Following our review of all the Premier Division season ticket prices for 2015, we now bring you a comprehensive list of all eight First Division sides’ prices for the forthcoming campaign.
The variety in First Division clubs’ price plans is much more restrained than their Premier Division counterparts, however there are some fantastic offers available, particularly for younger supporters.
The average price of an adult season ticket for 2015 in the First Division – when the lowest-priced adult option is selected – is €118.75. Half of all First Division sides (Athlone, Cobh, Cabinteely & UCD) have their adult option at €100, with the average being brought up across the league by the remaining clubs.
The recently-relegated club have a four-tiered pricing scheme for the season. In a similar vein to many of the other clubs in the list to follow, Athlone offer fantastic deals for under-12s and students to see the Town play.
Their under-12 season ticket is the standout price from this selection at just €10 for the entire season. Over 14 home league games this works out, roughly, at an astonishing 71 cent per game.
Children (under-12): €10
The newest addition to this season’s League of Ireland – Cabinteely’s standout offer for 2015 is their unwaged/student season ticket option for just €50. Cabinteely, along with Shelbourne, are the only clubs to offer family tickets to the best of our knowledge.
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children under-16): €130
Last season’s bottom side are offering season ticket holders the opportunity to attend all of Cobh’s league and under-19 league games for the new season as well as the opportunity to have a seat reserved in the main stand at St. Coleman’s Park.
The Rams will not be selling childrens season tickets but the club have a great initiative in place to send out 1,000 tickets a week to local schools ahead of every home match this season.
The Donegal club are offering one of the more varied season ticket plans from around the First Division. They are the only club who have split their season tickets for Adults and OAPs into separate terrace and stand sections.
Similarly to Athlone, Harps’ under-12 tickets offer outstanding value at just €10 for the season.
Adult seated: €145
Adult terrace: €125
Children (under-12): €10
OAP seated: €125
OAP terrace: €98
The Tolka Park outfit’s price-range definitely reflects the most expensive adult season ticket, although they are one of only two First Division clubs (the other being Cabinteely) who are offering a family ticket for the season, which includes two adults and two children.
Juvenile (under-14): €60
One of the newly-relegated sides, alongside Athlone Town, the Students are offering a simple adult and concession option for UCD fans.
The Belfield club are also offering under-14s the chance of claiming a free season ticket if they join the club’s Junior Blues Supporters’ Club.
Waterford United’s offerings include three options, adults, concessions and children. Waterford United’s adult season ticket is the third most expensive in the division when compared with Harps’ seated adult option and Shels’ adult ticket.
The south-east club are offering two bands of pricing, the first being a reasonable €120 for adults and the second encompassing students, disabled supporters, children and OAPs.
Children (aged 12-16), disabled supporters, OAPs & students: €60
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena
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