Rotherham United would like to inform supporters that we will be delaying the launch of 2020/21 season tickets and their pricing until a number of key decisions have been reached concerning the COVID-19 outbreak by the football authorities.
With football currently on hold the EFL, Premier League and PFA are in regular meetings to address the safe return of the game and also the financial implications this outbreak will have on their clubs.
The current information in the public domain is that football will not be played until at least 30th April, although we strongly anticipate that an announcement will follow which puts that date back further.
The club will also be installing a brand new ticketing system over the summer but its introduction will now be implemented over the coming months in the absence of football and should be operational by the time games resume.
We appreciate that a number of supporters have been seeking clarity on the topic of season tickets, auto-renewals and pricing for the 2020/21 season and it is with all of that in mind, that we have taken the decision to inform you all of the delay in the release of that information.
Understandably, we have had a number of questions from fans regarding Direct Debit payments on auto-renewals, which would normally be taken from accounts on 1st June.
The club can confirm that at present, those payments are on hold and will not be taken until we have further clarity from the football authorities on the plans for the current and upcoming season.
The club can also confirm that no further payments will be taken from supporters’ accounts for this season. The final payments for the 2019/20 campaign were applied for at the beginning of March 2020.
“It is normally around this time that the club would be launching its season ticket campaign, but as we hope you are able to appreciate, it is difficult to do so while several key decisions are left to be made by the regulating bodies,” Chief Operating Officer Paul Douglas said.
“We remain hopeful that the current season can reach a conclusion before any games in a new campaign are played, but we are fully understanding that any such decisions on football will be rightly made with the health and well-being of supporters, players and staff as a priority.”