Southampton announced details of their season ticket prices for the 2017/18 season on Tuesday, with all supporters now being treated as one.
Along with 2,000 seats being cheaper because of a new family area in the Itchen South, fans renewing their tickets can do so at the same amount as this season after the prices were frozen, while new season ticket holders will be able to get their seat for the same price.
While there won’t be an increase in price for anyone, it was news that was quickly questioned by some of the club’s existing season ticket holders via social media, who felt that they should get extra discounts and benefits on top because of the loyalty that they have shown the club.
However, it was something of a mixed reaction as other fans understood and were certainly content with the announcement.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction from Saints supporters to the news…
@SouthamptonFC No discount for renewals?
— Shane (@mehball) March 28, 2017
@SouthamptonFC please tell me this is just new season tickets and not renewals….
— Kieran Kater (@kierannkater98) March 28, 2017
@SouthamptonFC Appreciate no increase on last season but surely there should be some benefit for loyal renewing ST holders?
— Sarah Nichols (@SoupsSaints) March 28, 2017
@SouthamptonFC can you explain why theres no credit 4 r loyalty anymore? Long term season ticket holders used to mean something to the club
— Ian Simpson (@Ianofsimpson) March 28, 2017
@SouthamptonFC so no benefit to those of us who have had season tickets for years?
— Andrew Davis (@andydavis1978) March 28, 2017
— Dan (@DanSleep93) March 28, 2017
However, not everyone was so outraged by the news…
#saintsfc season ticket prices for 2017/18 frozen. That'll do.
— Steve Grant (@SteveGrant1983) March 28, 2017
Always baffled by the ST price moaning. All looks fair to me. It's only the 'we're better fans' brigade that complain. #saintsfc
— Chris Rann (@crstig) March 28, 2017
Whatever @SouthamptonFC do still going to get fans moaning. If not happy then go and buy an Arsenal season tkt for £1000 plus.
— Paul Smith (@saintsmith80) March 28, 2017
@SouthamptonFC – Thank you for freezing the prices. One price for all is fair if we want to try & include all fans. I will renew my ST. ????
— TheUnknown (@TheUnknownAbyss) March 28, 2017