Statement: Season Ticket Price Freeze Should Just Be The Beginning

05
May
2016

Posted By kevingraham

Posted in Articles, Statement

 

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The news that Celtic are freezing season ticket prices for next season is very welcome. With the cost of living rising, wages stagnating and families finding it harder to meet day to day living costs we asked the club to freeze or reduce prices for the forthcoming season. We are glad that they listened.

All football clubs have a social responsibility to ensure that football is affordable to all and this gesture is a great platform for us and the club to work from. We have been vocal regarding our Twenty’s Plenty campaign and that will continue. This price freeze should just be the starting point.

Celtic need to continue to ensure that fans get value for money with their season ticket pricing. If season book holders feel they get value then the club can begin treat match day tickets as a separate income stream not linked to season ticket prices.

We want the club to be the leaders in bolder and progressive ticket pricing and we hope that they will continue to listen and work with us regarding this.

We understand the financial constraints that Celtic face. We have recently announced new commercial deals which will see our income increase. This is welcome as it means less burden on fans to provide income. We hope that any future increase in commercial and television broadcasting deals can be used to ensure that ticket costs are reduced further.

Celtic are to be congratulated on the work they have started. We have this season ticket price freeze and the first safe standing section in Britain from next season. There is still questions to be addressed and club has to get those right.

Fans have doubts over the commitment to Resolution 12 and the club must ensure that those doubts are extinguished.

The club need to appoint the right manager. One that will galvanise us on and off the park. One that will improve all functions of football department: scouting, signings, youth development and first team to a level a club of our stature deserves.

After a difficult few weeks the club is taking the first small steps at getting back on track. We need those small steps to become giant strides.

4 Comments

  1. Posted May 5, 2016 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    As a season ticket holder for many years now i am glad that our club has frozen the season ticket prices for the coming season 16/17. Many season ticket holders were worried that because Sevco were back among the Big Bhoys that Celtic would increase there prices. Well done to the Celtic supporters and of course Celtic. Hail Hail

  2. Michael j Moran
    Posted May 5, 2016 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Well said and hopefully onwards and upwards with Res 12 and a new Manager, a small but welcome first step.

  3. Posted May 5, 2016 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Well done to all Celtic supporters for putting pressure on the board regarding res 12, we supporters are the only ones that can stop the corruption of the game we love, if they (the guardians) of our game were to admit that sevco are a new club, I think supporters would be happy to move on. I don’t support Celtic but I am committed to fight this through my own club Aberdeen and if we stick together it can be achieved, because if two clubs take it forward the rest will follow.

  4. Glasgowdave
    Posted May 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I am holding off renewing next years ST, until I see more movement from the club on Res 12..
    It really is a deal breaker for me. If our board decide to sit on it and prevaricate as before, then I’ll turn my back on the club after 50 years plus of support.
    HH

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