As many City fans will recall, when the club initially announced the pricing structure 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 somewhere else or staying put and coughing up full adult price for the youngsters in their group. Well, now eight fans, including six young ones, can go to games in one of those areas for free!
The Supporters Club & Trust impressed on the club in March 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.
At that time, we also said that we would purchase a number of season cards that we would “make available to U12 fans and their parents/guardians for a variety of purposes”. We are delighted to announce that this has now been done and that a group of 8 tickets are available free of charge for each home league game this season.
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@gmx.com
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.
18/08/2018 Bristol City v Middlesbrough – Booked
02/09/2018 Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers (Sunday)
15/09/2018 Bristol City v Sheffield United – Booked
28/09/2018 Bristol City v Aston Villa (Friday) – Booked
07/10/2018 Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday (Sunday) – Booked
24/10/2018 Bristol City v Hull City (7.45pm) – Booked
27/10/2018 Bristol City v Stoke City – Booked
10/11/2018 Bristol City v Preston North End – Booked
02/12/2018 Bristol City v Millwall (Sunday) – Booked
15/12/2018 Bristol City v Norwich City – Booked
26/12/2018 Bristol City v Brentford
29/12/2018 Bristol City v Rotherham United – Booked
12/01/2019 Bristol City v Bolton Wanderers – Booked
02/02/2019 Bristol City v Swansea City – Booked
13/02/2019 Bristol City v Queens Park Rangers (7.45pm) – Booked
16/02/2019 Bristol City v Birmingham City – Booked
09/03/2019 Bristol City v Leeds United – Booked
12/03/2019 Bristol City v Ipswich Town (7.45pm) – Booked
06/04/2019 Bristol City v Wigan Athletic – Booked
09/04/2019 Bristol City v West Bromwich Albion (7.45pm) – Booked
19/04/2019 Bristol City v Reading (12pm) – Booked
27/04/2019 Bristol City v Derby County – 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.