22nd Aug, 2018

Coventry City fans in fundraising push to buy season tickets for low income supporters

Les Reid 13th Jun, 2018 Updated: 14th Jun, 2018

COVENTRY City fans have launched an online fundraising campaign to buy season tickets for those who cannot afford them or need a boost.

And more than £1,000 has already been raised this week.

The plan, by a poster who goes my the name of Mild Mannered Janitor (MMJ), has been welcomed by other fans including posters on web forum Sky Blues Talk.

His post on the gofundme website reads: “This funding has been set up to fund up to two individuals with a season ticket for the campaign back in League One.

“If everyone could just donate a small amount then we have chance to make a big difference to put a smile on a couple of people’s faces and hopefully show them the true spirit of Coventry fans.

“A small amount can go a long way.

“I am going to contact the club to see if they would honour the first early bird price and let’s see if we can help out our fellow fans.

“Thank you for any donation you can make.”

The anonymous poster stated on Sky Blues Talk: “It would be amazing if we can raise some funds to purchase season tickets for some people who cannot currently fund it themselves or are in need of a lift and some goodness from fellow fans.”

The gofundme web page reported this afternoon that £1,195 of a £1,500 goal already been reached.

It is not known if it will continue for more than two lucky recipients should the initial target be reached.

Under the ‘early bird’ season ticket discount price which ended last Friday, the cheapest season tickets for adults were around £300.

They are now £345, and can be paid for in installments.

The CCFC website states: “Season Tickets still work out as the cheapest way to watch the Sky Blues’ 23 home league games back in League One during the 2018/19 campaign – with adults from £15 per game, concessions from £11.52 per match and JSB (Junor Sky Blue) Under 13s still free!

“..Meanwhile, unlike previous seasons, full-time students can access the concession rates too – as well as young adults (Under 21s), seniors (over 60s) and armed forces members.”

Around 6,000 season tickets were sold during the early bird period, following the Wembley play-off victory which secured a bounce-back promotion to League One at the first time of asking.

Go to the CCFC website for more information on how to get a season ticket.

To make a donation to the fundraiser, go to the gofundme website page at https://www.gofundme.com/ccfc-season-tickets?member=286156

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