Bantams Boast Cheapest Season Tickets In League 1

Cheapest will be just £149 for 2015/16.

Bradford City have set a 15,000 target for season after unveiling their latest cut-price season-ticket campaign in an attempt to grow their fan base

Anyone over 16 will now pay £149 - £50 cheaper than the previous adult ticket.

The reduction means that Valley Parade will boast the lowest prices in the division – and the club are confident that fans will back the latest move in their droves.

Concessionary prices will remain the same.

But Valley Parade match day admission will increase to £25 and £15, £10 and £5 respectively. Flexi holders will still pay the same match day prices as last year.

City sold around 12,500 season-tickets and flexicards for last season and are asking existing season ticket holders to encourage new supporters to sign up and beat that figure.

Joint-chairmen Julian Rhodes and Mark Lawn had planned to freeze prices across the board before deciding to cut the adult cost and bring it in line with students and OAPs.

Lawn said: “We believe we’ll get more fans in – and it might encourage those who say they want to pay more to buy one for someone new to come. A family member or friend to help build on what we believe is the best atmosphere in the League.

“The ethos of the club is that we can get more fans and they are part of how we win games.

“When the fans turn out in numbers it makes a hell of a difference.

“We need the fans’ help to get us to 15,000 and I believe we can do that.

“Hopefully we can get the city of Bradford right behind us again and they can help push us to the next level.

“We’ve looked at the figures and believe that by doing this we can bring more income into the club. More people will come and spend more around the ground.”

The season-ticket offer will run until Sunday, July 5. After that point, prices will increase to £299 – as they did last year.

Rhodes added: “Look at how things have changed since we first started this ticket policy in 2007.

“We asked the people of Bradford to resurrect the club. It took a few years but we are now unrecognisable from where we were.

“We’ve got this great feeling of being all in it together and we want to take it a stage further.

“Let’s set a very realistic target of 15,000. We’re in the top six with ticket sales and it’s a genuine win/win situation.

“We are going to have a decent budget next year regardless of who is in charge and I think we’ve got a great chance. It would be great to have a good season in front of a big home crowd.”

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