Christmas is fast approaching and it’s the time of year when that special League of Ireland fan in your life will be yearning for some sort of club merchandise.
Here we have compiled a comprehensive list of all the prices and deals on offer for one of the more popular gifts at this time of year – season tickets.
The average price of an adult season ticket this year, as part of each club’s least expensive adult option, is €182.33 when Derry City’s prices are converted to euros (Derry’s £155 adult ticket roughly equates to €195).
One of the more complicated price lists from 2015’s Premier Division clubs; last year’s champions have a variety of prices to choose from. The initiative of offering under 12s free entry stands out as a great way of incentivising parents to bring their kids along to see their local club.
Allocated adult – stand: €250
Allocated OAP/full-time third level student – stand: €200
General adult – stand: €200
General OAP/full-time student – stand: €160
Ground admission – adult: €160
Ground admission – OAP/full-time third level student: €150
Secondary school students (13-17) – ground: €75, stand €125
Primary school students (under 12s) – ground: Free if a member of Dundalk’s junior supporters club, stand €50.
Dundalk don’t offer family tickets but are giving the opportunity for every Dundalk fan under 12 to go to league games for free. A great initiative from the Louth club.
The Rebel Army are still one of the few clubs to not offer a student concession ticket, however match day tickets were often sold on campus at University College Cork for a reduced price throughout the season in 2014.
Similarly to Dundalk, Cork City have a great schoolchild initiative, this time at a cost of just €45. Prices shown are pre-Christmas offers, with the full price, as of January, in brackets.
Adult: €200 (€210)
Juvenile (13-18): €115 (€130)
Senior citizens: €65 (€70)
Schoolchild (Under 13): €45 (€50)
Cork City do not offer family tickets but at €45 for a schoolchild, the club is certainly making the effort to attract younger fans to come along with their parent or guardian.
St. Patrick’s Athletic
St. Pat’s season ticket prices have stayed the same from 2014 and are in a simple three-tier format. Once again, there is fantastic value for kids who want to go and see the Saints next season.
Child u12: €60
St. Pat’s are only offering family season ticket deals by contacting the club directly.
Pat Fenlon’s side yesterday released their season ticket prices for the forthcoming season with a particularly good variety of family ticket prices.
Child (under 14): €75
Second level student: €110
Third level student: €130
Senior citizen: €110
1 adult & 1 child: €250
1 adult & 2 children: €290
1 adult & 3 children: €335
1 adult & 4 children: €380
2 adults & 2 children: €430
2 adults & 3 children: €475
The Bit O’ Red’s season ticket pricing is as follows (prices in brackets signify Sligo’s early bird offer, running until December 24th). Sligo’s family ticket offerings are once again excellent, in terms of choice, for The Showgrounds faithful.
Adult: €200 (€230)
OAP: €120 (€150)
Second level student: €60 (€70)
Third level student: €120 (€150)
Super Reds: €40 (€45)
Gold: €270 (€300) – Sligo’s gold option gives fans the opportunity to reserve a seat in the Treacy Avenue stand for every league game.
1 adult & 1 Super Red: €230 (€265)
1 adult & 2 Super Reds: €260 (€300)
2 adults & 1 Super Red: €420 (€480)
2 adults & 2 Super Reds: €440 (€500)
Limerick return to their spiritual home at Markets Field next season and the prices to see the Munster side play there are as follows. They are also offering 10% off season ticket prices in the build-up to Christmas. Limerick’s varied options give plenty of choice to it’s most loyal supporters ahead of the 2015 season.
Popular Side Terrace prices
Second level student: €90
Third Level Student: €120
Under 12: €60
North Stand prices
Second level student: €90
Third level student €120
Under 12: €60
Third level student: €200
Second level student: €150
Under 12s: €80
Family tickets for North Stand
1 Adult & 1 Under 12: €220
2 Adult & 1 Under 12: €400
1 Adult & 2 Under 12s: €250
2 Adults & 2 Under 12s: €450
The north Dublin side have a particularly good selection of family season tickets on offer with an affordable selection of individual tickets also.
Junior (Under-18): €100
Junior Gypsy (Under 13): €20
Family A Season Ticket (1 adult, 1 under-18): €260
Family B Season Ticket (1 adult, 2 under-18s): €300
Family C Season Ticket (1 adult, 3 under-18s): €340
Family D Season Ticket (2 adults, 2 under-18s): €450
Derry are offering a terrace season ticket and a stand ticket for 2015, with the cost of all season tickets frozen once again for 2015. Note the Candystripes’ season ticket prices are in pound sterling.
Child (12-18): £75
Family seated (1 adult & 2 children): £220
Family seated (1 adult & 2 children): £255
Similarly to Derry, Drogheda United have stuck with the same pricing as last year’s season tickets. United’s adult season ticket with one child free is yet again a sign of another club trying to convince youngsters to come along to games.
Adult (with 1 under 12 free): €199
Child (under 12): €60
2 adults & 1 under 12: €299
2 adults & 2 under 12s: €349
Bray Wanderers, celebrating their 30th anniversary next season have a simple three-tiered system for the Seagulls’ fans to choose from.
Newly-promoted Longford Town are offering a 10% discount on all full season ticket prices seen below, before Christmas.
The second half of the new additions to the league, Galway United have one of the lower price ranges compared to other Premier Division sides.
United are also offering an early bird option up until December 24th (these prices are in brackets). Offering free admission for under 12s and an unwaged admission fee are also brilliant initiatives from the Galway club.
Adult: €160 (€150)
Senior citizen: €110 (€100)
Third level student: €110 (€100)
Unwaged: €110 (€100)
Second level student: €80 (€80)
Family ticket: €320 (€305)
Keep an eye on Pundit Arena for our run-down of the First Division season ticket prices coming soon.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena
Sources: Premier Division clubs’ official websites.
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