There will be no price increase for Season Tickets next season.* In addition, as part of the club’s strategy to grow the younger fan base, the Board of Directors have agreed to raise the age band for FREE Junior Season Tickets from 7 to 11. This means, all primary school aged children aged 11 and under within Rochdale Borough will be entitled to apply for a FREE season ticket. **
This is a huge stride forward by the Club in an effort to grow tomorrow’s fan base and secure the future legacy of Rochdale AFC.
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Director David Bottomley said: “Almost half of our existing Season Ticket Holders are aged over 50. In addition, only 12% of our Season Ticket holders are aged between 25 – 40. In order for the club to have a sustainable future and grow attendances, we must reach out to families and the younger generation.
“By offering free season tickets to all primary school aged children, we are giving youngsters an appetite to becoming lifelong fans and making match days at Spotland a more affordable day out for families.”
As part of the club's marketing efforts to promote the Free Under 11’s Season Tickets, leaflets and posters will be distributed to all 74 primary schools within Rochdale Borough along with presentations rolled out by Dale in the Community Sports Trust and player visits.
Letters (HERE) will be issued to all existing season ticket holders this week explaining the full proposals and details of how to renew. The club will also be contacting lapsed season ticket holders in the coming weeks to encourage take up.
As usual, Special Promotion Period season ticket applications will be rewarded with eleven promotional vouchers worth up to £100 including money off deals and offers from local businesses. You will also be automatically entered into the prize draw to win back the price of your season ticket. The special promotion period will run from 25 April – 04 June.
A new pricing structure for Executive Boxes will also be implemented with seats available from £595 per season along with investment in a refurbishment programme during the summer break period. Read more about the club's Executive Box packages HERE.
Over the past two seasons, under Keith Hill’s management, Rochdale AFC has established itself as a strong League One team but we are now in a position to aim even higher and reach for the stars. The dream of Championship promotion has never been closer. But for us to achieve this shared ambition, we need your continued support. Together we can make it happen.
Renew or buy your season ticket from Monday 25 April.
You can renew or buy online at www.rafctickets.co.uk, over the phone: 0844 826 1907 or by calling into the RAFC Ticket Office. Download a Season Ticket form HERE.
*Season Ticket price freeze excludes Executive Box Season Tickets.
**Application forms for Free Under 11’s Season Tickets must be completed with proof of age for new applicants. An administration fee of £10 will apply. Season Tickets for Under 11’s are subject to availability.
We are pleased to announce that should Dale be promoted to the Championship via the play-offs this season, Season Ticket prices for the 2016-17 season will remain at the prices stated above.