We want them at Gigg Lane: ‘Revolutionary’ Bury board slashes season and match ticket prices

By Richard Garnett

Stewart Day, the saviour of Bury Football Club, has made his first significant move by immediately slashing season ticket prices for the forthcoming campaign.

Day took over the club in the week and hopes reasonable prices will attract bigger numbers to Gigg Lane next season, while also lowering the cost of match day tickets.

Supporters who have already purchased their season tickets for the 2013/14 campaign will be entitled to complimentary tickets equal to the difference already paid.

“I know of many people that do not come to games because it is too expensive,” Day told the club’s website.

“Supporters want to come and watch a game of football, they want to be entertained and we want them to come to Gigg Lane.”

Day, a 31-year-old property entrepreneur, was announced as the club’s new chairman on Wednesday, replacing Brian Fenton.

He immediately gave his public back to boss Kevin Blackwell – a fierce critic of the previous regime, who he insisted were not truthful about the financial problems at the club.

“We want people enjoying their afternoons at Gigg Lane. If we can make it affordable for everyone it helps us achieve our goals,” he added.

Bury released 16 players earlier this month, after they were relegated to League Two and had been plagued by debt and tax problems.

However, the takeover has seen a loan from the Professional Footballers Association repaid in full, and a HMRC winding-up order withdrawn.

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