Release Date: 18/06/2012
FOLLOWING one of the most successful seasons in their 114 year old history, Crusaders have made some bold announcements ahead of the 2012-13 season; announcing a range of measures to attract new fans, young and old, to Seaview.
Amongst the measures are:
· 1,000 free season tickets for Primary School age children;
· 50% off for all new season ticket holders;
· A six match “Cross Channel Fan” mini-season-ticket aimed at those whose primary allegiance is “cross channel” football such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Rangers or Celtic to be promoted through local Supporters Clubs;
· Free season tickets for all Crusaders Academy players;
· Free season tickets for all Crusaders Strikers (women) players;
· Free season tickets for youth players of new affiliate youth clubs;
· A double discount scheme for away fans who can get a £2.50 discount on adult and children’s tickets based on advance online booking;
· Free season tickets to Under 12s in the streets in the immediate vicinity of Seaview, administered by the local community group.
Kids for a Quid: In addition, Crusaders will announce a number promotional matches during the season when they will run “Kids for a Quid” and “Bring your son/daughter to the match.”
Come Back and Try It: The Crues are a fan owned and run outfit, affiliated to the Supporters Direct network, and have also challenged their members to invite up to 10 people throughout the season to take up £2 tickets targeted at those who have not been to a League match for years. The “Come Back and Try It” campaign will utilise up to 4,000 tickets.
Crusaders Chairman, Stephen Bell said: “After a brilliant season, we don’t want to rest on our laurels. We want to kick on, encourage young people to come to the matches, and give Seaview a lively, buzz. We undersell the local game. The Irish Premier League is more than just a decent product on the field, it’s a good place to meet your friends and enjoy a day out. We will open a new corporate lounge and will invest in pre-match entertainment for our big games. Seaview’s the place to be in the season ahead. Come on down!”
Mark Langhammer, convenor of the Crusaders Finance Committee added: “These initiatives are based on DCAL research and our own community consultations. We have tendered for a new smart-ticketing and CRM system which will underpin all the new promotions. Building on the success of the team, our aim is to grow the Crusaders brand, and our catchment area.”
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