Well Derby County mad did prepare the disabled and other supporters of a certain age that season ticket prices would rocket for next season.
Our warning came nearly a full year ago and now we are seeing the full and devastating effect it is having on many adult disabled and elderly season ticket holders.
Rises of £75 and £85 are common place and our the fans are not happy. Many are questioning the savage rises and if it is to pay for the new category E season ticket in the South stand, which costs just £230.
As a disabled supporter myself, I have to say I will no longer be paying for a season ticket after facing a mandatory £100 rise as the club move into line with other clubs and makes the disabled pay their age category and not a special disabled rate. This I can understand and just about afford. However Derby County for some reason as recatagorised my seating area from D to C and now a seat for myself would cost me £390. So to reiterate My season ticket seats for myself and my carer cost £200 last season, this coming season for the same seat, I am asked for £390, a near 100% rise. This is assuming I re-new before April 14th 2013, to let it laps would mean I then needed to find another £55 making my season ticket a stunning £445, a near 150% increase.
Needless to say, like many more people in my own position, I can’t justify or afford another £190. Sadly after over 25 years as a season ticket holder and over 50 years as a supporter, I will not be renewing my ticket this coming season.
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Source: Derby County-Mad