Boro drop prices for Carling Cup

Last updated : 07 November 2005 By Reggie Holdsworth


Season ticket holders aged under 16 or over 65 will be able to snap up tickets for Boro’s Carling Cup clash with Crystal Palace for just a fiver.

Boro take on a Palace side that has already beaten Liverpool at the Riverside on Wednesday November 30 (8pm ko), with a place in the Carling Cup’s last eight at stake.

In a bid particularly designed to attract young fans to the tie, season ticket holders aged 16 or under will pay just £5 each in all areas of the stadium apart from the West Stand Upper, where tickets are only £7 each.

Ticket prices are the same for season ticket holders aged 65 or over.

Tickets for the Palace tie start at £15 for adult season ticket holders.

Non-season ticket holders aged under 16 or over 65 will be charged just £7 for tickets in the East, North and South stands, together with the West Lower.

Tickets for the Palace tie go on sale from the main Riverside ticket office from 9.30am this Wednesday (November 9). Season ticket holders have until close of business on Wednesday November 23 to claim their usual matchday seats, after which tickets will increase to general sale prices and their seats will be available on general sale.

Season ticket holders need to produce a fully completed Voucher I from their season ticket books at the time of purchase.

A number of tickets for seats not normally used by season tickets holders are available to non-season ticket holders from Wednesday.

Supporters are advised to retain their ticket stubs from this game as they may be required should Boro reach the latter stages of the competition.

Eds note - personnally I don't think that Boro have gone far enough. Not exactly an attractive tie, I know Palace beat Liverpool but, dare I say it, Boro should advance to the next round.

Why should non-season ticket holders pay more? They have as much right to watch a Cup game as season ticket holders and they are the fans who Boro need to come back.

I wasn't expecting a Sunderland (£ 5adults, £1 kids) but perhaps £10 and £5 would have been nearer the mark. Everton tickets were priced as such in the last round and they attracted 25,000.

Why not give it a go for just one game, go the whole hog and if it fails at least you can say we tried to win the fans back. The fickle (and skint) public of Teesside will not come flooding back for this game, Boro have missed the boat again.