The 2020-2021 season is upon us and it will be the most exciting for Altrincham FC for many years. The sense of hope and expectation is palpable. The support from the Alty faithful over the last few months has been incredible, and without your contribution, we would not be starting this season in the Vanarama National League National Division.
When the season kicks off, we will be welcoming you all back to The J. Davidson Stadium. Our first game in the league will be on Saturday October 3rd, and we will be at home for the first time either on that date or else the following Tuesday October 6th. We will have 23 home league games altogether, and the regular season will come to a close on Saturday May 29th.
The Government has not yet indicated a return for spectators at Step 1, but the league has indicated the season will not start behind closed doors. We are therefore expecting that all our league games will take place in front of spectators. We don’t know how many just yet, and we don’t know how we will accommodate them.
So, for example, we are not in a position at the moment to confirm whether existing season ticket holders will be able sit in the same seats that they have traditionally occupied. But we are hoping that, as the season unfolds, we will see a return towards normality.
There is one thing we can say for certain, though - we are issuing season tickets.
Read on to find out how you can get your hands on one.
Prices for 2020/21 season tickets are as follows:
Concessions £240 (Over-65, Students, NHS Workers)
Junior £75 (Aged 12-16)
Child £40 (Under-12)
We are moving towards a cashless economy as a result of Covid-19, and our approach to season tickets follows this trend.
We will be using Future Ticketing to handle season tickets, allowing you all to renew without coming into the club office, which remains closed in the short term. This will be the primary way for season tickets to be ordered – taking advantage of the ability to order the ticket directly from the club website.
We recognise that this may not be easy or even possible for some of you. If you find you are unable to use the e-ticketing system, please drop the club a line through by using our contact form, and we will get in touch with you to sort it out at your convenience.
We will also be implementing a scheme allowing payment in instalments, over three months, to ease the burden for those who would prefer this approach. If you would like to pay in three monthly instalments (September, October, November) at no extra cost, please contact us through the website, and we will get in touch.
Those existing season ticket holders who have asked for a discount on this year's renewal will be receiving an email from the club with your personalised code to enable you to realise the lower price. The codes have been set up in the system, and the emails should be with you imminently.
The season ticket itself will be a credit card-sized personalised plastic card, as we move away from the book of tickets approach. It should look smarter and be easier to carry, and it will be scanned at the gate, as you enter the ground, on match days. Conceptual artwork for the tickets is shown below.
You will be asked to enter the name of the season ticket holder when you make the purchase, and the card should be with you in around two weeks from placing your order.
You can buy your season tickets at:
You can contact us for further information, or to arrange assisted / instalment pay at:
Individual match day tickets will still be available, but at the moment we are assuming that these will need to be purchased in advance and will take the form of e-tickets.
As we do not yet know the capacity, nor the regulations that will apply to Step 1, we do not know if fans will still be able to pay on the gate.
We would expect there to be some tickets still available on match days, but this cannot yet be guaranteed. However, season ticket holders will be given priority if capacity is limited.
Prices for 2020/21 match day tickets are as follows:
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the ground, and we can’t wait for the season to start!