Rovers' season tickets slashed


Last updated at 01:24 02 March 2007

Blackburn are to cut

season-ticket prices by a

quarter in a move which

could cost the club £1million.

Chairman John Williams has

responded to fans’ concerns

that "watching live football

has become too expensive"

with the biggest reductions

yet in the Premiership’s

rethink on seat prices.

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Williams was the first to

break ranks earlier this

season when he advocated

ploughing some of the top-flight’s

£2.7billion windfall

from the new television deal

into giving supporters a slice

of the new wealth.

The cheapest season ticket at

Ewood Park will now cost just

£249 for the CIS stand, with

nearly 5,500 seats.

A place

behind the Blackburn End

goal will be £299, a 30 per

cent cut on this season’s

£425. A family of two adults

and two children will be able

to enjoy 19 Premiership

matches at around £10 each

per game. Match-day tickets

for most home games will be

available at £15.

Williams said: "We believe the

best way to enjoy Premiership

football is watching it live. In

setting these prices we

recognise the concerns of

supporters who feel it has

become too expensive."

Manager Mark Hughes said:

"Players want to play in front

of full stadiums. It makes a

huge difference. Supporters

really can act as the 12th man

and lift them. I’ve played in

front of packed stadiums

across Europe and I know the

positive effect it can have."

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