As you may recall, when City announced the prices for 2018/19 season tickets, all concessionary prices for under 12s and under 19s in certain areas of the ground were removed. Familes and groups of fans faced trying to find seats together elsewhere or staying put and coughing up full adult price for everyone.
Well, we decided to do something about that, and paid for eight fans, including six young ones, to go to each home league game last season as our guests!Now we’re repeating the scheme for 2019/20!
In March 2018, the Supporters Club & Trust impressed on the club that their pricing policy showed a shocking lack of empathy with the fans and apparently no understanding of how socialising as a group is a key part of the matchday experience for many. In response, the club did then ultimately reinstate junior price categories in the areas concerned, but at much higher prices than before. So the SC&T stepped in and launched a ‘Fans of the Future‘ scheme to help fund the price increase for supporters who would otherwise have found it difficult to pay it themselves.
We also purchased a group of 8 season cards to make available to young fans and their parents/guardians free of charge for each home league game of the season. That is now being repeated for 2019/20.
The seats are on the very front row of the Lansdown Stand, at pitch level, almost within touching distance of Lee Johnson and the City bench. It’s practically impossible to get closer to the action! (They are the third seat from the bottom of this photo up to the seat next to the gentleman with glasses facing our way.)
For these seats we have two adult season cards and six under 19s ones available for use.
We would ideally like these to be used by parents/guardians bringing a group of youngsters to a game for a special occasion, e.g. a birthday, and that for some of the kids at least it is their first visit to Ashton Gate. Part of the objective, after all, is to introduce ‘fans of the future’ to the pleasure (and pain) of supporting Bristol City!
To apply for the use of the tickets for a particular game, just e-mail us at FansOfTheFuture@bristolcitysupporters.org
Applications will be processed strictly in order of receipt. One booking per family (schools, youth groups etc. may apply more than once in order to bring along different groups of kids. Such applications will be accepted/declined at the SC&T’s discretion).
After payment of a £50 deposit, refunded in full upon their safe return, the season cards will be available for collection from the Supporters Club & Trust bar before the respective game. The lead adult in the group is responsible for ensuring that the under 19s tickets are used by kids/teenagers under that age (failure to do so may result in ejection from the ground).
So, if you want to bring a group of kids to a City game and sit right up close to the action, apply for free use of these season cards now.
04/08/2019 Bristol City v Leeds United – Booked
17/08/2019 Bristol City v QPR – Booked
31/08/2019 Bristol City v Middlesbrough – Booked
21/09/2019 Bristol City v Swansea City – Booked
05/10/2019 Bristol City v Reading – Booked
23/10/2019 Bristol City v Charlton Athletic – Booked
27/10/2019 Bristol City v Wigan Athletic
23/11/2019 Bristol City v Nottingham Forest – Booked
30/11/2019 Bristol City v Huddersfield Town
10/12/2019 Bristol City v Millwall – Booked
14/12/2019 Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers – Booked
29/12/2019 Bristol City v Luton Town – Booked
01/01/2020 Bristol City v Brentford
18/01/2020 Bristol City v Barnsley
08/02/2020 Bristol City v Birmingham City – Booked
12/02/2020 Bristol City v Derby County
22/02/2020 Bristol City v WBA – Booked
07/03/2020 Bristol City v Fulham – Booked
17/03/2020 Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday
04/04/2020 Bristol City v Cardiff City – Booked
10/04/2020 Bristol City v Hull City
18/04/2020 Bristol City v Stoke City – Booked
02/05/2020 Bristol City v Preston North End – Booked
(All dates and KO times shown above are subject to change. See the official club website for definitive details).
PS: If you would like to help us to contine this sort of initiative to help introduce young fans to Bristol City, please donate here to our ‘Fans of the Future’ fund. Thank you.