CEO urges fans not to delay season ticket renewals

Saturday 28 January 2017  7 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton Chief Executive, Robert Elstone, is recommending supporters who haven't yet renewed their season tickets using the new 12-month Direct Debit facility to sign up before the 31st January deadline.

The club have introduced a year-long payment schedule for the first time and its popularity thus far means that there is likely to be even more pressure on the availability of season tickets this year.

“We have tried for a long time to introduce a 12-month Direct Debit scheme and for the first season we're able to do that," Elstone says on evertonfc.com. "Fans have to get in by the end of January so they haven't got long. It's already proving very popular and the number of applicants is very strong so I would advise fans to move quickly.

"At these prices, it's around £40 a month to be guaranteed a great seat at Goodison to watch Everton in the 2017/18 season.

“I think the message generally is to move quickly as fans know we are full for every game this season and we're very confident that will be for every game next season.

"This season, we didn't put any cap on total season ticket numbers but there is a probability we might have to do that for 2017/18 and there is a limit to how many we can sell. It is genuinely our aspiration that we will probably end up stopping season ticket sales so fans should get in earlier.”  


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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 28/01/2017 at 20:33:27
You can buy your ticket at early bird prices up to 8 April if paying in full, or so I was told by the ticket office last week.
Graham Mockford
2 Posted 28/01/2017 at 20:51:23
Unfortunately my season tickets are not being renewed. I'm off to live in Australia for a few years.

Any Everton fans in Brisbane, let me know the crack for following the Blues out there.

Ray Robinson
3 Posted 29/01/2017 at 10:05:42
Dave, the Official Everton site states that there is no early bird discount next season. An indirect ticket increase? Or a ploy to take out the credit where a transaction fee of £30 applies? Well, we all said that the Everton needed to become more savvy commercially!
Rob Halligan
4 Posted 29/01/2017 at 10:12:49
Ray, the £30 administration fee does not go to Everton, it goes to the finance company that deals with setting up and collecting direct debit payments.
Ray Robinson
5 Posted 29/01/2017 at 10:23:49
You're absolutely right Rob! Still, my season ticket next season isn't quite as cheap as it was last season, despite the price freeze!
Rob Halligan
6 Posted 29/01/2017 at 10:36:00
See were you're coming from, Ray. However you could have been paying, say an extra £50, as well as the administration fee.
Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 29/01/2017 at 14:32:53
Ray (3) I will have to get back on the phone to make sure the information I received is correct, it might have been a young lad on the other end of the phone who never checked properly.

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