Pools slash ticket prices for weekend match

Hartlepool United players celebrate their winning goal at Guiseley.
Hartlepool United players celebrate their winning goal at Guiseley.

Pools has slashed ticket prices for their game this weekend - as a ‘thank you’ to fans

Hartlepool United will be cutting the price of tickets to just £5 an adult and £1 for under-16s in what it says is a gesture of thanks to fans for sticking with them after a difficult start to the saeson.

Hartlepool United chairman Pam Duxbury.

Hartlepool United chairman Pam Duxbury.

The move follows defeat on Saturday when the team was beaten 2-0 at home by AFC Flyde.

Their performance was slated by fans and the players were even jeered as they left the pitch.

The team did pull things back to win 1-0 against Guiseley on Monday and fans hope this is a sign of things to come.

The move to cut the ticket prices for this Saturday’s game against Maidstone United at Victoria Park has been welcomed by fans.

We want as many supporters there as possible to cheer the team on

Pam Duxbury

Pauline McSweeney, secretary of the Hartlepool United Supporters Association, said: “It can only be a positive move.

“We need to get extra people going to the matches to boost the funds for the club.

“It we get effort and commitment from the players, the fans will back them.

“Sometimes it is hard, but you have to stay positive.”

Hartlepool United says cutting the ticket prices is a thank you to fans for their support during a frustrating first month of the campaign.

Pam Duxbury, club chairman, said: “Our fans have had a lot of miles to cover during August and we wanted to show our gratitude.

“We were very pleased to get our first win of the season on Monday and now we want to build on that back at The Vic this weekend so we want as many supporters there as possible

to cheer the team on.”

Cut-price tickets for the National League encounter with The Stones are available from the club’s online ticket store at www.hufc-tickets.co.uk.

Tickets will also be on sale throughout the week from the ticket office and on the day at the turnstiles.

The offer applies to both home and away supporters and fans are advised to buy their tickets in advance where possible to avoid queues on matchday.