Club defends increase in season tickets

Date published: 31 March 2014

ATHLETIC have defended an increase in season ticket prices for 2014-15 — the first in seven years.

Fans who had been paying £303 this season for Boundary Park’s lowest-priced adult ticket in the George Hill Main Stand lower section will have to spend £325 for next year — seven per cent more.

Trust Oldham chairman and club director Barry Owen pointed out the extra income will help to keep the club running and help to pay for the new stand.

Fans will have the opportunity to switch to the new stand once it is open next season, for a one-off £30 fee. This option will be available first to former season ticket holders in the old Broadway stand.

Junior season tickets can again be purchased for as little as £10.

“It is a slight increase and I am sure it will attract some comment and criticism,” said Owen. “But this is the first rise in seven years. We have kept it to an absolute minimum.

Admission on match days will cost £22 for adults in all sections other than the Main Stand lower, where it is £20.

Season ticket prices for 2014-15 (until May 9):

George Hill Main Stand upper: Adults £350, under-16s £50, over-65s £180;

George Hill Main Stand lower: Adults £325, under-16s £50, over-65s £170;

Verlin Stand: Adults £330, under-16s £50, under-12s £10, over-65s £160;

Zen Office Chaddy End: Adults £350, under-16s £50, under-12s £10, over-65s £180.