Pools fans react to ‘cheapest’ ticket deal in country

Fans queue outside the Vic as season tickets went on general sale yesterday (WEDS).
Fans queue outside the Vic as season tickets went on general sale yesterday (WEDS).
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RELEGATED Hartlepool United will once again aim to offer their fans the cheapest football in the country as they look to bounce back in the new season.

Pools, who play their final League One home game against Brentford at Victoria Park this evening, hope to retain the hardcore of their support despite relegation by offering adult season tickets for just £150.

There are also cut-price deals on offer for concessionary tickets in the hope that fans will stick by the team despite a dismal campaign which saw them drop out of League One.

In the previous two summers, the club ran the hugely successful Are You Coming To Pools campaign, which saw queues of fans at The Vic snapping up their tickets.

But in the aftermath of relegation and with crowds dwindling over the last season, club chiefs are now hoping to lure supporters back to the club with their latest offer.

Chief executive Russ Green said: “We realise that the past season has been extremely disappointing.

“In football, as well as life, it is not about the knockbacks, it’s about the manner in which you react to them and if we can do this together, we’ll be stronger for the fight ahead.

“We know that you (the fans) have been tremendously loyal over the years.

“This club is based on heritage, passion and fierce pride but we also realise the financial restrictions have a massive impact on today’s football fan.

“If we get your support, we can rebuild and come back stronger. Let’s stick together and be united in our mission.”

Pools fans have been quick to praise the club for next season’s ticket offer.

Season ticket holder Neil Sharpe, 43, a married dad-of-three from Billingham, will be renewing his ticket for the Town End.

Neil, a production manager, said: “This once again shows the commitment from IOR and Hartlepool United and I am really pleased with the offer.

“You can’t argue with a season ticket for £150 and hopefully the fans will show their support and make the offer more successful than it was last season.

“It is great value.”

Adults will be asked to pay £150 for their tickets, with students and seniors shelling out £125, under-19s £75 and £50 for any youngsters under 13.

The tickets will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday, May 7, until Friday, July 26.