Colchester: U’s to cut season ticket prices as they battle for League One survival

Colchester's Jack Compton battles with Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie.

Colchester's Jack Compton battles with Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie. - Credit: Archant

THERE might be worries on the pitch, with Colchester United struggling to avoid relegation to League Two, but off it there has been some bright news for U’s fans.

The Essex club, while continuing their quest to stay in League One over the last six games of this season, have chosen to drop their season ticket prices for the following 2013-14 campaign.

In fact, a season ticket package will be slashed by up to £51 next term, compared with season’s prices. That will ensure season ticket prices are at their lowest level since the U’s moved to their new ground, at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, in 2008. They have been frozen for the last three years.

U’s general manager Tim Waddington explained: “We have listened carefully to what our fans have been telling us, and looked very closely at the continuing economic picture in people’s day-to-day lives.

“In most areas of people’s weekly routine, whether it is the cost of petrol or their food shopping, costs have been creeping up.

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“We wanted to offer something different and to give them a good reason to continue to get behind their side next season.” For next term, an adult will be able to watch the U’s for as little as £14 per game, with children’s pricing for under-eights starting at only 74p a match.

And in the South Stand, the new season ticket pricing will enable 18 to 21 year-olds to watch the U’s at £10.51 per game, and under-18s at just £7.65.

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Season ticket brochures will be available later this month.

There will be the added bonus of a club gift voucher accompanying each season ticket to spend at the stadium.

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