SPIREITES ANNOUNCE PRICE FREEZE FOR B2NET

Chesterfield Football Club has announced a freeze on ticket prices for their first season at the new £13 million b2net stadium.

The price freeze will be the sixth successive season since 2005 that adult season ticket prices have been kept at the same level.
 
At the club's AGM last night, the Spireites new majority shareholder Dave Allen said: "We're operating in a difficult economic climate and the leisure pound is being squeezed as costs of everything increase and people have to make tough choices. We've decided to freeze prices to try and get more people in and raise income that way.
 
"It's better to have a lower price per head and more people that have a higher price per head and less people. Offering the same prices as at Saltergate, to watch a good manager, play good football, with the benefit of super match day facilities, is what people want."

The new 10,338-seater stadium is set to open for the 2010/11 season and will have a multi-purpose sports and community room, sports injury clinic and a gym and healthy living resource for all ages.
 
Allen also revealed ambitions of getting more young supporters to the ground to keep prices down for the long term.

He added: "In addition, we'll have more income streams at the new ground by providing the best conference and banqueting facilities in the area, with the right people to run it. I'm looking for an extra £500,000 a year, which we can re-invest into the football side of the business.
 
"We have an ambition to get into the championship as soon as possible, a manager who plays good football, and we just want more people to come and enjoy it."

Posted on 18/02/2010