Price rise for Buxton fans

BUXTON FC’s chairman Tony Tomlinson has defended an increase in admission prices for next season.

For first team Evo-Stik League games, supporters will be charged £9 for adults and £6 for concessions. Season tickets are priced at £170 (£100 concessions ) if bought before July 1, and £180 (£110 concessions) thereafter. All prices include VAT levied at 20 per cent.

Under-16s will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult, or charged £2 if unaccompanied. Season ticket holders will be entitled to free admission to the under-19 matches during the season.

Mr Tomlinson said: “There is a small increase from the entry prices charged at the end of last season which the board regrets having to make, but some of us remember only too well the bad times of a decade ago and we are committed to maintaining the club’s normal well-being.

“Likewise, we are ambitious, and aim to improve on our sixth place finish, and so we need to provide manager John Reed with sufficient funds to build a successful side.”

For the home pre-season friendlies, the charge will be £7 (£4 concessions), while the under-19 fixture against Sheffield United on July 26 will be priced at £5 (£3 concessions). Charges for under-19 league games played at the Silverlands will be £4 (£2 concessions).

This weekend the club expects to make the first of several summer signings.