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Cobblers fans told season ticket prices ‘fixed’ even if club is relegated

Accrington Stanley v Northampton Town Football Club. NNL-140604-104658005

Accrington Stanley v Northampton Town Football Club. NNL-140604-104658005

Cobblers fans have expressed their surprise that season ticket prices have already being fixed for the 2014/15 season and will not change, even if the team is relegated

Northampton Town has announced season ticket details for the 2014/15 season and is offering supporters the chance to buy their tickets online for the first time ever.

The deadline for £249 season tickets in the North Stand, up from £199 in 2013/14, passes after the Portsmouth game on Easter Monday, while the discount period for other stands is April 30.

The club is offering supporters the chance to spread the cost of a season ticket in instalments with their partner Zebra Finance and chairman David Cardoza said the season ticket deadline had been pushed back four months later than last season to help supporters.

Mr Cardoza said: “We understand supporters don’t particularly like putting their hands in their pockets in December for their season ticket so we’ve pushed the North Stand deadline back as far as we can.

“We can all look forward to a much brighter future with Chris Wilder at the helm and supporters will come back next season to newer seats, newer kiosks and a much nicer environment.

“The stadium will be fresh, the team will be fresh, and we’ve got a real good fresh positive start to come in August.”

However, with the possibility Northampton Town could be playing non-league football in 2014/15, some fans have said they would prefer to wait until after the final game of the season against Oxford United on May 3 before they made their decision to renew their season ticket.

Writing on the Northampton Town Supporters’ Trust Facebook page Iestyn Pocock said: “I’m not prepared to pay for something which could get downgraded before I get it. I’ll be happy to pay if I had the option of a refund if I wanted it, if the worst happens and we get relegated.”

Damian Harvey wrote: “It’s not so much of the price that’s the problem, while a £50 increase for North stand is a joke considering what we’ve suffered with this season, and the fact we might not even be in the league next season, the three week deadline to get such amount is shocking.

“We should have had more time, or even more information on when they was going to release the details.”

 

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