Season ticket prices to be announced ‘in the near future’ as Ipswich ask for fans’ opinions
PUBLISHED: 12:30 22 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:55 22 February 2019
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Ipswich Town have asked supporters for their opinions regarding season ticket pricing for next season, with general manager of football operations Lee O’Neill revealing information will be announced soon.
In an email sent out to existing season ticket holders and other fans, the club have asked supporters for their opinion regarding matchdays at Portman Road as part of a ‘Voice of the Fans’ survey.
Central to that are questions on ticket pricing for next season, with the club asking fans by what percentage prices should drop if the club is relegated to League One.
Fans are also asked how prices should be structured if the club survive in the Championship and whether supporters would prefer a cheaper ticket price or a free gift.
The email reads: “As part of the club’s continuing commitment to engage with supporters, and particularly season ticket holders, we would encourage you to please spare five minutes to take part in the following survey around matchday at Portman Road.
“Your feedback is vital to the club and will be used for research purposes and will remain confidential.”
In addition, five supporters who respond to the survey will be picked by manager Paul Lambert to watch the team train and then have lunch with him and his staff.
O’Neill, says season ticket prices should be announced soon: “I think it’ll be in the near future,” he said. “It’s a topic that’s not just being addressed now, we’ve been looking at it for the last two or three months, listening to various different people about decisions that we’ve made in previous seasons.
“Marcus (Evans) is having a key role in this part of the club, in the commercial side of things and looking at what we can do to give something back to those supporters.
“We really, really appreciate everything they’ve done for us, not just now, it’s about what they’ve done over a period of time.
“It’s great at the moment how they’ve helped to be that 12th man, that’s existing season ticket holders and people coming up and supporting on matchdays.
“I think we will be making an announcement soon on that. The consultation process has been quite lengthy and I think it’s an area that we can look at addressing quickly.”
The club have also contacted supporters regarding an exclusive event for season ticket holders prior to the Nottingham Forest game on March 16.
Lambert will address supporters during the event, which will be hosted by Bryan Hamilton and include appearances from others Blues legends including Terry Butcher.
Club owner, Marcus Evans, has written a letter to all season tickets holders saying: “I appreciate the commitment you have made to the manager, players and the Club in its entirety this season and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your most valued support.
“As a token of our appreciation, I wish to invite you to attend this exclusive season ticket holder event prior to the home match against Nottingham Forest.”