Five match categories introduced for the 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship Season.
Further to Monday’s announcement regarding changes to match ticket categories, we can now confirm ticket prices for 2016/17 Sky Bet Championship league games at Oakwell.
We have adopted a ticket pricing approach which is reciprocal as far as possible with other Championship clubs. This gives us the best opportunity to compete in the Championship, whilst giving supporters the opportunity to benefit from reciprocal pricing. This means that fans will have the opportunity is some cases to watch Championship football at a lower price than League One matches last season. In other cases, it will be higher where opposition clubs have indicated their intent to charge our away fans more than we have sought in representations to them. We are not permitted by the regulatory authorities to differentiate in pricing between those home and away supporters. We have sought to protect throughout young supporters who will see no increases next year at any match. There will be a total of five price categories – A*, A, B, C, D – with each home league fixture to be designated a specific price category. The categorisation will not necessarily be based on the attractiveness, but more in relation to the extent to which we can agree an equivalent price with our opposition clubs. Category A* games will have the highest priced tickets and we expect these to be very few. Category D prices are pitched lower than last season and Category C are broadly equivalent with last year.
For the coming season, ticket prices will be made consistent across all areas of Oakwell Stadium. Therefore ticket prices will be the same in the North, East, South and West Stands.
The full list of 2016/17 match ticket prices is as follows:
Today we can also confirm the designated categories for our upcoming home league games in August and September, as follows:
• Reds vs Derby County, Saturday 13th August: CATEGORY B
• Reds vs Queens Park Rangers, Wednesday 17th August: CATEGORY C
• Reds vs Rotherham United, Saturday 27th August: CATEGORY C
• Reds vs Reading, Saturday 17th September: CATEGORY D
• Reds vs Aston Villa, Tuesday 27th September: CATEGORY A
Representatives of the Club will be meeting with fan groups over the next few weeks to explain the new match ticket pricing arrangements in more detail and elicit views.
Tickets for all home games in August and September will go on sale from 9am on Wednesday 27th July.
Order your tickets online where there are no booking fees. Alternatively telephone the Box Office on 01226 211 183 (booking fees apply) or visit the Box Office / Reds Superstore in person. When buying online, fans can opt for postal delivery, collection from the BFC Box Office or alternatively you can print your match tickets at home using the convenient ‘print-at-home facility’.
Categories for games in October and November will be announced in mid-September.
By far the cheapest and most cost effective way to support the Reds next Season is with a 2016/17 Season Ticket! With a Season Ticket fans can watch the Reds 23 home games next season from just £14.34 per game for Adults and from as little as £1.30 per game for Concessions! What’s more, you can also spread the cost over 5 or 10 months with our Zebra Finance plans. Click here to view all 2016/17 Season Ticket prices. Buy your 2016/17 Season Ticket in store, telephone 01226 211 183 or buy online now by clicking here.
Notes on Match Ticket Prices.
Please note that reduced price, advance purchase tickets must be purchased before the day of the game. All tickets purchased on the day of the game will be priced at the matchday ticket prices. The ticket prices stated above are applicable for seats in all stands at Oakwell Stadium (North, East, South and West).
Tickets sold in the CK Beckett Family Area (F14, F15 & F16) are strictly for families only. Adults without Juveniles and unaccompanied Juveniles are not permitted into the Family Area. The Juvenile Under 12’s ticket price is applicable when purchased with an Adult or Senior Over 65’s ticket. Unaccompanied Juvenile Under 12’s will be charged the Juvenile Under 17 price. On the day of the game, Juvenile Under 17 and Juvenile Under 12 tickets are not available on the turnstiles and must be purchased online or from the BFC Box Office.