We currently stand ahead of where we were at the same point last year, when we were returning to the Premiership, in regard to season tickets already sold for the upcoming campaign. Given the current climate and the short period that tickets have been on sale, it’s an unbelievable commitment from our incredible supporters. We have tried to match this commitment by offering, on average, the cheapest Season Ticket in the Premiership.
Like all clubs, we have been adversely hit by COVID-19 in many of the areas that aren’t always clear to see from the outside, the important part is that we have managed to adapt very quickly and having the support from our fans in season ticket sales has really built a positive vibe as we head towards the 3rd August start date.
We are very fortunate to have our partnership with Orchard Finance who provide payment plans for supporters purchasing Season Tickets, which given the circumstances has been popular. As a club, we have been trying to remind people about this option as it’s a great outlet to still guarantee your season ticket.
It has been really encouraging to hear some of the feedback from our supporters on the Virtual aspect of the season ticket. We know this isn’t exactly football in stadiums, but it gives us a great pathway to begin that process of bringing live football back to our fans. As this is something completely new to us, we are taking our time in setting it up and making sure we can give you the best possible viewing. We will also be producing a guide as to how to get the games on your devices when the site is up and running. It’s important to note we will be working with the broadcast partners for the images which will ensure the quality will be very high- as well as looking at some exciting elements to add to the programming.
It would be remiss of me not to mention the team working incredibly hard behind the scenes. Firstly, to Lorraine Christie, Minique Dearden and Eilidh MacKintosh, who have handled a very high volume of enquiries as well as co-ordinating the season tickets. Also, to our Operations Manager and COVID-19 Officer David O’Connor, who has put in place all of our policies and procedures in allowing the shop to re-open safely during this time.
As we have previously said, we understand the different situations that each and every one of us face at the moment, and we encourage our fans to contact us to discuss season ticket options and how best we can help you secure your part of our next chapter.
Chief Executive Officer