad wrote:
No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.
And if I remember the concession tickets went up by more than any other last season.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Meldrew's Dad[/bold] wrote: No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.[/p][/quote]And if I remember the concession tickets went up by more than any other last season. Since 1950
  • Score: 3

9:22pm Tue 18 Feb 14

bobbysmithswonders says...

Having travelled from afar and been a season ticket holder prior to this season, I now favour away games and have saved loads of money, both in distance travelled and ticket prices!! My home Bristol City ticket cost £25 where my away Bristol City ticket has cost me £17 Can't give you the % increase, but it's £7 in anybodies pocket!!!
Having travelled from afar and been a season ticket holder prior to this season, I now favour away games and have saved loads of money, both in distance travelled and ticket prices!! My home Bristol City ticket cost £25 where my away Bristol City ticket has cost me £17 Can't give you the % increase, but it's £7 in anybodies pocket!!! bobbysmithswonders
  • Score: 1

10:21pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Wembley69 says...

So everyone reaching the age of 60 looking forward to a concessionary ticket will now have to wait another 5 years. So much for loyalty! I wonder who else they will claw money back from?
So everyone reaching the age of 60 looking forward to a concessionary ticket will now have to wait another 5 years. So much for loyalty! I wonder who else they will claw money back from? Wembley69
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Wembley69 says...

Billy hunt 65 wrote:
My son moves to a young adult next season so his season ticket price is hiked up also mine up also looking at £600+ nest season.
Looks like a no go for me as I cannot afford that will have to pick the bronze games!!
After all these years I have been priced out of the beautiful game.
Anyone reaching 60 after a lifetime supporting will now have to wait another 5 years for a concessionary ticket so much for loyalty!
[quote][p][bold]Billy hunt 65[/bold] wrote: My son moves to a young adult next season so his season ticket price is hiked up also mine up also looking at £600+ nest season. Looks like a no go for me as I cannot afford that will have to pick the bronze games!! After all these years I have been priced out of the beautiful game.[/p][/quote]Anyone reaching 60 after a lifetime supporting will now have to wait another 5 years for a concessionary ticket so much for loyalty! Wembley69
  • Score: 1

10:28pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Wembley69 says...

Swindon1984 wrote:
harley red wrote:
Power shows he true colours and the rip off starts , I have been in love with Swindon town since I started at 6 years old and now at 55 it may just be to much , as the football these days is pretty poor , and value for money it sure is not . Power and cooper go now !!!! That should get a few thumbs down .
Had defended some of the comments you'd made last week but you've done yourself a disservice here - also amazes me that you've lasted with town this long if the current regime causes you so much grief, as we've definitely had worse periods than now.

If you think an increase of £1.09 per game (or £25.07 a season) is Power showing his true colours and ripping off the fans I'm amazed quite frankly. We're a top eight side in the league with mid table prices, certainly not the worst value for money in the league.

Would also argue that getting rid of manager and chairman, the first chairman in years to look like he's genuinely building for the future, over the matter of a few quid increase, is an overreaction and genuinely short sighted on your part.

However being as this is a democracy you are entitled to your view, and entitled to vote with your feet if you feel the county ground no longer offers you value for money in the "poor" quality football it offers. You pays your money, you makes your choice.
But if you are 60 expecting a concessionary ticket you will now have to wait another 5 years!
[quote][p][bold]Swindon1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: Power shows he true colours and the rip off starts , I have been in love with Swindon town since I started at 6 years old and now at 55 it may just be to much , as the football these days is pretty poor , and value for money it sure is not . Power and cooper go now !!!! That should get a few thumbs down .[/p][/quote]Had defended some of the comments you'd made last week but you've done yourself a disservice here - also amazes me that you've lasted with town this long if the current regime causes you so much grief, as we've definitely had worse periods than now. If you think an increase of £1.09 per game (or £25.07 a season) is Power showing his true colours and ripping off the fans I'm amazed quite frankly. We're a top eight side in the league with mid table prices, certainly not the worst value for money in the league. Would also argue that getting rid of manager and chairman, the first chairman in years to look like he's genuinely building for the future, over the matter of a few quid increase, is an overreaction and genuinely short sighted on your part. However being as this is a democracy you are entitled to your view, and entitled to vote with your feet if you feel the county ground no longer offers you value for money in the "poor" quality football it offers. You pays your money, you makes your choice.[/p][/quote]But if you are 60 expecting a concessionary ticket you will now have to wait another 5 years! Wembley69
  • Score: 0

10:34pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Wembley69 says...

We are PANTS wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Victor Meldrew's Dad wrote: No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.
I DON'T BELIEVE IT
WOW!! We have twins!!!! Vic 1 and 2
Yes that was sneaked in, let's grab money from the loyal long term supporters, as if they haven't made enough money from us over, in my case, 50 years!
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Meldrew's Dad[/bold] wrote: No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.[/p][/quote]I DON'T BELIEVE IT[/p][/quote]WOW!! We have twins!!!! Vic 1 and 2[/p][/quote]Yes that was sneaked in, let's grab money from the loyal long term supporters, as if they haven't made enough money from us over, in my case, 50 years! Wembley69
  • Score: 0

10:39pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Wembley69 says...

We are PANTS wrote:
smirg kcab wrote:
Victor Meldrew's Dad wrote: No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.
I DON'T BELIEVE IT
WOW!! We have twins!!!! Vic 1 and 2
Yes let's price out the long term supporters, after all what have they done but she'll out their money season after season, good times and bad, loyalty? Means nothing to STFC!
[quote][p][bold]We are PANTS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smirg kcab[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Meldrew's Dad[/bold] wrote: No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.[/p][/quote]I DON'T BELIEVE IT[/p][/quote]WOW!! We have twins!!!! Vic 1 and 2[/p][/quote]Yes let's price out the long term supporters, after all what have they done but she'll out their money season after season, good times and bad, loyalty? Means nothing to STFC! Wembley69
  • Score: 0

10:41pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Wembley69 says...

whats that wrote:
Seems reasonable ish to me.

with any luck the price changes will seem like the end of the world to the half dozen or so anti power brigade who constantly post their anti Power, anti Cooper and anti the way we play drivel on these pages and be the final push they needed to go and find a new pastime leaving the rest of us to follow STFC in peace. Doubt it though.
Yes let's get rid of all the long term supporters! What have they done but fork out season after season?
[quote][p][bold]whats that[/bold] wrote: Seems reasonable ish to me. with any luck the price changes will seem like the end of the world to the half dozen or so anti power brigade who constantly post their anti Power, anti Cooper and anti the way we play drivel on these pages and be the final push they needed to go and find a new pastime leaving the rest of us to follow STFC in peace. Doubt it though.[/p][/quote]Yes let's get rid of all the long term supporters! What have they done but fork out season after season? Wembley69
  • Score: 0

10:43pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Wembley69 says...

Since 1950 wrote:
Victor Meldrew's Dad wrote:
No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.
And if I remember the concession tickets went up by more than any other last season.
Easiest target to hit unlike penalties.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Meldrew's Dad[/bold] wrote: No one has mentioned the change in the Senior concession age from 60 to 65 which for me increases match day prices by 42% for gold, 31% for silver and 26% for bronze.[/p][/quote]And if I remember the concession tickets went up by more than any other last season.[/p][/quote]Easiest target to hit unlike penalties. Wembley69
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Wembley69 says...

Sent an e mail to the Swindon Advertiser about the increase in concessionary season ticket prices. Loyal supporters now having to wait another 5 years! No response of course, can't upset Mr Power again can we!
Sent an e mail to the Swindon Advertiser about the increase in concessionary season ticket prices. Loyal supporters now having to wait another 5 years! No response of course, can't upset Mr Power again can we! Wembley69
  • Score: 1

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