Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Price Freeze Won't Stop Exodus

Price Freeze Won't Stop Exodus

Despite reports to the contrary Aston Villa have announced a price freeze on Season tickets for the 2006-07 campaign.

The official site explains:

'Renewals or new purchasers have until June 16th to take up this special offer which confirms Villa's pricing structure as being amongst the best in the Premiership. It all means a Villa fan can potentially secure a seat in the centre of the Trinity Road Stand for the equivalent of just £25 per match - which represents a massive saving when compared with the equivalent match-by-match ticket price.

For juniors under the age of 12, a seasonal cost of £125 for the best seat in the house equates to less than £7 per match.

The least expensive single adult season ticket will cost only £330 before June 16th (that's a little over £17 per match) and even after the price freeze, an average increase of just 6% ensures Villa's season ticket pricing remains amongst the most competitive around.

Operations Director, Steve Stride told www.avfc.co.uk: There are always many considerations when applying a pricing structure and the price freeze is our way of showing our gratitude for supporter-loyalty during the last 9 months. Our concessionary pricing structure is also amongst the most innovative around and the fact that we have three tiers for junior season ticket holders proves our commitment to providing a platform for our younger fans to watch Premiership football on a regular and affordable basis.'

They are also offering 0% finance for season ticket purchases over 3 or 6 months.

The official site also says: 'Next term's season ticket packages will once again include a number of additional benefits, including quarterly issues of the Claret & Blue magazine and a copy of the club's popular yearbook. Season Tickets for next season can be purchased from Monday, 8th May.

I don't think this will stop the exodus of fans, a handful of my mates aren't renewing - although in reality they are probably just saying that to get away from me!

With attendances down 7% this season (meaning £1million less in gate receipts) I would expect far more sub 30 000 attendances next year IF there are no changes made in the summer.

For once Doug's axe would be welcome but we need several chops, including himself.

As one person said on Vital Villa's forum

Taxi For O'Leary - Box For Ellis


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday May 4 2006
Time: 12:38PM

Comments

0
Like the comment by Jimbinho in the forum: Well, our prices are among the lowest in the Premiership. Just like our ambition.
The Fear
04/05/2006 12:44:00
0
Like the comment by Jimbinho in the forum: Well, our prices are among the lowest in the Premiership. Just like our ambition.
The Fear
04/05/2006 12:44:00
0
Value for money? I think not.
murph
04/05/2006 13:10:00
0
Value for money? I think not.
murph
04/05/2006 13:10:00
0
its going to take alot more than a price freeze to bring back the fans
Bobbymsb
04/05/2006 18:47:00
0
its going to take alot more than a price freeze to bring back the fans
Bobbymsb
04/05/2006 18:47:00
0
I think that the fans who are going to renew, would have done so even if a slight increase had have been applied. I suppose that its a gesture by Ellis, Stride and co., but I think they will be shook rigid at the huge drop in season ticket sales over the summer. Supporters have never felt so apathetic towards the club as they do right now, and until big changes are made, starting with the departure of Ellis, attendances will continue to drop unabated.
glensider
04/05/2006 20:13:00
0
I think that the fans who are going to renew, would have done so even if a slight increase had have been applied. I suppose that its a gesture by Ellis, Stride and co., but I think they will be shook rigid at the huge drop in season ticket sales over the summer. Supporters have never felt so apathetic towards the club as they do right now, and until big changes are made, starting with the departure of Ellis, attendances will continue to drop unabated.
glensider
04/05/2006 20:13:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 06/12/2016 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest look at all things Aston Villa in our news and social media round up.

Verity Previews FA Youth Cup Clash

Aston Villa's youngster head to Ashton Gate for a 7pm kick off later this evening as we meet Bristol City in the third round of the 2016/17 FA Youth Cup.

Calderwood's Fit Right In - Bruce

Manager Steve Bruce has been speaking about how new assistant manager Colin Calderwood has slotted right into life at Villa Park.

Mega Trawl Through Vital Villa Archives - 6/12 On This Day

A look back at our articles for the 5th December for every year since 2005. Some fascinating comments on these!

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

The Vital Villa Player Of November
Suggested By: JP Fear
Gollini5%
Hutton2%
Chester2%
Baker7%
Westwood5%
Amavi2%
Jedinak29%
Gardner1%
Grealish2%
Gestede1%
Kodjia37%
Adomah 6%
Ayew1%
Other0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Wolff rules out big name driver for Mercedes
Latest Vital Boxing News
41 Years Ago Today
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 18 2016 12:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 29 2016 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear165
2.JuanPabloAngel108
3.HeathfieldRoad187479
4.sirdennis65
5.TuBBz55
6.BodyButter49
7.Wurzel37
8.Stephen Jay Hawkings36
9.DeanoVilla31
10.Melon Donkey27
Write for Vital Football