Ticket prices to rise at York City

The cost of admission will increase at Bootham Crescent next season

The cost of admission will increase at Bootham Crescent next season

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TICKET prices at York City are rising next season.

The cost of buying a season ticket to watch Minstermen manager Nigel Worthington's warriors will increase and match admission prices will also go up by £1.

An adult season ticket for the David Longhurst Stand now costs £275 (before June 30) - an increase of £20 on last year - and equates to £11.96 per match, while the new on the turnstile price for the 2014/15 campaign is £18.

Fans aged under-12 will still be able to buy a season ticket anywhere in the ground for only £50 - the equivalent of £2.17 a game.

Most season tickets will cost more if they are bought after June 30 with the club continuing a three stage pricing structure.

Once the 'early bird' period has expired, a new increased price is in effect up to July 31 with a further rise taking effect from August 1.

Season ticket prices have remained the same in the two years the club have been in the Football League and chiefs at Bootham Crescent said the "difficult decision to increase the price of tickets very slightly" had been taken to keep "the club in line with our League Two rivals".

In a message sent to supporters asking them to renew, Worthington said: "The club has obviously taken the difficult decision to make a small increase in the price of a ticket for next season.

"It is not a decision the club has taken lightly. Everyone is aware these are still difficult times economically for a lot of people.

"But the increase has been kept to a minimum and watching professional football at York City still represents fantastic value when compared with ticket prices at rival clubs."

Mini season tickets, for ten home matches, will go on sale from December 1.

Sophie Hicks, the club's communications and community director, said: “We performed a full review of the season ticket and day admission prices of clubs in League Two and even with the slight price increase, York City remains competitively priced.

"It is clearly advantageous to buy a season ticket before June 30, when an adult can watch matches from the David Longhurst Stand for under £12 per game. We are very much committed to encouraging the next generation of support and I’m pleased to say we continue to offer season tickets to Under-12s for only £50, which equates to only £2.17 per match.

"We hope fans share our view that following York City is still good value for money and will support the club and the team by purchasing a season ticket for the coming season.”

Main stand/enclosure: adult £350 (up to June 30), £375 (up to July 31), £412.50 (from August 1); over 65/student £220, £250, £275; junior under 16 £125, £125, £137.50, under 12 £50, £50, £55; popular stand: adult £295, £325, £357.50; O65/student £195, £220, £242; junior under 16 £125, £125, £137.50; U12 £50, £50, £55.

David Longhurst Stand: adult £275, £299, £328.90; O65/student £170, £199, £218.90; Junior U16 £125, £125, £137.50; U12 £50, £50, £55.

Disabled (carer free): adult £275, £299, £328.90; O65/student £170, £199, £218.90; Junior U16 £125, £125, £137.50.

Matchday: Main stand: adult £21, O65/student £14, U16 £14; Popular stand adult £19, O65/student £13, U16 £13; David Longhurst adult £18, O65/student £12, U16 £12; family stand adult £19, U16 £9; disabled/ambulant adult £18, O65/student £12, U16 £12.

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7:03pm Tue 27 May 14

kirkbride1979 says...

Still a fair price to watch York play will get my season ticket when the higher rate kicks in
Still a fair price to watch York play will get my season ticket when the higher rate kicks in kirkbride1979
  • Score: 10

7:28pm Tue 27 May 14

bill bailey says...

Fair YC I don't begrudge the increase , If the club want to move forward we have to contribute to that,
Fair YC I don't begrudge the increase , If the club want to move forward we have to contribute to that, bill bailey
  • Score: 17

8:23pm Tue 27 May 14

trevor-c2 says...

Good value really, will be more next season when they are in div 1.
Good value really, will be more next season when they are in div 1. trevor-c2
  • Score: 7

8:49pm Tue 27 May 14

dazthecat says...

Being way over 12 I can't recall what it was before, but it's great to see the club offering tickets so cheaply for kids.

For a long time it has seemed to me we maybe haven't offered enough incentive to get the kids in York supporting us and not the seemingly more lucrative options nearby. This is a great move in my opinion and i hope it's an indication of the kind of thing we can expect from the off pitch team we've been putting together.
Being way over 12 I can't recall what it was before, but it's great to see the club offering tickets so cheaply for kids. For a long time it has seemed to me we maybe haven't offered enough incentive to get the kids in York supporting us and not the seemingly more lucrative options nearby. This is a great move in my opinion and i hope it's an indication of the kind of thing we can expect from the off pitch team we've been putting together. dazthecat
  • Score: 6

9:16pm Tue 27 May 14

Yorkie41 says...

Excellent comments a lot better feed back than I expected I also agree that the youngsters are city's future supporters, and this will go along way towards encouraging them.
Excellent comments a lot better feed back than I expected I also agree that the youngsters are city's future supporters, and this will go along way towards encouraging them. Yorkie41
  • Score: 15

9:51pm Tue 27 May 14

NotInOz says...

I remember when I was a young 'un and there was no concession rate - until I was 16 I watched more games at several other Yorkshire clubs than I watched at York. If the equivalent £50 ticket had been available back then I would have been at as many home games as possible. Didn't put me off supporting York for life, but I suspect a fair few were drawn elsewhere, especially from the wider areas of our fan base.
I remember when I was a young 'un and there was no concession rate - until I was 16 I watched more games at several other Yorkshire clubs than I watched at York. If the equivalent £50 ticket had been available back then I would have been at as many home games as possible. Didn't put me off supporting York for life, but I suspect a fair few were drawn elsewhere, especially from the wider areas of our fan base. NotInOz
  • Score: 6

12:21am Wed 28 May 14

Dave Ruddock says...

its a game, greedy sods - no improvements- no change - just different management get paid more ans more and more

you guessed it HATE PAYING GOOD MONEY NON UK FOOTBALL ACHES
its a game, greedy sods - no improvements- no change - just different management get paid more ans more and more you guessed it HATE PAYING GOOD MONEY NON UK FOOTBALL ACHES Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -53

6:41am Wed 28 May 14

anth!! says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
its a game, greedy sods - no improvements- no change - just different management get paid more ans more and more

you guessed it HATE PAYING GOOD MONEY NON UK FOOTBALL ACHES
Dont go then.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: its a game, greedy sods - no improvements- no change - just different management get paid more ans more and more you guessed it HATE PAYING GOOD MONEY NON UK FOOTBALL ACHES[/p][/quote]Dont go then. anth!!
  • Score: 36

7:25am Wed 28 May 14

ian923 says...

I,m happy to pay a little more for my season ticket in the Longhurst. Best of luck to Fleetwood but hope it,s City going up next season-automatically
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I,m happy to pay a little more for my season ticket in the Longhurst. Best of luck to Fleetwood but hope it,s City going up next season-automatically . ian923
  • Score: 4

8:50am Wed 28 May 14

andy fowler says...

anth!! wrote:
Dave Ruddock wrote:
its a game, greedy sods - no improvements- no change - just different management get paid more ans more and more

you guessed it HATE PAYING GOOD MONEY NON UK FOOTBALL ACHES
Dont go then.
Go to Luton with Bill.
[quote][p][bold]anth!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: its a game, greedy sods - no improvements- no change - just different management get paid more ans more and more you guessed it HATE PAYING GOOD MONEY NON UK FOOTBALL ACHES[/p][/quote]Dont go then.[/p][/quote]Go to Luton with Bill. andy fowler
  • Score: -7

8:53am Wed 28 May 14

born&breed says...

anth!! wrote:
Dave Ruddock wrote:
its a game, greedy sods - no improvements- no change - just different management get paid more ans more and more

you guessed it HATE PAYING GOOD MONEY NON UK FOOTBALL ACHES
Dont go then.
Agree with Anth - you have a choice - no likey, no go. The last thing we need are people moaning from the start. Longhurst - £11.95 OAPs £7.40 - Main Stand £15.20 OAPs £9.56 per game
I think it's fair and correct well done City
[quote][p][bold]anth!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: its a game, greedy sods - no improvements- no change - just different management get paid more ans more and more you guessed it HATE PAYING GOOD MONEY NON UK FOOTBALL ACHES[/p][/quote]Dont go then.[/p][/quote]Agree with Anth - you have a choice - no likey, no go. The last thing we need are people moaning from the start. Longhurst - £11.95 OAPs £7.40 - Main Stand £15.20 OAPs £9.56 per game I think it's fair and correct well done City born&breed
  • Score: 16

9:03am Wed 28 May 14

yorkandproud says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
its a game, greedy sods - no improvements- no change - just different management get paid more ans more and more

you guessed it HATE PAYING GOOD MONEY NON UK FOOTBALL ACHES
Sadly Dave, I think it's back to school for you, and not to watch football. I found your post to make no sense whatsoever, but I presume that as you are writing on a YCFC forum, you are a City fan, but didn't listen in your English classes at school.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: its a game, greedy sods - no improvements- no change - just different management get paid more ans more and more you guessed it HATE PAYING GOOD MONEY NON UK FOOTBALL ACHES[/p][/quote]Sadly Dave, I think it's back to school for you, and not to watch football. I found your post to make no sense whatsoever, but I presume that as you are writing on a YCFC forum, you are a City fan, but didn't listen in your English classes at school. yorkandproud
  • Score: 17

9:27am Wed 28 May 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

A fair and reasonable increase when considering a number of factors.

Firstly, the progress the club is making both on and off the pitch is all positive.

Secondly, I would wager nearly every other club in the league will be raising ticket prices with the possible exception of those that were relegated to League 1.

Thirdly, although the increase will go to cover many areas (overheads etc), some will no doubt find its way into the playing budget and thus improve the quality of player we recruit.

Another sensible step forwards by the club.

One point I would urge the club to consider for next season would be selecting a couple of games where we do not expect a great away contingent (Daggers and Robins maybe) and look to have a kids for £1 day. This was run when we played at Southend last season and put around 3k on the gate. Although it may only put 1k to 1.5k on the gate for York, these are young supporters that may be encouraged to return again later in the season.
A fair and reasonable increase when considering a number of factors. Firstly, the progress the club is making both on and off the pitch is all positive. Secondly, I would wager nearly every other club in the league will be raising ticket prices with the possible exception of those that were relegated to League 1. Thirdly, although the increase will go to cover many areas (overheads etc), some will no doubt find its way into the playing budget and thus improve the quality of player we recruit. Another sensible step forwards by the club. One point I would urge the club to consider for next season would be selecting a couple of games where we do not expect a great away contingent (Daggers and Robins maybe) and look to have a kids for £1 day. This was run when we played at Southend last season and put around 3k on the gate. Although it may only put 1k to 1.5k on the gate for York, these are young supporters that may be encouraged to return again later in the season. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 32

10:45am Wed 28 May 14

Dave 77 says...

I'm disappointed the club has not introduced a discount scheme for those who can't get to enough games to make a season ticket worth while. Buy a voucher for half price entry for example?

More money for the club up front after all
I'm disappointed the club has not introduced a discount scheme for those who can't get to enough games to make a season ticket worth while. Buy a voucher for half price entry for example? More money for the club up front after all Dave 77
  • Score: 3

12:16pm Wed 28 May 14

Fat Harry says...

Dave 77 wrote:
I'm disappointed the club has not introduced a discount scheme for those who can't get to enough games to make a season ticket worth while. Buy a voucher for half price entry for example? More money for the club up front after all
They do have the mini-season ticket which I believe is valid for any ten games.

I appreciate this isn't issued until December so isn't good for someone who can go to, say, five games before then, and five after.

Write to the board with your suggestion.
[quote][p][bold]Dave 77[/bold] wrote: I'm disappointed the club has not introduced a discount scheme for those who can't get to enough games to make a season ticket worth while. Buy a voucher for half price entry for example? More money for the club up front after all[/p][/quote]They do have the mini-season ticket which I believe is valid for any ten games. I appreciate this isn't issued until December so isn't good for someone who can go to, say, five games before then, and five after. Write to the board with your suggestion. Fat Harry
  • Score: 6

1:55pm Wed 28 May 14

Gluten Intolerant says...

In case anyone's wondering why there were so many empty spaces between the Fleetwood fans at wembley , apparently its because they all smell so badly of fish.. ...
In case anyone's wondering why there were so many empty spaces between the Fleetwood fans at wembley , apparently its because they all smell so badly of fish.. ... Gluten Intolerant
  • Score: -15

2:19pm Wed 28 May 14

joejamestom says...

dazthecat wrote:
Being way over 12 I can't recall what it was before, but it's great to see the club offering tickets so cheaply for kids.

For a long time it has seemed to me we maybe haven't offered enough incentive to get the kids in York supporting us and not the seemingly more lucrative options nearby. This is a great move in my opinion and i hope it's an indication of the kind of thing we can expect from the off pitch team we've been putting together.
Having been taking my two since they started school & incidentally since the dark days of relegation I considered it very good value an adult plus 2 kids in the family stand for less than £300 a season, but as ages rise so do the costs we are now looking at just under £700 so no longer such a cheap afternoon out.
However as my eldest is a massive fan now & hooked for life so we shall have to shoulder the financial burden until they are paying their own way.
It could make it easier to bear the price rise with improvements in our attacking play. As with the above posters I thought FleetwoodV V Burton at Wembley was a low turn out 5000 less than the Conference play off final shame for the League really.
Cmon city!!!
[quote][p][bold]dazthecat[/bold] wrote: Being way over 12 I can't recall what it was before, but it's great to see the club offering tickets so cheaply for kids. For a long time it has seemed to me we maybe haven't offered enough incentive to get the kids in York supporting us and not the seemingly more lucrative options nearby. This is a great move in my opinion and i hope it's an indication of the kind of thing we can expect from the off pitch team we've been putting together.[/p][/quote]Having been taking my two since they started school & incidentally since the dark days of relegation I considered it very good value an adult plus 2 kids in the family stand for less than £300 a season, but as ages rise so do the costs we are now looking at just under £700 so no longer such a cheap afternoon out. However as my eldest is a massive fan now & hooked for life so we shall have to shoulder the financial burden until they are paying their own way. It could make it easier to bear the price rise with improvements in our attacking play. As with the above posters I thought FleetwoodV V Burton at Wembley was a low turn out 5000 less than the Conference play off final shame for the League really. Cmon city!!! joejamestom
  • Score: 1

2:46pm Wed 28 May 14

YoRkIe59 says...

it is without doubt great value for a season ticket at 50 pounds for an under twelve yr old.i took advantage of the similar great deals on offer to get my son a season ticket even tho i knew we wouldnt make quite all the games it was still worth it.but as someone else commented i think the price of taking a child under twelve is still too high for a one off game,my son was already a committed city fan from being about 8 yrs old but the ones we need to get through the turnstiles are also the guys that might take in four five games a season who have a child or a couple of children he may or may not think to take.if he,s only an occaisional supporter we need people like that to take their youngsters with em and get city in their blood so they want a season ticket following seasons.and adding £12 or maybe £24 pounds is only going to make people inclined to leave the kids at home and save the money.on the whole though no gripe at all with citys prices there will still be a few clubs in the conference where you would pay more.
it is without doubt great value for a season ticket at 50 pounds for an under twelve yr old.i took advantage of the similar great deals on offer to get my son a season ticket even tho i knew we wouldnt make quite all the games it was still worth it.but as someone else commented i think the price of taking a child under twelve is still too high for a one off game,my son was already a committed city fan from being about 8 yrs old but the ones we need to get through the turnstiles are also the guys that might take in four five games a season who have a child or a couple of children he may or may not think to take.if he,s only an occaisional supporter we need people like that to take their youngsters with em and get city in their blood so they want a season ticket following seasons.and adding £12 or maybe £24 pounds is only going to make people inclined to leave the kids at home and save the money.on the whole though no gripe at all with citys prices there will still be a few clubs in the conference where you would pay more. YoRkIe59
  • Score: 0

2:58pm Wed 28 May 14

RooBeck says...

Still a very good deal - £10.40p a match in the covered DLStand, if you are an early-bird buyer. I believe Hartlepool (in their 2013/14 'parachute' season in L2, were charging £25!), so, no comparison! As for attracting more support, in addition to concessions and measures to encourage youngsters to attend, what better recipe than a team known for it's attractive, entertaining and successful football?! So, COYR.
Still a very good deal - £10.40p a match in the covered DLStand, if you are an early-bird buyer. I believe Hartlepool (in their 2013/14 'parachute' season in L2, were charging £25!), so, no comparison! As for attracting more support, in addition to concessions and measures to encourage youngsters to attend, what better recipe than a team known for it's attractive, entertaining and successful football?! So, COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 0

3:02pm Wed 28 May 14

quakerwood says...

Chairman announced on Radio York this morning that deals are done for a Goalkeeper and a Striker. Not announcing names until pens are put to paper which should be tomorrow or Friday
Chairman announced on Radio York this morning that deals are done for a Goalkeeper and a Striker. Not announcing names until pens are put to paper which should be tomorrow or Friday quakerwood
  • Score: 5

4:41pm Wed 28 May 14

Boyer for England says...

I think the pay on the day price of £18 is too much as was £17.
If you think I'm wrong why does a winning team in a city the size of York only get just over 3000 fans ?
I think the pay on the day price of £18 is too much as was £17. If you think I'm wrong why does a winning team in a city the size of York only get just over 3000 fans ? Boyer for England
  • Score: -18

5:37pm Wed 28 May 14

chuckabuttie says...

I see we're in the League 2 "play offs" for number of players used last season - 33. Sounds a lot until you look at Bury's Championship winning total of 47. How on Earth.............
I see we're in the League 2 "play offs" for number of players used last season - 33. Sounds a lot until you look at Bury's Championship winning total of 47. How on Earth............. chuckabuttie
  • Score: 0

6:08pm Wed 28 May 14

Tug job says...

quakerwood wrote:
Chairman announced on Radio York this morning that deals are done for a Goalkeeper and a Striker. Not announcing names until pens are put to paper which should be tomorrow or Friday
But neither of them are "done deals" until the players sign, are they? Even the , players have a period in whichthey can opt out. Remember a few years ago when the club announced they'd signed Gash and Charles, only for the deal to be scuppered when the latter's girlfriend decided she wanted to stay in London?
[quote][p][bold]quakerwood[/bold] wrote: Chairman announced on Radio York this morning that deals are done for a Goalkeeper and a Striker. Not announcing names until pens are put to paper which should be tomorrow or Friday[/p][/quote]But neither of them are "done deals" until the players sign, are they? Even the , players have a period in whichthey can opt out. Remember a few years ago when the club announced they'd signed Gash and Charles, only for the deal to be scuppered when the latter's girlfriend decided she wanted to stay in London? Tug job
  • Score: 1

7:24pm Wed 28 May 14

bill bailey says...

Goalkeeper and Striker will be signed within 2 days. Oh and Andy Flower has bought a Luton season ticket. And Dave Ruddock is going to driving him down there on his tractor ,
Goalkeeper and Striker will be signed within 2 days. Oh and Andy Flower has bought a Luton season ticket. And Dave Ruddock is going to driving him down there on his tractor , bill bailey
  • Score: -12

7:55pm Wed 28 May 14

Dr Brian says...

I think the prices have gone up (David Longhurst stand) by a pound every year for the last 4 or 5 years - that is one hell of a hike compared to inflation. I could understand them going up when promotion was won to the league but we are in the same league as the season just finished and are paying more. I dread to think what the prices will be at the Community Stadium.

I will pick my games because unlike some people I don't think the club is worth £17 to stand and watch a game of 4th division standard.
I think the prices have gone up (David Longhurst stand) by a pound every year for the last 4 or 5 years - that is one hell of a hike compared to inflation. I could understand them going up when promotion was won to the league but we are in the same league as the season just finished and are paying more. I dread to think what the prices will be at the Community Stadium. I will pick my games because unlike some people I don't think the club is worth £17 to stand and watch a game of 4th division standard. Dr Brian
  • Score: -6

7:59pm Wed 28 May 14

Dr Brian says...

I said
"I will pick my games because unlike some people I don't think the club is worth £17 to stand and watch a game of 4th division standard"

OR EVEN £18!!!!!
I said "I will pick my games because unlike some people I don't think the club is worth £17 to stand and watch a game of 4th division standard" OR EVEN £18!!!!! Dr Brian
  • Score: -2

8:02pm Wed 28 May 14

bill bailey says...

Dr Brian wrote:
I said
"I will pick my games because unlike some people I don't think the club is worth £17 to stand and watch a game of 4th division standard"

OR EVEN £18!!!!!
It will cost Andy Flower more than that at Luton. but he pays his money !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Dr Brian[/bold] wrote: I said "I will pick my games because unlike some people I don't think the club is worth £17 to stand and watch a game of 4th division standard" OR EVEN £18!!!!![/p][/quote]It will cost Andy Flower more than that at Luton. but he pays his money !!!!!! bill bailey
  • Score: -12

8:21pm Wed 28 May 14

Tug job says...

Boyer for England wrote:
I think the pay on the day price of £18 is too much as was £17.
If you think I'm wrong why does a winning team in a city the size of York only get just over 3000 fans ?
Good question to which the answer will be complex and will involve many factors; admission charges won't be the sole reason.
[quote][p][bold]Boyer for England[/bold] wrote: I think the pay on the day price of £18 is too much as was £17. If you think I'm wrong why does a winning team in a city the size of York only get just over 3000 fans ?[/p][/quote]Good question to which the answer will be complex and will involve many factors; admission charges won't be the sole reason. Tug job
  • Score: 2

8:29pm Wed 28 May 14

Yorkieroy60 says...

RooBeck wrote:
Still a very good deal - £10.40p a match in the covered DLStand, if you are an early-bird buyer. I believe Hartlepool (in their 2013/14 'parachute' season in L2, were charging £25!), so, no comparison! As for attracting more support, in addition to concessions and measures to encourage youngsters to attend, what better recipe than a team known for it's attractive, entertaining and successful football?! So, COYR.
Mm not sure about that Hartlepool actually do some good deals for their fans on season tickets providing they get a good number of fans to sign up for it usually about 4000-like this season for early takers £180 for the terraces £140 for over 60's before July they must be about the cheapest in League 2. My feeling on that is that once the club has banked that and nearly all their supporters are season ticket holders there is very little cash flow as the season goes on so I believe their investment in players can suffer, whereas City have about 1500 season ticket holders paying more then that and then another possible 3000 paying on the gate per game so I think that gives us a bit more leeway with for instance signings in the January transfer window-correct me if I'm wrong!
[quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: Still a very good deal - £10.40p a match in the covered DLStand, if you are an early-bird buyer. I believe Hartlepool (in their 2013/14 'parachute' season in L2, were charging £25!), so, no comparison! As for attracting more support, in addition to concessions and measures to encourage youngsters to attend, what better recipe than a team known for it's attractive, entertaining and successful football?! So, COYR.[/p][/quote]Mm not sure about that Hartlepool actually do some good deals for their fans on season tickets providing they get a good number of fans to sign up for it usually about 4000-like this season for early takers £180 for the terraces £140 for over 60's before July they must be about the cheapest in League 2. My feeling on that is that once the club has banked that and nearly all their supporters are season ticket holders there is very little cash flow as the season goes on so I believe their investment in players can suffer, whereas City have about 1500 season ticket holders paying more then that and then another possible 3000 paying on the gate per game so I think that gives us a bit more leeway with for instance signings in the January transfer window-correct me if I'm wrong! Yorkieroy60
  • Score: 1

8:44pm Wed 28 May 14

bill bailey says...

Tug job wrote:
Boyer for England wrote:
I think the pay on the day price of £18 is too much as was £17.
If you think I'm wrong why does a winning team in a city the size of York only get just over 3000 fans ?
Good question to which the answer will be complex and will involve many factors; admission charges won't be the sole reason.
You are right, To run a club like City without the players wages could be 45% of income , Its a never ending list, you can rest assured the board runs a tight ship, there is a beak even point, its hard enough in your own household to balance it, you save a few quid then its gone on the car. the same in football if they don't come through the gate it knocks your costings.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boyer for England[/bold] wrote: I think the pay on the day price of £18 is too much as was £17. If you think I'm wrong why does a winning team in a city the size of York only get just over 3000 fans ?[/p][/quote]Good question to which the answer will be complex and will involve many factors; admission charges won't be the sole reason.[/p][/quote]You are right, To run a club like City without the players wages could be 45% of income , Its a never ending list, you can rest assured the board runs a tight ship, there is a beak even point, its hard enough in your own household to balance it, you save a few quid then its gone on the car. the same in football if they don't come through the gate it knocks your costings. bill bailey
  • Score: 2

8:55pm Wed 28 May 14

born&breed says...

Boyer for England wrote:
I think the pay on the day price of £18 is too much as was £17.
If you think I'm wrong why does a winning team in a city the size of York only get just over 3000 fans ?
Because of people who question what the club is trying to achieve - to progress any clubs needs money to attract the right players. York is a beautiful city, but to attract quality players the club needs a good manager with a decent budget. With Nigel we have the right management team - the increase will provide additional money and a budget similar to other clubs in the same division. Fork out for a season ticket and it's less than the £18 you quote
[quote][p][bold]Boyer for England[/bold] wrote: I think the pay on the day price of £18 is too much as was £17. If you think I'm wrong why does a winning team in a city the size of York only get just over 3000 fans ?[/p][/quote]Because of people who question what the club is trying to achieve - to progress any clubs needs money to attract the right players. York is a beautiful city, but to attract quality players the club needs a good manager with a decent budget. With Nigel we have the right management team - the increase will provide additional money and a budget similar to other clubs in the same division. Fork out for a season ticket and it's less than the £18 you quote born&breed
  • Score: 7

8:35am Thu 29 May 14

andy fowler says...

Bill attempting humour, as they said at school "could do better"
Bill attempting humour, as they said at school "could do better" andy fowler
  • Score: -5

8:52am Thu 29 May 14

dbrs88 says...

For every extra £1 we spend, Nigel has extra budget for better players.

We are a supporters club, funded by the supporters not a millionaire who throws money at everything (fleetwood). The board have made this decision to keep the club moving forward and I'm glad the majority of fans agree.

And for the trolls out there, If you don't want to pay the extra cost then don't go. Just don't be posting on here in 3/4 years time when we are in the championship, proclaiming you stuck with city through thick and thin.

After 8 years in the abyss of non league football, the club are finally providing a stable financial base to achieve great things. Things are looking up, COYR!
For every extra £1 we spend, Nigel has extra budget for better players. We are a supporters club, funded by the supporters not a millionaire who throws money at everything (fleetwood). The board have made this decision to keep the club moving forward and I'm glad the majority of fans agree. And for the trolls out there, If you don't want to pay the extra cost then don't go. Just don't be posting on here in 3/4 years time when we are in the championship, proclaiming you stuck with city through thick and thin. After 8 years in the abyss of non league football, the club are finally providing a stable financial base to achieve great things. Things are looking up, COYR! dbrs88
  • Score: 6

9:25am Thu 29 May 14

bill bailey says...

andy fowler wrote:
Bill attempting humour, as they said at school "could do better"
Just taking a page out of your book.
[quote][p][bold]andy fowler[/bold] wrote: Bill attempting humour, as they said at school "could do better"[/p][/quote]Just taking a page out of your book. bill bailey
  • Score: -4

11:28am Thu 29 May 14

born&breed says...

dbrs88 wrote:
For every extra £1 we spend, Nigel has extra budget for better players.

We are a supporters club, funded by the supporters not a millionaire who throws money at everything (fleetwood). The board have made this decision to keep the club moving forward and I'm glad the majority of fans agree.

And for the trolls out there, If you don't want to pay the extra cost then don't go. Just don't be posting on here in 3/4 years time when we are in the championship, proclaiming you stuck with city through thick and thin.

After 8 years in the abyss of non league football, the club are finally providing a stable financial base to achieve great things. Things are looking up, COYR!
Well said - your comments are in line with the majority of City fans.
Everyone has a choice - go with it, or don't come - but don't moan just for effect.
[quote][p][bold]dbrs88[/bold] wrote: For every extra £1 we spend, Nigel has extra budget for better players. We are a supporters club, funded by the supporters not a millionaire who throws money at everything (fleetwood). The board have made this decision to keep the club moving forward and I'm glad the majority of fans agree. And for the trolls out there, If you don't want to pay the extra cost then don't go. Just don't be posting on here in 3/4 years time when we are in the championship, proclaiming you stuck with city through thick and thin. After 8 years in the abyss of non league football, the club are finally providing a stable financial base to achieve great things. Things are looking up, COYR![/p][/quote]Well said - your comments are in line with the majority of City fans. Everyone has a choice - go with it, or don't come - but don't moan just for effect. born&breed
  • Score: 1

11:48am Thu 29 May 14

Boyer for England says...

Yorkieroy60 wrote:
RooBeck wrote:
Still a very good deal - £10.40p a match in the covered DLStand, if you are an early-bird buyer. I believe Hartlepool (in their 2013/14 'parachute' season in L2, were charging £25!), so, no comparison! As for attracting more support, in addition to concessions and measures to encourage youngsters to attend, what better recipe than a team known for it's attractive, entertaining and successful football?! So, COYR.
Mm not sure about that Hartlepool actually do some good deals for their fans on season tickets providing they get a good number of fans to sign up for it usually about 4000-like this season for early takers £180 for the terraces £140 for over 60's before July they must be about the cheapest in League 2. My feeling on that is that once the club has banked that and nearly all their supporters are season ticket holders there is very little cash flow as the season goes on so I believe their investment in players can suffer, whereas City have about 1500 season ticket holders paying more then that and then another possible 3000 paying on the gate per game so I think that gives us a bit more leeway with for instance signings in the January transfer window-correct me if I'm wrong!
It looks like clubs are trying to get some money in early which is in theory a good idea. But all these discount early bird prices and further reductions for old young and disabled means the pay on the day price looks very expensive as is proved by the small number of non-season ticket holders joining in to watch a team going for and getting in the play-offs.

When you are a season ticket holder paying £12 you can stand a few poor performances but to pay £17/ £18 and see a poor game has and will make many choose their games. People want to come look at the Southend game 2012/13
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieroy60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: Still a very good deal - £10.40p a match in the covered DLStand, if you are an early-bird buyer. I believe Hartlepool (in their 2013/14 'parachute' season in L2, were charging £25!), so, no comparison! As for attracting more support, in addition to concessions and measures to encourage youngsters to attend, what better recipe than a team known for it's attractive, entertaining and successful football?! So, COYR.[/p][/quote]Mm not sure about that Hartlepool actually do some good deals for their fans on season tickets providing they get a good number of fans to sign up for it usually about 4000-like this season for early takers £180 for the terraces £140 for over 60's before July they must be about the cheapest in League 2. My feeling on that is that once the club has banked that and nearly all their supporters are season ticket holders there is very little cash flow as the season goes on so I believe their investment in players can suffer, whereas City have about 1500 season ticket holders paying more then that and then another possible 3000 paying on the gate per game so I think that gives us a bit more leeway with for instance signings in the January transfer window-correct me if I'm wrong![/p][/quote]It looks like clubs are trying to get some money in early which is in theory a good idea. But all these discount early bird prices and further reductions for old young and disabled means the pay on the day price looks very expensive as is proved by the small number of non-season ticket holders joining in to watch a team going for and getting in the play-offs. When you are a season ticket holder paying £12 you can stand a few poor performances but to pay £17/ £18 and see a poor game has and will make many choose their games. People want to come look at the Southend game 2012/13 Boyer for England
  • Score: 1

1:07pm Thu 29 May 14

FortessBC says...

Nice to see Nigel has written a piece on the season ticket application form (on YCFC website). He talks of his and the players huge appreciation of the fans and how special we are to the club. You may be cynical and say its just a PR exercise to get us to buy a season ticket. But he didn't have to write those words and I for one will be renewing my season ticket, I consider it to be good value at this level. COYR
Nice to see Nigel has written a piece on the season ticket application form (on YCFC website). He talks of his and the players huge appreciation of the fans and how special we are to the club. You may be cynical and say its just a PR exercise to get us to buy a season ticket. But he didn't have to write those words and I for one will be renewing my season ticket, I consider it to be good value at this level. COYR FortessBC
  • Score: 4

7:44pm Thu 29 May 14

dazthecat says...

born&breed wrote:
dbrs88 wrote:
For every extra £1 we spend, Nigel has extra budget for better players.

We are a supporters club, funded by the supporters not a millionaire who throws money at everything (fleetwood). The board have made this decision to keep the club moving forward and I'm glad the majority of fans agree.

And for the trolls out there, If you don't want to pay the extra cost then don't go. Just don't be posting on here in 3/4 years time when we are in the championship, proclaiming you stuck with city through thick and thin.

After 8 years in the abyss of non league football, the club are finally providing a stable financial base to achieve great things. Things are looking up, COYR!
Well said - your comments are in line with the majority of City fans.
Everyone has a choice - go with it, or don't come - but don't moan just for effect.
I really don't understand the complaints at all. Having been to a fair few away games in the last two seasons I'm struggling to recall paying less than 20 quid at any of them, so 18 still seems like a bargain and when it's going to help improvements on the pitch (80% according to Jason McGill) then I'm happy to pay it.
[quote][p][bold]born&breed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dbrs88[/bold] wrote: For every extra £1 we spend, Nigel has extra budget for better players. We are a supporters club, funded by the supporters not a millionaire who throws money at everything (fleetwood). The board have made this decision to keep the club moving forward and I'm glad the majority of fans agree. And for the trolls out there, If you don't want to pay the extra cost then don't go. Just don't be posting on here in 3/4 years time when we are in the championship, proclaiming you stuck with city through thick and thin. After 8 years in the abyss of non league football, the club are finally providing a stable financial base to achieve great things. Things are looking up, COYR![/p][/quote]Well said - your comments are in line with the majority of City fans. Everyone has a choice - go with it, or don't come - but don't moan just for effect.[/p][/quote]I really don't understand the complaints at all. Having been to a fair few away games in the last two seasons I'm struggling to recall paying less than 20 quid at any of them, so 18 still seems like a bargain and when it's going to help improvements on the pitch (80% according to Jason McGill) then I'm happy to pay it. dazthecat
  • Score: 3

5:56pm Fri 30 May 14

Phil, Leeds says...

Boyer for England wrote:
I think the pay on the day price of £18 is too much as was £17.
If you think I'm wrong why does a winning team in a city the size of York only get just over 3000 fans ?
The cost of watching football is getting out of hand. Unfortunately greed will force ordinary people away from the game. Some Clubs are trying to be innovative - Bradford City for instance has been a lot cheaper to watch over recent seasons than City. But generally football lives in a parallel universe to most of us and Clubs know that a lot of people will pay whatever is asked.
[quote][p][bold]Boyer for England[/bold] wrote: I think the pay on the day price of £18 is too much as was £17. If you think I'm wrong why does a winning team in a city the size of York only get just over 3000 fans ?[/p][/quote]The cost of watching football is getting out of hand. Unfortunately greed will force ordinary people away from the game. Some Clubs are trying to be innovative - Bradford City for instance has been a lot cheaper to watch over recent seasons than City. But generally football lives in a parallel universe to most of us and Clubs know that a lot of people will pay whatever is asked. Phil, Leeds
  • Score: 1

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