Sheffield Wednesday have announced that they are to release new season tickets to their fans, including 10-year season tickets.
The Owls are currently looking to push for promotion under Garry Monk this season as they sit in sixth place after their impressive win over promotion-chasing Leeds United on Saturday.
Goals from Jacob Murphy and Atdhe Nuhiu sealed a very important three points that saw them jump back into the play-off places at the weekend, at the expense of Swansea City.
One theme that has been apparent throughout Wednesday’s season has been lingering financial concern and the ongoing battle with the EFL surrounding their charge over a breach of profit and sustainability guidelines.
The charge surrounds their controversial sale of the club’s stadium that was announced in the most recent summer but added to the profits of the 2017/18 year.
Along with huge wages to key players being handed out, it did appear that the sale of the stadium was clearly linked to the club trying to comply with how the EFL want each club to operate with their profits and losses.
The club have now released pricing information for next term’s season tickets, for which they are pioneering a new scheme where fans can pay for ‘multi-season tickets’ of 10 years, along with early-bird season tickets. The information includes how the pricing works for the 10-year ticket and the cost starts at £4,550 for the cheapest stand to sit in.
With this news being announced, we take a look at how fans reacted on Twitter…
10 year season tickets 🤣 I love this club and it’s daft ways of tryna sort ffp out
— Gurny (@Gurny21) January 15, 2020
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😭🙈😂😂😂😂 10 years. I'm watching Wednesday not Man City! 10 years to watch average players chuck games away, where Nuhiu is now 40 and coming on for the last 10 mins of games. I'll stick to my 1 year renewal. Cheers 👍
— 1867Lee (@1867Lee) January 15, 2020
Can you remember these ex-Sheffield Wednesday players?
That's handy. I was wondering what to do with my spare £4500.
— andrew reardon (@reardoa) January 15, 2020
That’s not a striker?
— ryan walker (@walker_ryanswfc) January 15, 2020
You had me there
— Dan Kitson (@danielkitson16) January 15, 2020
Prices may still be higher than fans like but credit to the club for thinking out of the box for the ten year option. Hope it catches on.
— Andy McElwaine (@andymcelwaine) January 15, 2020
As watertight as ever – we’re asking £4,500 up front with no finance options, whilst advertising it as valid for 10 years when it’s actually 15.
— Ben (@cairns1) January 15, 2020
Multi year season tickets are just a fast way of gaining income in one sum. This is what part led to issues with cash flow. Soon as people sign up for a multi year deal you don't see that fans income again for a ST for "x" yrs. Also it means we have less pricing flexibility #swfc
— Christopher Morris (@ChrisSWFC92) January 15, 2020
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