Pompey pencil in season-ticket release date

Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin
Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin
  • Season tickets pencilled in to go on sale Monday
  • There are presently 11,047 holders

POMPEY season tickets are pencilled in to go on-sale this coming Monday.

And chief executive Mark Catlin has pledged the club ‘won’t be deviating too much’ from this term’s prices.

At present I cannot say the prices, but if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it

Mark Catlin

The Blues currently have 11,047 season-tickets holders, although the realistic fear is that will drop for 2015-16.

Another disappointing campaign has spread apathy among a number of supporters, with manager Andy Awford already having paid the price for failing to challenge for the play-offs.

In turn, the prospect of a third season at the very least in League Two is expected to hit attendances.

Pompey’s new managerial appointment will certainly be a key in reinvigorating interest.

Fans await with interest how the club will address season-ticket prices, while Catlin is presently remaining tight-lipped over full details.

‘Season tickets are due to go on sale on Monday, provisionally that is the date,’ said Catlin.

‘At the moment we are getting all the on-line systems checked and double-checked.

‘It’s around the same date as last year, the timing has absolutely nothing to do with the manager change.

‘At present I cannot say the prices, but if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it.

‘We were a little short of 11,000 season-ticket holders last year and a little more than 11,000 this year.

‘So that is a formula which works and we won’t be deviating too much from that following consultation with all our different supporter groups.’

In League One in 2012-13, Pompey had 8,080 season-ticket holders.

The following season, buoyed by new ownership, the first League Two campaign attracted a rise to 10,660.

Optimism again reigned ahead of this season, with 11,047 taking up season tickets last summer.