The dust has just about settled on the celebrations of Aaron Wilbraham’s late goal that secured Bolton Wanderers’ Championship status for 2018/19. But fans that want to enjoy that Championship football will have to pay more for the right to see it, as the club has increased season ticket prices up for the upcoming campaign.
The biggest change affects Under 23 and Over 65 season ticket prices, which have increased from £209 in all areas of the ground to ranging between £236 in the North Stand to £279 in the East and West Upper Stands. While prices post-16 June will go up from just £218 to ranging between £253 and £307. That means younger and older fans in the more expensive areas of the ground will have to pay 33% extra to stay there next season.
Early sale adult ticket prices for the new campaign range from £325 to £449, which runs until June 16th. After that they’ll cost you between £350 and £481. Compare that to last year, where early sale prices ranged from £316 to £436, and full season ticket prices ranged from £333 to £458.
All in all it’s around a three to five percent increase, which doesn’t sound much but then again it’s also not ‘rewarding season ticket holders’ for their loyal support, which was promised by Ken Anderson back in February.
Under 18 prices have gone up by £10, while prices for Over 75 season ticket holders and Family season ticket holders have also increased.
These price increases are despite Bolton having just the 17th highest average attendance in The Championship last season, averaging just 15,887 of the Macron Stadium’s 28,723 capacity - that means the ground, on average, is just 56% full.
On the season ticket pricing, Anderson said: “I would like to thank all our season ticket holders who have shown their loyal support over the past season, which culminated in that never-to-be-forgotten dramatic final match against Nottingham Forest.
“Once again, we are offering very competitive pricing for our most loyal supporters and we are committed to making football affordable for all the family. Children under the age of 12 will be able to watch all the league action at Macron Stadium for just £2.74 per match with a season ticket.
“There really is no place like home and we want Macron Stadium to be an intimidating venue for visiting teams next season.”
More information on season tickets is here.
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