Raith fans in surge to buy early bird season tickets

Raith Rovers striker Mark Stewart promotes season tickets.
Raith Rovers striker Mark Stewart promotes season tickets.
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There has been considerable uptake in Raith Rovers discounted season tickets for the next campaign, which went on sale this week.

Office staff have been busy keeping up with demand as fans look to cash in on early bird prices ahead of the promotion play-offs.

Raith chief executive Eric Drysdale reported that “almost double” the amount of season tickets were sold on the first day of sale than the equivalent day last year.

Season tickets will go on sale again today (Thursday) between 10am and 4pm and again on Saturday between 1pm and 3pm.

They are also available from the online club shop 24/7.

Rovers currently have 1200 season ticket holders and the club are hopeful of increasing that figure to boost Ray McKinnon’s first team budget.

The Raith boss said: “It would be great if we could get an extra few hundred.

“If we can keep this momentum going we can maybe bring the crowds back.

“It would be nice to see the fans buying into the team.”

In a new twist, there are now two categories of season ticket - standard or premium - while for the first time fans can choose to pay in instalments over the duration of the season.

A new discounted rate has also been introduced for full-time students over the age of 16 - including those in secondary or further education.

Standard season tickets, which are for league games only, are available at an early bird rate of: adults - £240; senior citizens - £120; students - £160; juniors - £50.

Premium season tickets, which include all league games and cup ties except any Scottish Cup quarter-final, are available at an early bird rate of: adults - £270; senior citizens - £135; students - £180; juniors - £50.

These early bird prices only apply until Saturday, May 7, after which time they will be revised depending on Raith’s progress in the play-offs.

Full price season tickets will be: adult - £270 standard, £300 premium; senior citizen - £135 standard, £150 premium; student - £180 standard, £200 premium; junior - £50.