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Pompey reduce ticket prices for kids

It's an expensive business football, taking kids even more so but prices at Fratton have been reduced for next season.

This is what the Pompey Site had to say on the matter...

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TICKETS SLASHED FOR KIDS

Pompey have slashed Premier League matchday prices for children in parts of Fratton Park next season.

A ticket in the Family Section for anyone aged 16 or under is now just 10, compared to 12 last season - 17 percent cheaper.

And in the Milton end the price has dropped from 18 to 15 for juniors, also a 17 percent drop.

Prices for juniors in all other areas of Fratton Park have been held at last season's prices. A junior ticket in the West Stand (Fratton end) is 22, for instance.

Adult matchday tickets have gone up by 1 - equivalent to a rise of between 2.4 percent and 3.1 percent.

Matchday tickets for seniors - anyone aged 60 or over - have also risen by 1, an increase of between 3.5 percent and 5.3 percent.

Ticket office manager Elaine Giles said: "It's very important that we attract young fans to Fratton Park - they are our next generation of supporters. We also appreciate rising living costs.

"That's why we've either held prices for juniors or cut them, which gives youngsters a better chance of seeing their heroes in action."

Fratton Park Premier League matchday ticket prices 2008/9:

South Upper Wing A & D: Adult 38; Senior 28; Junior 22
South Upper Centre C: Adult 42; Senior 30; Junior 22
South Upper Centre B: Sold Out
Family Section*: Adult 33; Senior 20; Junior 10
North Upper Wing E & G: Adult 38; Senior 28; Junior 22
North Upper Centre F: Adult 42; Senior 30; Junior 22
North Lower: Adult 38; Senior 28; Junior 22
West Stand: Adult 38; Senior 28; Junior 22
Milton end: Adult 35; Senior 26; Junior 15
Senior: 60 and over
Junior: 16 and under

*Any adult or senior buying a matchday ticket in the Family Section must be accompanied by a junior.

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Date:Saturday June 14 2008

Time: 4:25PM

Your Comments

Thxs for putting my articale up
PompeyFcMad
Let's hope they do specials for the odd "unattractive game" as well
UKTony
Oh great! I spend all my week at school teaching the little sods only to spend my saturday surrounded by screaming kids...only joking, of course! Pompey was my entire life when I was a nipper and this is good news for little diddy blues
hammersmithblue
My 11 year olds season ticket turned up today, 380 for a nipper, don't make it easy to bring the next wave of fans through do they?
paultsmouth
Scary stuff. When I was going in the mid-late 70s we were paying 60-80p a game. Ok life has changed, footie has changed (not always for the better) but I was hooked. 30 years later & I'm still going. The limitations of the capacity don't help though the goodwill gesture does. If & when we got a 35-40,000 new stadia. That is the time to fill it with cut price season tickets for everybody.
storagematt
Dont think that will happen matt. More seats wont (imo) = cheaper seats. Knowing Pompey they will cash in and tickets will increase. Paultsmouth, we sit in the family scn for that reason. Kids tickets are about 180. I dont really want to sit there, but could not afford anywhere else.
pompey4me
Its great to see you are trying to get the next generation of supporters through the turnstiles.
dazza71
Good move by Pompey, although more kids means more higher pitched screaming!
sneakay
 

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