No ticket reduction for UEFA Cup

Last updated : 12 October 2005 By Reggie Holdsworth
Despite pressure from the media and supporters Boro have decided not to reduce the price of tickets further for the game scheduled for Thursday 3rd November (kick-off 8pm).

Tickets will be the same price as for the Xanthi game last month, that is £20 for adults and £10 for concessions. Season ticket holders have until colse of business on Thursday 27th Ocober to claim their seats. They go on sale this Saturday, 15th October, from 9.30am.

Boro supremo Steve Gibson said on the official website:

"I am aware of the suggestions for ticket prices to be reduced. These prices compare very favourably with tickets both for last season's UEFA Cup ties and our Premier League fixtures.

"They are priced at a level designed to both attract season ticket holders and those fans who occasionally attend Premier League games, whilst ensuring that the football club receives the sort of income from the game that is vital to fund our financial commitments.

"I understand that some of our fans cannot back us financially at every game. Equally, I trust they will understand that we have invested heavily over a number of years to ensure we first qualified for Europe and were then in a position to do well in the competition while still progressing in the Premier League.

"I'm asking the fans to respond and back us in the way they have done on so many occasions. Let's fill the stadium and give the team our full support.

"I want the fans to back us in our quest not only to progress from the group stage but to go further than we did in last season's UEFA Cup run. I believe we are capable of going a long way in this competition and I am excited about that possibility. I hope the fans are, too."

Editors Note - Sorry Mr Gibson, without getting embroiled in the financial committments of the club, you need to win the fans back, and there is no way that you will fill the stadium with these prices!