STANDARD adult admission prices for Lewes FC league games next season will rise from £10 to £11. It is the first such increase in three years and one that absorbs the recent imposed VAT rise, the club said. Meanwhile, the popular “kids go free” policy at the Dripping Pan will be maintained for next season. The Lewes Board of Directors said they regretted having to raise the price of admission but insisted it was a “reluctant necessity.”
Director Patrick Marber said: “We’d have obviously preferred to hold prices but increased VAT at a whopping 20 per cent on each ticket sold certainly does not help us and the club has not increased admission for three years. Even so we will monitor the impact of this price rise throughout the season and review the policy every quarter.
“We feel very pleased though that under 16s will continue to enjoy free admission.”
Concessionary admission for senior citizens and students will rise from £5 to £6.
‘Early Bird’ season ticket prices for 2012/2013 are set at £180 for adults and £100 for concessions providing they are purchased before July 8, after which date prices will increase. These ‘Early Bird’ sales each come with the bonus of two complimentary ticket vouchers, giving free admission to any Ryman Premier League game in 2012/2013.
These can be given to friends or family as a gift and, in effect, are worth up to £11 each. In an innovative additional benefit, for an extra £20, Lewes season ticket holders can buy a ‘Super Season Ticket’ giving them entrance to all U18s and Lewes Ladies home games (including Cup fixtures) next season.
The club said it estimated that the Lewes Ladies and U18s will each play a minimum of 10 home games next season, adding that, with ‘on the gate’ admission to both sets of games set at £3 next season, the Super Season Ticket offers brilliant value.”
Season ticket forms can be download from the Lewes website.