Doncaster Rovers unveil season ticket packages including loyalty rewards and £99 offer for 18 to 24-year-olds
Doncaster Rovers are aiming to reward those not seeking refunds for last year’s unused season tickets by reducing the cost of renewals for the next five years.
And those aged between 18 and 24 can buy a season ticket for just £99.
Supporters will also be able to claim back credit for matches they are unable to attend.
Rovers have announced current season ticket holders will receive between £20 and £40 off new memberships for that period if they opt to not ask for a refund for the 2020/21 campaign, which saw fans locked out of the Keepmoat for the entire term due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Those renewing will also gain free access to the new ‘Experience Club’ which will feature at least three events a year, including a live recording of the James Coppinger podcast, plus prize draws.
And those offers come alongside prices for season tickets being frozen at last year’s rates.
Anyone renewing a junior season ticket from last season will be able to do so free of charge.
Rovers have also confirmed they will switch to a membership card with barcode entry to the stadium, rather than the traditional season ticket books.
The club have created a new age bracket category, merging the former 18-21 and 22-24 categories with the price of a season ticket set close to the lower rate from last year.
A season ticket for an unallocated seat on the South Stand will cost just £99 for 18-24s, which is a reduction of £40 even for 18-21s.
Season tickets will go on sale from Monday, June 14 online, with in-person sales beginning a week later.
In announcing the new packages, a club statement said: “When you purchased your season ticket membership last year, you did so not knowing that you would be unable to make use of it.
“During the past season, whether it be through our In Rovers We Trust survey in January or through individual dialogue, many of you have told us that a refund wasn’t necessary.
“You wanted to keep your money in the club to help us through what have been difficult times.
“Your generosity has been truly amazing. To those supporters who are allowing us to treat their purchase last year as a donation and are willing to buy again this season, we wish to offer the following package.”
The club suggest the five year discount will guarantee the individual receives at least 50 per cent of the value of this year’s season ticket back.
Supporters will be able to claim back 50 per cent of the price per game value should they be unable to attend a game next season for any reason, provided they inform the club at least 24 hours before kick-off. This can be used a maximum of four times per season.
New season ticket holders can join the ‘Experience Club’ for £120.
As part of the season memberships, supporters will receive a DNA Card and a 2022 Purple Vouchers Book. They will also be sent a complimentary digital programme at all home league games - though physical copies will still be available to buy.
Other benefits include discounted membership for the stadium gym and a reduction on a Belles season ticket.
The cost of season tickets can be spread over three, six or ten months.
Doncaster Rovers 2021/22 season membership prices
17 and under: £35
Unallocated seating on South Stand: Adult £299, Senior £219, 18-24 £99
Category B (including family stand): Adult £329, Senior £239, 18-24 £155
Category A: Adult £395, Senior £295, 18-24 £195