We’re pleased to announce that the number of free season tickets obtained by our youngest supporters is at its highest since the initiative was first introduced.
Almost 200 fans aged seven and under now have a season ticket at Spotland, which is up by over 30% on last year.
Dale Chief Exec, Colin Garlick, is delighted to see so many young supporters benefiting from the free season ticket offer.
“We did some figures yesterday [Wednesday] and updated our information again because we processed two more free season tickets at the end of last week, even although there was no game. We’re now over 30% up on last year, which is really fantastic.
“A few years ago when we were selling them with paying adults, the numbers weren’t as good. After recognising this, we’ve broken our own rules and changed them to make it even more accessible for these youngsters to have the tickets.
“Getting them into the habit of having a season ticket early in their football life is great because they take great pride in having their own season ticket book which is the same as the adult one.
“In addition to that, during this year’s selling period we could see that there were kids who had been seven and under and have now moved into the junior age bracket, which is what we’re looking for.”
The free season ticket initiative was first introduced for the 2007/08 season, but was revised two years ago to offer the tickets without the need of an adult purchase.
Do you know a youngster who is aged seven or under and would like to get them a free season ticket? You still can! You’ll find the full details HERE.