Exeter City Football Club Chairman, Julian Tagg, has moved to address student concerns over a ticket price increase.
A statement on the club website confirmed that from August, tickets for students aged over 18 will start at £13. City said that the price was:
“in-line and competitive with prices throughout League Two and above”.
However, students had expressed anger over the major price increase from this season, where tickets can be bought for just £5 every game.
Speaking exclusively to Xpression FM, Mr Tagg explained that “a massive amount of abuse” of the scheme this season had forced the club’s hand regarding ticket prices but the club are still keen to attract Exeter student supporters.
Citing his time as a resident on St Luke’s campus as inspiration, the Chairman announced that offers will be used to attract students next year and bring the price down, possibly even to levels below those of this season. Calling the £13 price “a starting point” he outlined plans for ‘Flexeter’ student season tickets to be introduced, in addition to offers that include free food and drink at games.
The club is also keen to increase its presence on campus, with Mr Tagg even proposing the idea of an ‘Exeter City Society’ in the interview, which the club would support students to manage. Any interested students should get in touch with the club and Mr Tagg.
You can listen to the full Xpression FM interview with Mr Tagg here.