SEASON ticket sales for 2013/14 have topped the 16,000 mark.
The number of seats secured by supporters for the new campaign is slightly ahead of the amount sold at the same stage 12 months ago.
The deadline for season ticket renewals passed on Monday, June 3. All seat move requests have also been processed and season tickets are now on general sale. They can be bought in person or by phone (0121 227 2227) from the East Stand ticket office.
Chief executive Mark Jenkins said: ”We have frozen season ticket prices across the board from last season and we’re delighted with the response of the supporters.
“They have again shown tremendous loyalty to the club during what are tough economic times.
“The number of season tickets we have sold is just ahead of the amount of bookings we had at the same stage 12 months ago, which led to our best season ticket sales for four years.”
For the second season running, adult prices start at only £359, under-17s at £105, under-21s/students at £205 and seniors at £279. These prices apply to all seats in the two stands behind the goals – the Birmingham Road End and Smethwick End.
Season ticket prices in other areas are as follows:
East Stand Lower: adults £409, under-17s £125, under-21s/students £255, seniors £309
East Stand Upper: adults £459, under-17s £125, under-21s/students £305, seniors £339
West Stand: all age groups £459
The club announced big reductions to season ticket prices last summer, and also revamped their pricing structure, in a bid to make Hawthorns matches more accessible to the next generation of supporters.
Season tickets are almost 20 per cent cheaper than that which the club charged eight years ago.
To help supporters spread their payments, a ten-month direct debit option is available, the cost of which has also been frozen from last season. To apply, supporters need to collect a form from the East Stand ticket office.
A nine-month interest free payment option is also available to anyone who purchases a season ticket with an Albion Mastercard.**
Once again, the club will not charge a booking fee for season ticket applications (excluding season tickets bought via direct debit).
Season ticket holders should note that their current Stilecards will become redundant this summer as the club will be issuing new Stilecards to all 2013/14 season ticket holders before the new campaign gets underway.
**% for nine months on 2013/14 Season Tickets priced at £254.99 or over. Apply before 31st August 2013. After the nine month period the interest rate for Standard Purchases applicable to the account is payable on any remaining balance of the Season Ticket purchase.