Queen of the South have announced that the club’s season ticket holders will be charged to watch the Premiership play-off games – despite the likes of Rangers and Motherwell intimating their season ticket holders getting free entry to the games.
The Doonhamers will kick off their playoff battle on May 9th with either Hibernian or Rangers their opponents. But rather than rewarding their fans for supporting throughout the season, the Dumfries side claim they are not in a position to offer free entry given the cost of policing and stewarding for the games.
In a statement, the club said: “We are conscious of the debate between some of our playoff rivals and the SPFL regarding whether or not season ticket holders will be given free or cheaper access to these games. Notwithstanding what may or may not be decided by the League in this respect we have always expected that our season ticket holders would pay for the playoff games as they did last season and as they have for any cup match and budgeted our costs on that basis.
“Our season ticket is deliberately priced so that it allows entry to 18 league games at the cost of 16 games. With the SPFL rules meaning they take a levy of 50% of the gate receipts before expenses, and the high cost of policing and stewarding these fixtures, the Board do not feel that they are in a position to offer free entry to season ticket holders.”
The club added: “We hope you will appreciate that Palmerston has been the cheapest ground in the division to watch football at this season and that again prices have been pegged at usual levels for this attractive fixture.”
Tickets are priced at £16 for Adults, £9 for Concessions and £5 for Under 16’s.