Rochdale Hornets season tickets go on sale with U16s passes now free

Date published: 23 November 2023

Season tickets to watch Rochdale Hornets in 2024 are now on sale, with juniors under the age of 16 able to watch every Betfred League One home game for free.

Prices of the season passes have been frozen for this year, with free season tickets for juniors under the age of 16. Concession tickets have also made a welcome return.

Platinum club season tickets remain at just £225 for adults and £70 for juniors (U16s), whilst adult season ticket prices are frozen at £150. Concessions cost £100; students £50.

Chairman Andy Mazey said: “The support once again this year has been magnificent and there is a real sense that the club is moving in the right direction at last.

“We have listened to our supporters and added size, quality and experience to the playing group. Growing our season ticket numbers and attendances is critical within the IMG framework, therefore we are making professional rugby league affordable and accessible to everyone in the borough, in particular our young people.

“We have not only frozen prices on the platinum club packages but added value with cup games being included at no extra cost.

“We have also frozen adult season ticket prices, brought back concessions, and made free season tickets available to the tens of thousands of young people.”

Rochdale Hornets head into the 2024 season having retained 12 of Gary Thornton’s 2023 squad.

There has been a contract extension for skipper Duane Straugheir and new and improved agreements for standout performers Lewis Else, Aiden Roden and Dan Brewin.

Thornton's class of 2024 is bolstered by the arrival of experienced operators Gregg McNally, Kenny Baker, Jordan Andrade, Luke Nelmes and Deane Meadows.

Local talent Dan Nixon and Ben Killan have put pen to paper, and another local lad, Hopwood Hornets Academy product Ben Forster returns to the club from Championship outfit Halifax.

Mr Mazey added: “We’ve seen some encouraging signs in 2023 since the arrival of our new general manager Matt Rigby, particularly the themed game day events, and the Derby game against local rivals Oldham which delivered a crowd upwards of 1,400.

“We are confident this club has now turned a corner and 2024 season ticket sales will hopefully reflect this.”

Head coach Gary Thornton said: "The support of the Hornets fans is a crucial part of being a successful team on the field, but also growing our IMG grading scores and becoming a grade-B club.

“Your support doesn’t go unnoticed by myself or the staff and players, and we deeply value the significant part you play in what we can deliver on the field'.

“We will once again look forward to your loyal support next season.”

Season tickets and platinum passes can be purchased here:

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