West Brom fans hail reduction in season ticket prices
West Brom fans have backed Albion after the club confirmed that season ticket prices will see a substantial price cut following their relegation from the Premier League.
The Baggies have announced drastic reductions which will see adult season ticket-holders in all areas of the ground make a saving of £70 compared to last summer’s prices - and up to £51 in the early bird window.
Younger fans have also seen sizeable benefits from the slash, with under-11s tickets just £49 across the entirety of the ground, whilst the under-17 category has been altered to under-18, with tickets priced at £99 for the season.
In a poll conducted on the Express & Star website with over 1,400 votes, 49% of fans said they support the decision to reduce prices and that they'd be enticed to The Hawthorns next season.
However, some Albion fans have also confirmed that they won't be taking in the football on offer, with 34% claiming that football in the second tier would not interest them enough to part with their cash. 17% said they'd wait and see who's in permanent charge of the club before spending their money.
The response on social media was emphatically positive immediately following the news, with many fans hailing the move.
Tom Preston said: "Can't moan one bit about those prices. Fair play."
Alex Fellows tweeted: "Prices are decent to be fair, although I’m sure plenty will still moan. Hopefully it’s the start of a massive yet positive, overhaul of our journey back."
Whilst Scott Field, also on Twitter, confirmed his plans to renew following the news:
"On face value, this is positive. Less than £15 quid a game - I'll be renewing mine"
Dave Copson was another fan who tweeted his delight at the decision, also confirming his renewal as Albion tackle the Championship:
"Season ticket renewed. £14.31 a match. Thank you Mr Jenkins Boing! Boing!"
Chris Heath, another Baggies fan took to Twitter to thank the club after expecting a price freeze as opposed to the reduction.
"Fair play.. expected them to be frozen with the extra games. Any reduction is a bonus."
Meanwhile, Ricci Dunn hailed the decision to help younger fans go to The Hawthorns for an affordable price too.
"Season ticket prices seem reasonable in all fairness. Good to see cheaper tickets for those with young children.
"Appoint the right manager now and there will be no excuses for us not to get plenty of fans through the turnstiles next season."
Michael Stanley said the move was a good one, and was also supportive of the idea to get younger fans into the ground to get a feel of the atmosphere.
"Great move by the club (maybe not for East stand or West stand) but great to see them addressing the need to get young fans back into the club and make use of that family feel that’s been brought back during the last few weeks."
West Brom complete their Premier League season away at Crystal Palace on Sunday before dropping into the Championship.
Their next campaign will see season tickets priced at their lowest level for a decade.