BOLTON WANDERERS Chairman Sharon Brittan has penned a message to all our supporters ahead of season tickets going on sale later today.
We know you are all eager to hear about season tickets for the forthcoming Sky Bet League Two campaign and I’m now delighted to say that we are going on sale today.
You will have seen our summary information which was published on Friday and we hope that this answers any questions that you may have regarding the forthcoming season.
We have spent a lot of time working hard behind the scenes to contend with the complexity that the pandemic has presented us with. Your patience has been appreciated especially as we know you share our great excitement following Ian’s appointment and the new players he has brought into the Club.
There are so many variables and questions to answer, but one thing we know for certain is your enduring commitment to the club you love.
The world is very much a different place to what it was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everybody’s day-to-day lives have been impacted in one way or another. While a return to ‘normality’ might be a long way off, society and businesses are all adapting to implement the changes needed to move forward.
Here at Bolton Wanderers Football Club, we are no different. We have made no secret of the effects which have been felt from the pandemic. However, we have done everything we can to make sure this does not quell our ambitions on the field as we aim for promotion this season.
One of the effects of the pandemic is that we are striving to make the stadium as ‘digital’ as possible, not only to streamline the service but to be more environmentally friendly and also to save time and costs for the Club.
Our intention was to try and reduce as many costs as possible associated with the season ticket so that a reduced price could be offered to supporters.
This included the production and distribution of cards in all cases. However, we recognise that a number of supporters may not be able to utilise the new system and prefer to use their season ticket card.
In recognition of this we are therefore withdrawing the charge for those supporters who request a card but would still encourage as many fans as possible to use the digital ticket system.
We were astounded by the response to the recent survey with so many of you waiving a refund from last season’s games that didn’t take place. We cannot thank you enough for this commitment you have shown us.
We would also like to thank the Bolton Wanderers Supporters Trust for their support with the initiative. We will be announcing the plans for the prize draw later this week which will be run in conjunction with Bolton FM.
We have also received numerous requests from supporters who are looking to assist the Club in any way they can. This response is overwhelming and we are continually humbled by your support.
Given the number of requests, you will see an additional option at the end of the season ticket purchase process where you can make a voluntarily contribution to the Club and to support the work carried out by our Community Trust that is helping so many in the town affected by the pandemic.
Amongst many other initiatives, you have come forward offering support to help get the University of Bolton Stadium in shape for the coming season. For example painting, decorating or any other skillset you may wish to volunteer.
We want to embrace your passion so if you have any ideas or ways which you would like to support us please send an email to [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Full details of the season ticket offering will be published later today on bwfc.co.uk and we can’t wait for you to join us as we embark on this next chapter.
You have been unwavering in your support of the Club since takeover, and it so appreciated and important to us. The Club’s togetherness is as vital as it always has been and we are all looking forward to a brighter future.
We are one Club, one Community, one Town and together we will be stronger.
Keep safe and take care of your loved ones
Sharon and Michael