Bradford City hit 12,000 ticket barrier for next season

Director of operations David Baldwin

Director of operations David Baldwin

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City have sold just over 12,000 tickets for the forthcoming 2014-2015 campaign.

When the curtain went down on the cut-price offer, the figures stood at 9,464 season tickets and 2,575 flexi cards – a total of 12,039.

It is down on their first term in League One – season ticket sales are about 500 less than before - but has met the club’s estimates.

Director of operations David Baldwin said: “We sold 13,000 last year on the back of two Wembley visits and promotion.

“There was that element of euphoria at that time, whereas last season was a solid foundation at the next level.

“I expected a drop-off of about ten per cent and that’s what we’ve adjusted for with the budget. It still represents a real backing of the club and the manager again which helps us to continue to make forward steps.

“There are also more local derbies next year so you will still have people who walk up and pay the match-day admission as well as some decent away followings. That all contributes towards the budget.”

Season-ticket prices have now gone up by £100 to £299 for adults. Flexi-cards are no longer available.

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11:28am Tue 3 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Excellent effort from both BCFC fans and the club, there will of course be more folk buying season tickets up to and maybe beyond the start of the season coming so that figure will creep nearer to the total of last season which is pretty staggering seeing that the 13,000 figure was on the back of two Wembley appearances. Great effort by all concerned!!!!
Excellent effort from both BCFC fans and the club, there will of course be more folk buying season tickets up to and maybe beyond the start of the season coming so that figure will creep nearer to the total of last season which is pretty staggering seeing that the 13,000 figure was on the back of two Wembley appearances. Great effort by all concerned!!!! bcfc1903
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11:49am Tue 3 Jun 14

whisky1 says...

Great news..really pleased for the club and a real vote of confidence in the Project. Onwards and upwards.
Great news..really pleased for the club and a real vote of confidence in the Project. Onwards and upwards. whisky1
  • Score: 8

11:52am Tue 3 Jun 14

irish bantam says...

FAN...tastic
now lets get a team together that will have the ambitions that us fans have.
Great effort by fans and club.
FAN...tastic now lets get a team together that will have the ambitions that us fans have. Great effort by fans and club. irish bantam
  • Score: 9

12:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

steeton bantam says...

yes its correct lots of local derbies next season. I just hope they are on Saturdays and not Tuesdays eg Preston last season both games were mid week. Surely more fans travel (in either direction) if the game is on a saturday??
yes its correct lots of local derbies next season. I just hope they are on Saturdays and not Tuesdays eg Preston last season both games were mid week. Surely more fans travel (in either direction) if the game is on a saturday?? steeton bantam
  • Score: 9

1:26pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Twice the current gate of the Bulls. Maybe they should ground share with Avenue.
Twice the current gate of the Bulls. Maybe they should ground share with Avenue. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 1

1:38pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Twice the current gate of the Bulls. Maybe they should ground share with Avenue.
Although I do not like Bradford Bulls, was there any need for that? Also, do not forget the role of City in Avenue's original demise.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Twice the current gate of the Bulls. Maybe they should ground share with Avenue.[/p][/quote]Although I do not like Bradford Bulls, was there any need for that? Also, do not forget the role of City in Avenue's original demise. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -2

2:03pm Tue 3 Jun 14

jackez20591 says...

Do the sensible thing and bring back Flexi Cards and you probably sell another 500.

Feel sorry for all those people who will miss out because of the stupid last minute deadline decision
Do the sensible thing and bring back Flexi Cards and you probably sell another 500. Feel sorry for all those people who will miss out because of the stupid last minute deadline decision jackez20591
  • Score: -14

2:15pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

jackez20591 wrote:
Do the sensible thing and bring back Flexi Cards and you probably sell another 500.

Feel sorry for all those people who will miss out because of the stupid last minute deadline decision
Look at the maths:

23 matches @ £10 + £50 = £280.00
Season ticket price = £300.00.

What is the incentive for buying a season ticket if you keep the Flexi Card offer?

The cost of a season ticket is six times (£300) more than a flexi-card (£50) so if the offer was kept going the club would be on a wing and a prayer as far as the other (maximum) £230 is concerned.

There is only so much goodwill that can be afforded.
[quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: Do the sensible thing and bring back Flexi Cards and you probably sell another 500. Feel sorry for all those people who will miss out because of the stupid last minute deadline decision[/p][/quote]Look at the maths: 23 matches @ £10 + £50 = £280.00 Season ticket price = £300.00. What is the incentive for buying a season ticket if you keep the Flexi Card offer? The cost of a season ticket is six times (£300) more than a flexi-card (£50) so if the offer was kept going the club would be on a wing and a prayer as far as the other (maximum) £230 is concerned. There is only so much goodwill that can be afforded. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 9

2:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

bingleybantam says...

Last minute decision, they have been on sale since March!
Last minute decision, they have been on sale since March! bingleybantam
  • Score: 8

2:33pm Tue 3 Jun 14

realcitygent says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
jackez20591 wrote:
Do the sensible thing and bring back Flexi Cards and you probably sell another 500.

Feel sorry for all those people who will miss out because of the stupid last minute deadline decision
Look at the maths:

23 matches @ £10 + £50 = £280.00
Season ticket price = £300.00.

What is the incentive for buying a season ticket if you keep the Flexi Card offer?

The cost of a season ticket is six times (£300) more than a flexi-card (£50) so if the offer was kept going the club would be on a wing and a prayer as far as the other (maximum) £230 is concerned.

There is only so much goodwill that can be afforded.
re the above quote ,if city didnt put a deadline on season/flexi tickets how would the board of directors know what budget parky has to work with ,Also by selling season tickets etc its money in bank ie say we playing stevenage on a wet cold dec night how many fans would think il stay in and listen on radio saving themselves a tenner and getting **** wet through ,at least by selling tickets and having deadline the club have got the money in the bank even if fans dont attend the match ,Im in the same boat as everybody else in wishing we didnt have to pay tickets until last min but the club need money to move forward
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: Do the sensible thing and bring back Flexi Cards and you probably sell another 500. Feel sorry for all those people who will miss out because of the stupid last minute deadline decision[/p][/quote]Look at the maths: 23 matches @ £10 + £50 = £280.00 Season ticket price = £300.00. What is the incentive for buying a season ticket if you keep the Flexi Card offer? The cost of a season ticket is six times (£300) more than a flexi-card (£50) so if the offer was kept going the club would be on a wing and a prayer as far as the other (maximum) £230 is concerned. There is only so much goodwill that can be afforded.[/p][/quote]re the above quote ,if city didnt put a deadline on season/flexi tickets how would the board of directors know what budget parky has to work with ,Also by selling season tickets etc its money in bank ie say we playing stevenage on a wet cold dec night how many fans would think il stay in and listen on radio saving themselves a tenner and getting **** wet through ,at least by selling tickets and having deadline the club have got the money in the bank even if fans dont attend the match ,Im in the same boat as everybody else in wishing we didnt have to pay tickets until last min but the club need money to move forward realcitygent
  • Score: 3

2:57pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

realcitygent wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
jackez20591 wrote:
Do the sensible thing and bring back Flexi Cards and you probably sell another 500.

Feel sorry for all those people who will miss out because of the stupid last minute deadline decision
Look at the maths:

23 matches @ £10 + £50 = £280.00
Season ticket price = £300.00.

What is the incentive for buying a season ticket if you keep the Flexi Card offer?

The cost of a season ticket is six times (£300) more than a flexi-card (£50) so if the offer was kept going the club would be on a wing and a prayer as far as the other (maximum) £230 is concerned.

There is only so much goodwill that can be afforded.
re the above quote ,if city didnt put a deadline on season/flexi tickets how would the board of directors know what budget parky has to work with ,Also by selling season tickets etc its money in bank ie say we playing stevenage on a wet cold dec night how many fans would think il stay in and listen on radio saving themselves a tenner and getting **** wet through ,at least by selling tickets and having deadline the club have got the money in the bank even if fans dont attend the match ,Im in the same boat as everybody else in wishing we didnt have to pay tickets until last min but the club need money to move forward
The club even catered for those that could not afford the £199 by offering a standing order option.

It gets to a point when you are either 'in' or not.
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: Do the sensible thing and bring back Flexi Cards and you probably sell another 500. Feel sorry for all those people who will miss out because of the stupid last minute deadline decision[/p][/quote]Look at the maths: 23 matches @ £10 + £50 = £280.00 Season ticket price = £300.00. What is the incentive for buying a season ticket if you keep the Flexi Card offer? The cost of a season ticket is six times (£300) more than a flexi-card (£50) so if the offer was kept going the club would be on a wing and a prayer as far as the other (maximum) £230 is concerned. There is only so much goodwill that can be afforded.[/p][/quote]re the above quote ,if city didnt put a deadline on season/flexi tickets how would the board of directors know what budget parky has to work with ,Also by selling season tickets etc its money in bank ie say we playing stevenage on a wet cold dec night how many fans would think il stay in and listen on radio saving themselves a tenner and getting **** wet through ,at least by selling tickets and having deadline the club have got the money in the bank even if fans dont attend the match ,Im in the same boat as everybody else in wishing we didnt have to pay tickets until last min but the club need money to move forward[/p][/quote]The club even catered for those that could not afford the £199 by offering a standing order option. It gets to a point when you are either 'in' or not. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 10

5:50pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Danger Mouse Bantam says...

In addition to the total, there will be few 25 yr season ticket holders who are yet to renew...... As their price stays the same throughout the summer. I'm sure the club budgeted for this too. That's why to be fair I haven't renewed mine as yet but will do in time....
In addition to the total, there will be few 25 yr season ticket holders who are yet to renew...... As their price stays the same throughout the summer. I'm sure the club budgeted for this too. That's why to be fair I haven't renewed mine as yet but will do in time.... Danger Mouse Bantam
  • Score: 0

9:36pm Tue 3 Jun 14

OLD BANTAM says...

There will be a good few x. Leeds supporter looking for a decent game to watch this season. When you compair the two prices which are been charged.for a season ticket. And what's on view.
There will be a good few x. Leeds supporter looking for a decent game to watch this season. When you compair the two prices which are been charged.for a season ticket. And what's on view. OLD BANTAM
  • Score: 0

12:04pm Wed 4 Jun 14

SHANDY says...

Excellent lets rock valley parade once again.
We are sleeping giants.The atmosphere here is what gives us that 12th man.proud to be a city fan.#inparkywetrust.
Excellent lets rock valley parade once again. We are sleeping giants.The atmosphere here is what gives us that 12th man.proud to be a city fan.#inparkywetrust. SHANDY
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