Falkirk fans snap up 20-21 season tickets

Falkirk fans have snapped up more season tickets on the first day of trading than they did last term – despite not knowing which games they’ll see.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 6:03 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 6:04 pm
Lee Miller with Esther Prentice and Hamiton Mackie from Bo'ness. Picture: Michael Gillen.
Lee Miller with Esther Prentice and Hamiton Mackie from Bo'ness. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The Bairns campaign books went on sale today on the club website at 9am and in the club shop at 10am – with queues out of the door and around the main stand. That may have been a result of the coronavirus restrictions and social distancing measures, however Falkirk have reported improved sales.

Around 100 more tickets have been shifted today than on the corresponding day last term.

Commercial director Kieran Koszary told The Falkirk Herald: “We have been backed once again by our fans and we have outdone day one of sales last year.

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Ava McFall 11 and her granddad, Willie Thomson. Picture: Michael Gillen.

"The response has been fantastic and we look forward to more in coming days.

"The support is very much appreciated in these difficult and uncertain times.”

Supporters attending the stadium shop were required to wear masks and found the shop staff behind newly installed perspex screens.

Sales have been particularly surprising given supporters are buying seats for a season reduced to 27 games – with either 13 or 14 at home and it’s also unknown when spectators will be able to re-enter stadiums and how many will be permitted. The SPFL Premiership will kick off in two weeks behind closed doors.

Falkirk FC season tickets go on sale for season 2020-2021. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Season tickets will cover Falkirk TV access for games where restrictions on fans are being applied.

Supporters can opt for two payment options – a season ticket price reflective of a 25% reduction in games, or pay a ‘Falkirk top-up’ taking the cost to a regular season ticket charge but where the club says it will pass a portion of the price to Strathcarron Hospice.

The Bairns offered refunds for supporters for three matches missed during last season, but only a small number accepted cash back and many gifted the excess to the club.

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Ava McFall (11) secured her seat for when fans are allowed back. Picture: Michael Gillen.

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