Doncaster Rovers fans charged in full by Bradford City despite '˜reciprocal ticket deal'

Doncaster Rovers fans who intend on watching their team at Bradford City this Saturday will have to pay FULL price for tickets.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 7th March 2016, 2:29 pm
Updated Monday, 7th March 2016, 2:41 pm
Doncaster Rovers v Bradford City
Doncaster Rovers v Bradford City

Rovers said they had agreed a reciprocal ticket deal with the Bantams before the two sides met last October.

Tickets were reduced to £15 and downwards for the fixture at the Keepmoat Stadium.

However, Rovers today confirmed that their fans will be charged full price (£25 adults, £15 60+/students, £10 U16s, £5 U11s) for the return fixture at Valley Parade this weekend.

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“Doncaster Rovers can confirm that Bradford City will not be offering reduced prices for the game at Valley Parade on March 12th,” said Rovers on their official website.

“Discussions are still taking place between the Clubs with the home side looking at ways in which they can encourage more away fans to the game. We hope to confirm details of this in the next 24 hours.

“We thank our own brilliant supporters for your patience and understanding in regards to this matter.

“We hope to see as many of you at the game as possible.”

Rovers said on their website last October: “Following the recent ‘Yorkshire offer’ which saw a reciprocal deal in place for both local derbies against Barnsley, Rovers have agreed a similar arrangement with the Bantams.”

The Football League were involved in protracted discussions between the clubs and supporters’ club representatives prior to today’s announcement.

Several Rovers fans have threatened to boycott the game as a result of Bradford’s stance.

The Free Press has asked Bradford City to explain their position but, as yet, we have had no response.