Football study shows Rovers fans get a fair deal
Doncaster Rovers FC is sitting high in the BBC’s Price of Football Study.
The annual study, the biggest in football, includes the prices of 166 clubs in the top 10 divisions, including five in England, four in Scotland and the Women's Super League.
Doncaster Rovers fares well in the Championship pricing structure league table, which analyses the prices of season tickets, matchday tickets, days out, programme, pies and the cost of a cup of tea at each club.
Doncaster Rovers most expensive match day ticket is the 3rd cheapest within the division, whilst the clubs cheapest match day ticket is less expensive than our local Championship rivals Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday.
Whilst the study indicated that Rovers minimum matchday ticket had increased from £15 to £21 – this is not the case. The £15 ticket available last season was only available by invitation and was used in conjunction with the active schools programme the club has, which often awards children who have good attendance in school with a free child ticket with discounted adult ticket available at £15.
This programme is still in operation this season as is the £15 price point, however this has not been included on the survey this year. The survey also doesn’t take into account the clubs £24 family ticket, which is available for an adult and child attending any home league game this season together and is cheaper than some clubs cheapest Championship adult ticket alone.
Gavin Baldwin, Chief Executive of Doncaster Rovers, said: “Our family approach is very important to us and we’re committed to improving our service levels to families. Rovers are one of only 8 clubs across the Football League who have won the Family Excellence Award each year since it was created.
“Our family area has discounted pricing on both match tickets and season tickets, children will soon be able to purchase lunch boxes with a special collectable football print too.
“Within the family area we provide free face painting, have a computer games area where children can play computer games against one another or players from the first team not selected for the days game. We also provide a football table, pool table, air hockey table and table tennis for families to enjoy before the game, our mascot Donny Dog is also in attendance every single game.
“Outside of the family area we’re committed to improving the experience for all supporters, we regularly invite fans from both the home and away support to get involved in pitch side experiences such as relay races, penalties, pre-match parades or inviting them to watch the teams warm up from the dugouts, often this gives fans to meet the managers of both teams and some first team professionals too for photograph and autograph opportunities.”