I am delighted to confirm that season tickets will go on sale at 9am on Thursday 12th May to both existing and new season season ticket holders.
The club has received many messages of support for our decision to freeze season ticket prices for the forthcoming campaign. You have shown tremendous loyalty and packed the stadium at many matches this year with record numbers of season tickets being sold. I trust that you will back our decision to reward your loyalty by supporting the club once more by renewing for Season 2016-17. We are on a remarkable journey together and we couldn’t do this without you!
As previously announced, we are also making a start on creating new pricing for our younger fans. This year, we have raised the age for our entry level prices from 12 to 13. We will be able to do more once the new stand is in place with more spaces at our disposal.
I have been contacted by a number of fans since we announced the price freeze to say they would have been happy to have had an increase. With that in mind, we have decided to give fans the opportunity to make an optional one-off donation; this will go towards our new development plans as we build for an even better future at Tynecastle.
Once again, I would urge fans to consider paying by cash or cheque. Last season, over half of you responded to this request which was fantastic. This meant we had immediate access to this money to progress various initiatives within the business. When debit/credit card payments are made, we receive the monies from the credit card companies on a drip-feed basis over the season. Obviously with our proposed stadium plans it is extremely beneficial for the company to receive as much cash upfront as possible – so, if you are at all able to help, a cash or cheque payment would be most helpful and we would be extremely grateful.
As with last season, we have split pricing into two phases. The key dates you need to be aware of are as follows:
- Thursday 12th May : Phase one on sale date for current season ticket holders and new purchasers
- Tuesday 7th June : Deadline to retain existing seats
- Tuesday 14th June : Phase two commences
All additional information will be released next week when we publish the Season Ticket brochure for 2016-17.
I have one final request for you. We are anticipating that demand for new season tickets will outstrip supply very quickly and would therefore ask that if you are planning not to renew, you let us know at your earliest convenience by emailing Supporterservices@homplc.co.uk.
Thank you for your continued support.