BULLS are hoping their fans stay loyal after increasing their season ticket prices for next year.

Early-bird adult season tickets for the terrace at Odsal have gone up from £149 to £225, with a seat in the stand rising from £199 to £249, while concession and junior prices have also risen.

However, savings can be made on family tickets and buying a junior (5 to 16 years) ticket comes with a new junior home shirt.

And for every £100 spent on season tickets before August 31, buyers will receive a £10 voucher to use on merchandise in the club shop.

Children under five go free in all areas at Odsal for all matches again in 2019.

Current stand season ticket holders have until the end of September to book their ticket before their seat will go on general sale.

Bulls hope to be playing at a higher level in the Championship next season, though their defeat to Workington means they might have to earn promotion via the play-offs.

Under the current Super 8s system, Bradford would play at least one and possibly two more league games at Odsal if they go up to the second tier.

But there is current uncertainty within the sport regarding next season, with the game's authorities yet to confirm the domestic structure for 2019.

Bulls are one of a number of clubs, including promotion rivals York, who have opted to launch their season tickets sale despite that lack of clarity.

Following the launch of their 'LOYAL' season-ticket campaign, chairman Andrew Chalmers said: "While there is work to do yet, we’ve carefully considered the season ticket packages for the 2019 season and measured the pricing and offering against the market, and have included some great initiatives such as shop vouchers and home shirts for youth packages to improve the value.

"The packages and pricing structure we have settled on will continue to make rugby league accessible for our supporters while ensuring John (Kear) has the resources to support our development, academy and reserve grade systems, along with the budget and means to recruit marquee players to supplement our squad for supporters to welcome and enjoy.”

­Coach John Kear said: “There is no better word than “loyal” to describe our supporters here at Bradford Bulls. It’s an absolute pleasure to represent them and myself and the players are well aware of the effort and sacrifices they make to ensure they are there supporting us week to week.

“The building, planning and preparation for next season has been on-going for a number of months and the reserve grade and academy programme are good examples of that.

"Our investment in squad depth and player development reflects the long-term growth strategy and measured approach we are taking and we genuinely do need and value the support as we aspire to challenge at Championship level.”

For full ticket details, www.bradfordbulls.co.uk/seasonticket