Season Cards and new Dale Family Rewards Cards go on sale from Saturday 15 August

Date published: 10 August 2020

Season tickets go on sale to Rochdale AFC fans on Saturday 15 August.

Adult Season Card prices start at just £200, Youth Season Cards (12-18 years) are from just £75, with Junior Season Cards (11 and under) just £25.

New for this season is the Dale Family Rewards Card, a membership scheme which will give supporters a whole host of benefits and is a perfect alternative to a Season Card.

For the 2020/21 campaign, the Crown Oil Arena will operate on barcoded entry. That means that instead of the traditional season ticket, fans will now scan their Season Card at the turnstile to gain access into the ground on matchday.

Fixtures for the new season, which starts on 12 September will be released on 21 August. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, temporary reduced capacity restrictions must be enforced at the Crown Oil Arena. The stadium will operate at a circa 20% capacity, therefore the demand for Season Cards is likely to exceed the supply available. In order to meet this demand, Season Cards will be made available in the Reside Estate Agency Stand as a temporary measure until restrictions are lifted.


Brian Barry-Murphy


Season Cards

2020/21 Rochdale Season Cards will go on sale from 9am on Saturday 15 August 2020 until midnight on Wednesday 30 September.

Existing season ticket holders will be given the first exclusive opportunity to renew. Season Cards will be available on general sale on 1 September.

Unfortunately the club will be unable to guarantee their usual seat / stand for season ticket holders wanting to renew, but as soon as restrictions are lifted, fans original seats will be allocated

Where games are to be played behind closed doors, Season Card holders will receive an iFollow match pass to stream the game live.

If crowds are allowed in to the stadium, priority will be given to Season Card holders followed by Dale Family Reward Card holders.


Junior Season Cards

Junior Season Cards for Dale fans aged 11-and-under are available for just £25, in all areas of the ground, and holders will receive the following benefits:

  • Meet our friendly mascot Desmond the Dragon matchdays
  • Visit Desmond’s Den on matchdays and take part in free workshops and interactive activities
  • Desmond The Dragon newsletter twice per season
  • Christmas and birthday card signed by all the players.

Junior Season Cards are only available when purchasing an Adult Season Card. There are no restrictions on the number of Junior Season Cards purchased with an Adult Season Card.

*Sales in the Main Stand are restricted to 100, so please purchase early to avoid disappointment.


Dale Family Rewards Card

Sign up to our brand-new Dale Family Rewards Card and receive £5 off matchday admission prices, as well as a host of different monthly rewards.

It is just £25 for the 2020/21 season and makes the perfect alternative to a Season Card for supporters who can’t make it to all home league matches.

Members will receive a physical card and the following exclusive member benefits:

  • £5 discount on match tickets for home league games
  • Monthly rewards such as;
    • Bring a friend vouchers
    • Half-price hospitality
    • 10% discount in the Club Shop
    • Discounted iFollow match passes
    • Local business offers

Season Card holders will also receive all of the above monthly rewards.


Ollie Rathbone


Main Stand Executive Seats

Due to the temporary reduced capacities, Main Stand Executive Seating and Lounge Access will not be on sale. However, existing Main Stand Executive Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to renew their seat for when restrictions are lifted. An alternative temporary seat will be offered.


Season Card Prices

Sandy Lane Standing Terrace

  • Adults (19+) £200
  • Youth (12-18) £75
  • Junior (11-and-under) £25

Smith Metals Family Stand

  • Adults (19+) £270
  • Youth (12-18) £75
  • Junior (11-and-under) £25

Main Stand

  • Adults (19+) £335
  • Youth (12-18) £85
  • Junior (11-and-under) £25*


Disabled Supporters

Disabled supporters pay the relevant price (as above) with carer free of charge.

Disabled pricing applies to supporters who are in the receipt of the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance or registered helpers.

Documented evidence will be required at the time of purchase.


How to Buy

Season Cards will be available to purchase from 9am on Saturday 15 August.

These can be purchased online at, by calling 0170 644648 (option 1), or in person at the RAFC Ticket Office at the Crown Oil Arena.

Supporters purchasing online will have the option to either collect their Season Card from the Ticket Office or have this posted (postage fees apply).


Season Card Finance is available with V12 payable over 6 months. Applications are only available to persons aged 18 and over and subject to a credit check. To apply or for more information visit:

Country Season Tickets

Country Season Tickets will no longer be available from the 2020/21 season.

Supporters who previously purchased these are encouraged to buy a Rochdale Rewards Card, which offers a £5 discount on normal matchday prices as well as a whole host of other benefits, for just £25.


Willbutts Lane Stand


Matchday Prices

Advance prices and category A & B matches have been dropped for the 2020/21 season, with all tickets for league matches being priced at the same rate, whether bought in advance or on the day.

However, Dale Family Rewards Card holders will be entitled to £5 off admission prices, as well as a host of other benefits.

Also new for this season is a Family Ticket, which includes admission for two adults and up to four juniors at a reduced rate (only available in the Smith Metals Family Stand).




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