Season-ticket price freeze hot news for Bradford City fans

City director of operations David Baldwin

City director of operations David Baldwin

First published in Bantams Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

City have frozen last year’s early-bird season-ticket prices for next term – providing they are snapped up before 2013.

The club today announced details for another discount Christmas scheme that will run from Monday until December 31.

Adult season tickets will cost £199 – the same as the current ones that were snapped up early – with concessions £149 and under-16s paying £99. But City have stressed those figures will go up once the initial deadline has passed.

Director of operations David Baldwin said: “There is a general feeling that whatever happens, there’s been a lot better entertainment this year. It’s good value for money at the current price of a season ticket.

“If we’re in the situation that we’re in League One next year, then that’s fantastic value.

“If we don’t go up, we are still making forward steps in the right direction to kick on. So either way we want to be loyal to our fans.”

Supporters can also spread the cost by paying half now and the balance before the end of February.

Baldwin added: “We appreciate it can be difficult over the Christmas period so we are offering that option to split it and pay in two instalments.

“If they choose to do so, people can put down half with the initial transaction. They then have until February 28 to pay the remainder. But if they wait until after that, in effect they’ve put a deposit down for the price whatever is it at when they settle the balance. So if ticket prices were to jump up by £100, they will have to pay that extra money.”

Tickets will go back on sale in March and again once the season is over. But City have warned fans to anticipate a “significant” rise on the costs of the first phase.

Baldwin said: “The Christmas deal will be a significant saving on what you will pay in the second phase and even more so in May. For the best possible value, it makes sense to buy them early.”

There are no plans for another flexi-card scheme at this stage.

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10:07am Sat 17 Nov 12

BCFC1234 says...

Wanting next years season ticket money before this season is half over. Why not do a 25 year ticket.Oops,forgot they have already tried that scam.
Wanting next years season ticket money before this season is half over. Why not do a 25 year ticket.Oops,forgot they have already tried that scam. BCFC1234
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10:17am Sat 17 Nov 12

ynotdunne says...

BCFC1234 wrote:
Wanting next years season ticket money before this season is half over. Why not do a 25 year ticket.Oops,forgot they have already tried that scam.
There is always one and congrats bcfc1234 its you! A good offer to get a season ticket for less than £200 to likely to be watching first division football and you complain!!!! Suppose you don`t recall us doing the same last season and the season before? The 25 year deal was the mastermind of a previous chairman, but no doubt you will sight JR as been at the club too. some people, go watch beeston united if you dont like it.
[quote][p][bold]BCFC1234[/bold] wrote: Wanting next years season ticket money before this season is half over. Why not do a 25 year ticket.Oops,forgot they have already tried that scam.[/p][/quote]There is always one and congrats bcfc1234 its you! A good offer to get a season ticket for less than £200 to likely to be watching first division football and you complain!!!! Suppose you don`t recall us doing the same last season and the season before? The 25 year deal was the mastermind of a previous chairman, but no doubt you will sight JR as been at the club too. some people, go watch beeston united if you dont like it. ynotdunne
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10:27am Sat 17 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

Although I was not happy with the Arsenal cup game situation well done to the board for another great offer I'll be renewing mine and my grandsons next week, well done Bradford City.
Although I was not happy with the Arsenal cup game situation well done to the board for another great offer I'll be renewing mine and my grandsons next week, well done Bradford City. nowt fresh
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10:31am Sat 17 Nov 12

bigstar says...

ynotdunne wrote:
BCFC1234 wrote:
Wanting next years season ticket money before this season is half over. Why not do a 25 year ticket.Oops,forgot they have already tried that scam.
There is always one and congrats bcfc1234 its you! A good offer to get a season ticket for less than £200 to likely to be watching first division football and you complain!!!! Suppose you don`t recall us doing the same last season and the season before? The 25 year deal was the mastermind of a previous chairman, but no doubt you will sight JR as been at the club too. some people, go watch beeston united if you dont like it.
Great offer, just like previous seasons. If u don't like paying ur money to the club before x mas, don't bother, I doubt anyone will care. But I hope 8k others do before they get expensive.
[quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BCFC1234[/bold] wrote: Wanting next years season ticket money before this season is half over. Why not do a 25 year ticket.Oops,forgot they have already tried that scam.[/p][/quote]There is always one and congrats bcfc1234 its you! A good offer to get a season ticket for less than £200 to likely to be watching first division football and you complain!!!! Suppose you don`t recall us doing the same last season and the season before? The 25 year deal was the mastermind of a previous chairman, but no doubt you will sight JR as been at the club too. some people, go watch beeston united if you dont like it.[/p][/quote]Great offer, just like previous seasons. If u don't like paying ur money to the club before x mas, don't bother, I doubt anyone will care. But I hope 8k others do before they get expensive. bigstar
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10:34am Sat 17 Nov 12

fatbloke says...

Last year it wasn't out in time for Christmas and people were moaning (if my memory serves me right).

People moaning now it is and there is an option to pay 50% in Feb!!!!

It's a great move, well done BCFC. I would without doubt get one and hopefully will before end of the year.

Even though things are far better on and off the pitch, I can't get that motivation back that was killed by PT.

Maybe a mid-life crisis maybe :-)
Last year it wasn't out in time for Christmas and people were moaning (if my memory serves me right). People moaning now it is and there is an option to pay 50% in Feb!!!! It's a great move, well done BCFC. I would without doubt get one and hopefully will before end of the year. Even though things are far better on and off the pitch, I can't get that motivation back that was killed by PT. Maybe a mid-life crisis maybe :-) fatbloke
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10:37am Sat 17 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

bigstar wrote:
ynotdunne wrote:
BCFC1234 wrote: Wanting next years season ticket money before this season is half over. Why not do a 25 year ticket.Oops,forgot they have already tried that scam.
There is always one and congrats bcfc1234 its you! A good offer to get a season ticket for less than £200 to likely to be watching first division football and you complain!!!! Suppose you don`t recall us doing the same last season and the season before? The 25 year deal was the mastermind of a previous chairman, but no doubt you will sight JR as been at the club too. some people, go watch beeston united if you dont like it.
Great offer, just like previous seasons. If u don't like paying ur money to the club before x mas, don't bother, I doubt anyone will care. But I hope 8k others do before they get expensive.
Even better the fact that you can pay half before 31st December and the rest before February 28th as Dave Baldwin says it's an expensive time of year but don't think the club can do any more to broker a deal for the fans.
[quote][p][bold]bigstar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BCFC1234[/bold] wrote: Wanting next years season ticket money before this season is half over. Why not do a 25 year ticket.Oops,forgot they have already tried that scam.[/p][/quote]There is always one and congrats bcfc1234 its you! A good offer to get a season ticket for less than £200 to likely to be watching first division football and you complain!!!! Suppose you don`t recall us doing the same last season and the season before? The 25 year deal was the mastermind of a previous chairman, but no doubt you will sight JR as been at the club too. some people, go watch beeston united if you dont like it.[/p][/quote]Great offer, just like previous seasons. If u don't like paying ur money to the club before x mas, don't bother, I doubt anyone will care. But I hope 8k others do before they get expensive.[/p][/quote]Even better the fact that you can pay half before 31st December and the rest before February 28th as Dave Baldwin says it's an expensive time of year but don't think the club can do any more to broker a deal for the fans. nowt fresh
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10:40am Sat 17 Nov 12

fatbloke says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Although I was not happy with the Arsenal cup game situation well done to the board for another great offer I'll be renewing mine and my grandsons next week, well done Bradford City.
What was wrong with the Arsenal situation?

The only fault I can pick up on is I couldn't buy a ticket on line. I could not log on as my post code had been input as an address in BD18 that I had never heard of and never lived in BD18.

I emailed the club to check my post code they had for me and didn't get a reply. After a few days I had to go down therefore selection of seats were more limited.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Although I was not happy with the Arsenal cup game situation well done to the board for another great offer I'll be renewing mine and my grandsons next week, well done Bradford City.[/p][/quote]What was wrong with the Arsenal situation? The only fault I can pick up on is I couldn't buy a ticket on line. I could not log on as my post code had been input as an address in BD18 that I had never heard of and never lived in BD18. I emailed the club to check my post code they had for me and didn't get a reply. After a few days I had to go down therefore selection of seats were more limited. fatbloke
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10:46am Sat 17 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

fatbloke wrote:
nowt fresh wrote: Although I was not happy with the Arsenal cup game situation well done to the board for another great offer I'll be renewing mine and my grandsons next week, well done Bradford City.
What was wrong with the Arsenal situation? The only fault I can pick up on is I couldn't buy a ticket on line. I could not log on as my post code had been input as an address in BD18 that I had never heard of and never lived in BD18. I emailed the club to check my post code they had for me and didn't get a reply. After a few days I had to go down therefore selection of seats were more limited.
Sorry fatbloke not going to drag it out in another thread read my comments in the " Bradford City fans queue around the block for Arsenal tickets"you may agree or disagree ? it's water under the bridge now so we need to move on and support this great offer !!.
[quote][p][bold]fatbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Although I was not happy with the Arsenal cup game situation well done to the board for another great offer I'll be renewing mine and my grandsons next week, well done Bradford City.[/p][/quote]What was wrong with the Arsenal situation? The only fault I can pick up on is I couldn't buy a ticket on line. I could not log on as my post code had been input as an address in BD18 that I had never heard of and never lived in BD18. I emailed the club to check my post code they had for me and didn't get a reply. After a few days I had to go down therefore selection of seats were more limited.[/p][/quote]Sorry fatbloke not going to drag it out in another thread read my comments in the " Bradford City fans queue around the block for Arsenal tickets"you may agree or disagree ? it's water under the bridge now so we need to move on and support this great offer !!. nowt fresh
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10:49am Sat 17 Nov 12

shoatsy says...

Excellent work from all the board at VP you got this and the Arsenal game spot on well done fantastic deal!!!

getting mine on Monday morning!!
Excellent work from all the board at VP you got this and the Arsenal game spot on well done fantastic deal!!! getting mine on Monday morning!! shoatsy
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11:06am Sat 17 Nov 12

fatbloke says...

nowt fresh wrote:
fatbloke wrote:
nowt fresh wrote: Although I was not happy with the Arsenal cup game situation well done to the board for another great offer I'll be renewing mine and my grandsons next week, well done Bradford City.
What was wrong with the Arsenal situation? The only fault I can pick up on is I couldn't buy a ticket on line. I could not log on as my post code had been input as an address in BD18 that I had never heard of and never lived in BD18. I emailed the club to check my post code they had for me and didn't get a reply. After a few days I had to go down therefore selection of seats were more limited.
Sorry fatbloke not going to drag it out in another thread read my comments in the " Bradford City fans queue around the block for Arsenal tickets"you may agree or disagree ? it's water under the bridge now so we need to move on and support this great offer !!.
You didn't want to drag it on? Why mention Arsenal in this post? :-)

When I had problems with my post code (mentioned above) I tried to get a banqueting seat with 7 friends.

After a couple of days not getting a reply re my post code issue or banqueting deals I had to go down and settle for a seat in TL Dallas stand. The following day I got a reply about banqueting, typical as would have had them for this game.

I was frustrated but, I can imagine how busy the club have been in recent weeks and some of the decisions they have had to make will not have been easy and will never have pleased all.

Better then the club board been quiet which would mean another season like the last few!!
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fatbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Although I was not happy with the Arsenal cup game situation well done to the board for another great offer I'll be renewing mine and my grandsons next week, well done Bradford City.[/p][/quote]What was wrong with the Arsenal situation? The only fault I can pick up on is I couldn't buy a ticket on line. I could not log on as my post code had been input as an address in BD18 that I had never heard of and never lived in BD18. I emailed the club to check my post code they had for me and didn't get a reply. After a few days I had to go down therefore selection of seats were more limited.[/p][/quote]Sorry fatbloke not going to drag it out in another thread read my comments in the " Bradford City fans queue around the block for Arsenal tickets"you may agree or disagree ? it's water under the bridge now so we need to move on and support this great offer !!.[/p][/quote]You didn't want to drag it on? Why mention Arsenal in this post? :-) When I had problems with my post code (mentioned above) I tried to get a banqueting seat with 7 friends. After a couple of days not getting a reply re my post code issue or banqueting deals I had to go down and settle for a seat in TL Dallas stand. The following day I got a reply about banqueting, typical as would have had them for this game. I was frustrated but, I can imagine how busy the club have been in recent weeks and some of the decisions they have had to make will not have been easy and will never have pleased all. Better then the club board been quiet which would mean another season like the last few!! fatbloke
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11:07am Sat 17 Nov 12

ALEXIMO.56. says...

Well done BCFC on another fantastic deal. Personally, I wouldn't have minded if it was £230. = £10 per game. Not a bad price for watching Lg.1. football. I shall be getting mine on Thursday. ONWARDS AND UPWARDS. c.t.i.d.
Well done BCFC on another fantastic deal. Personally, I wouldn't have minded if it was £230. = £10 per game. Not a bad price for watching Lg.1. football. I shall be getting mine on Thursday. ONWARDS AND UPWARDS. c.t.i.d. ALEXIMO.56.
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11:20am Sat 17 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

fatbloke wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
fatbloke wrote:
nowt fresh wrote: Although I was not happy with the Arsenal cup game situation well done to the board for another great offer I'll be renewing mine and my grandsons next week, well done Bradford City.
What was wrong with the Arsenal situation? The only fault I can pick up on is I couldn't buy a ticket on line. I could not log on as my post code had been input as an address in BD18 that I had never heard of and never lived in BD18. I emailed the club to check my post code they had for me and didn't get a reply. After a few days I had to go down therefore selection of seats were more limited.
Sorry fatbloke not going to drag it out in another thread read my comments in the " Bradford City fans queue around the block for Arsenal tickets"you may agree or disagree ? it's water under the bridge now so we need to move on and support this great offer !!.
You didn't want to drag it on? Why mention Arsenal in this post? :-) When I had problems with my post code (mentioned above) I tried to get a banqueting seat with 7 friends. After a couple of days not getting a reply re my post code issue or banqueting deals I had to go down and settle for a seat in TL Dallas stand. The following day I got a reply about banqueting, typical as would have had them for this game. I was frustrated but, I can imagine how busy the club have been in recent weeks and some of the decisions they have had to make will not have been easy and will never have pleased all. Better then the club board been quiet which would mean another season like the last few!!
Sorry fatbloke didn't realise I had to run all my replies past you before I posted them,I brought up the Arsenal comment because unlike some I won't be taking my bat & ball home and not buying a season ticket for next year even though I had problems with how my seat was given to a corporate/hospitalit
y client who will probably not attend another home game this season, does that explanation meet with your approval fatbloke :-)).
[quote][p][bold]fatbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fatbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Although I was not happy with the Arsenal cup game situation well done to the board for another great offer I'll be renewing mine and my grandsons next week, well done Bradford City.[/p][/quote]What was wrong with the Arsenal situation? The only fault I can pick up on is I couldn't buy a ticket on line. I could not log on as my post code had been input as an address in BD18 that I had never heard of and never lived in BD18. I emailed the club to check my post code they had for me and didn't get a reply. After a few days I had to go down therefore selection of seats were more limited.[/p][/quote]Sorry fatbloke not going to drag it out in another thread read my comments in the " Bradford City fans queue around the block for Arsenal tickets"you may agree or disagree ? it's water under the bridge now so we need to move on and support this great offer !!.[/p][/quote]You didn't want to drag it on? Why mention Arsenal in this post? :-) When I had problems with my post code (mentioned above) I tried to get a banqueting seat with 7 friends. After a couple of days not getting a reply re my post code issue or banqueting deals I had to go down and settle for a seat in TL Dallas stand. The following day I got a reply about banqueting, typical as would have had them for this game. I was frustrated but, I can imagine how busy the club have been in recent weeks and some of the decisions they have had to make will not have been easy and will never have pleased all. Better then the club board been quiet which would mean another season like the last few!![/p][/quote]Sorry fatbloke didn't realise I had to run all my replies past you before I posted them,I brought up the Arsenal comment because unlike some I won't be taking my bat & ball home and not buying a season ticket for next year even though I had problems with how my seat was given to a corporate/hospitalit y client who will probably not attend another home game this season, does that explanation meet with your approval fatbloke :-)). nowt fresh
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11:23am Sat 17 Nov 12

fatbloke says...

It will do :-)
It will do :-) fatbloke
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11:27am Sat 17 Nov 12

macca1969 says...

I for one think this is another fantastic deal from the club, well done to all concerned. I will be taking up the offer.
I for one think this is another fantastic deal from the club, well done to all concerned. I will be taking up the offer. macca1969
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12:24pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Tickertex says...

Wow, with hard times for alot of folk, but with city on the up, people always find money at christmas for presents & spending.This is definately a yes for the regulars, a yes for the undecided & a possibility for the can't really afford it ones. Well done city on another great offer.
Wow, with hard times for alot of folk, but with city on the up, people always find money at christmas for presents & spending.This is definately a yes for the regulars, a yes for the undecided & a possibility for the can't really afford it ones. Well done city on another great offer. Tickertex
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9:22pm Sat 17 Nov 12

lonniejockstrap says...

I bet if the Club offered fans a free season ticket each if they claimed it before the end of November someone would come on here and complain because they felt the Club should be offering two each.
I bet if the Club offered fans a free season ticket each if they claimed it before the end of November someone would come on here and complain because they felt the Club should be offering two each. lonniejockstrap
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4:43pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Colin Allcars says...

Anyone know why city are selling next years season tickets this year? Are they worried fans won't pay what other clubs' fans pay?
Anyone know why city are selling next years season tickets this year? Are they worried fans won't pay what other clubs' fans pay? Colin Allcars
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