YORK City Knights have announced an early-bird price freeze on season tickets for 2018 - providing extra value for money given there could be more home games next season.

Tickets, like this year, are priced at £140 for adults and £125 for concessions (65 and over, and students) if bought before Saturday, September 30. They go on sale this Friday (September 1).

From Sunday, October 1, prices will go to £170 for adults and £140 for concessions.

Entry will again be free for all under-16s.

These prices will remain the same even if the Knights win promotion to the Kingstone Press Championship in which there are more guaranteed home games than in League One. There is also speculation that the League One format could change, with a possibility again of more home games than in 2017.

Anyone who buys a season ticket in September will be invited to a special "meet the squad" evening ahead of the 2018 campaign, and will receive an exclusive personalised 150th anniversary membership certificate - next season marking 150 years of York's rugby league club.

Explaining the decision to again allow free admission for juniors, chairman Jon Flatman said: “We always want new fans - we always want more people to come, and more young people.

“It has been fantastic to see so many youngsters enjoying the matchday experience at Bootham Crescent this year, on the back of the good stuff the community team is doing - they're the future.

“If you get kids getting into the habit of watching rugby league and enjoying it, then that's a good thing.

“We have made the Knights matchday as affordable as possible for a family of four. Regardless of what division we may be in next year, it's good value for everyone.”

Season tickets are available at the club offices at York St John University's Haxby Road sports campus and will be on sale at the fans' forum next Tuesday.