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2017 – 2018 Season Tickets

Darlington Football Club would like to announce its match day admission and season ticket prices for the 2017-18 season.

We are delighted to provide our fans with a range of offers and options for the coming season, including for the first time;

  • ‘Family’ season tickets with discounts for Child tickets when bought with a qualifying Adult ticket
  • Upgrades to the Hospitality Experience at a reduced rate for season ticket holders and 500 club members
  • Up to 8 free games included with season ticket.

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 Admission Prices

 In order to contribute to the ongoing progression of the Club, the Board of Directors in consultation with Darlington Football Club Supporters Group (DFCSG) have agreed the following match-day admission prices;

 

Type Price Conditions (proof of concession rate entitlement may be requested on entry)
Adult £14
Adult Concession £10 Over 62 as at 1 September 2016

Full time student (student card required)

Registered disabled persons

Armed Forces Personnel

Child Concession (Under 16) £5 Aged 5-15
Under 5’s FREE Aged <5

A benchmarking exercise has been carried out against other clubs at our level and our carefully considered pricing puts us within the same bracket as those clubs with which the fans will expect us to compete in the coming season. As was revealed at the recent fans forum the Club made a significant loss last season and in order to provide a similarly competitive budget additional revenue must be generated.

Whilst the Boost the Budget initiative has been positive in terms of the overall revenue and will go some way to allowing a competitive playing budget for the coming season, the fact that it has been supported by less than 10% of our average attendance means that we’ve also reluctantly had to raise admission prices further than we’d have liked. Boost the Budget is ideal in that the donations are not subject to VAT unlike gate receipts and a commitment of as little as 50p per week would have raised £25 per person over the course of the season.

Club Director John Tempest explains the rationale of this season’s pricing and said; “Once again the club is committed to balancing value for money with the need to remaining competitive on and securing the future of the club off the field. We are committed to supporting our manager, Martin Gray, in the National League North where we will be competing against some well-known and well-funded full time clubs.”

DFCSG Chairperson Wayne Raper added, “In line with our Community Club ethos, and to encourage families to attend, we are excited to launch a range of Family Season Tickets that provide a saving compared to the standard season ticket pricing. We’ve also committed to welcoming the next generation of fans by continuing to provide free admission to children under 5 and our pricing for Under 16 season tickets delivers a large saving on pay on the day. We’ve seen an uplift in the number of young fans since the move to Blackwell Meadows and we hope the chosen pricing structure will allow this to continue.”

Hospitality Experience

Treat yourself and your friends to some VIP hospitality, including a two-course meal, watching the game in style from the clubhouse balcony, and meeting the players afterward. Season Ticket holders and 500 Club members can upgrade to Hospitality at a reduced rate.

Numbers will be limited and fans are asked to check availability to pre-book.

Hospitality Type Price Saving
Non-Season Ticket Holders £35
Season Ticket Holders £30 £5 (14%)
500 Club Members £30 £5 (14%)

 

Season Ticket Prices 2017-18

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Standard Season Tickets

You can take advantage of significant discounts against the match-day admission prices through our season ticket offers.  We’ve taken the step to align the discount offered across Adult and Concession ticket against match-day admission and our Child season ticket offers the equivalent of 8 games effectively free of charge.

 

Family Season Tickets

By purchasing a Child’s Under 16 ticket at the same time as either an Adult or Adult Concession ticket you can find further value against both match-day prices and versus the standard season tickets with a discount of £15 per Child ticket.

 

Type Price Saving vs. Match-day over the season Price per Game Equivalent ‘Free’ Games
Adult £240 19% £11.43 4
Adult Concession £170 19% £8.10 4
Child (U16) £65 38% £3.10 8
Child (U16) bought with Adult* £50 52% £2.38 11

*A maximum of 3 discounted Child tickets can  be bought with an Adult/Adult Concession.

 Hospitality Season Tickets

For the first time in 2017/8 we will be offering a limited number of hospitality season tickets and an ‘Any 10’ ten game package.  ‘Any 10’ allows ticket holders to choose which games to experience via hospitality, subject to availability and advance booking.

 

Type Price Saving vs. Match-day over the season Price per Game Equivalent ‘Free’ Games
Full Season £595 £140 (19%) £28.33 4
10 Game Package £300 £50 (14%) £30 1.5

 

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Season ticket application forms can also be collected in person at Quaker Retail at the Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Notes & Terms

 

Seats Current seat holders will have until Wednesday 14th June to retain their seat after which any remaining will be put on general sale. We will be offering a waiting list for seats until the above date.  These will be allocated on a first come basis for a premium of £50 over advertised season ticket prices for adults and concessions and £30 for under 16s.
Priority Season Ticket holders and 500 club members will be entitled to first priority for all-ticket matches and cup games.  They will be eligible to buy two tickets for each season ticket held (season tickets are valid for ALL league games regardless of ticketing policy).  A number of home matches this season are likely to be all ticket matches.
Incentives We hope shortly to announce further incentives for season ticket holders with a number of sponsors with whom we are negotiating, including our major sponsor, Virgin Trains
Conditions All season tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable
Closing Date Is Tuesday 1st August 2017
Payment Types Cash, Cheque or BACS
Instalment BACS Payments can be made in 3 instalments. The first instalment to be paid at the point at which the ticket is purchased and then on 1st July 2017 and 1st August 2017.

Please be aware that if any payment has not been received by Friday 4th August 2017 your application for season ticket will be cancelled and any amount paid will be refunded less a service charge of £10

Cheque Please make cheques payable to “Darlington 1883 Ltd.”
Submission ALL application forms must be returned to Quaker Retail at the Dolphin Centre, either by hand or posted to;

2017-18 Season Tickets
Darlington 1883 Limited
Blackwell Meadows
Grange Road
Darlington
DL1 5NR