The sting in the tail comes in the fact that if season ticket holders do not renew by the 11th April season ticket prices will be raised by £50 across the board, which will mean the lowest adult season ticket price at Pride Park will go up to £320 per ticket.
The price rise news has been softened by several new additions to the season ticket for season 2009-2010. Each adult season ticket purchased will allow a child of seven or under a free season ticket. Also the Cup vouchers are back, or at least one of these. A free ticket comes with every season ticket purchased for the first home Carling Cup game.
Another freebie in next season's season ticket is a free ticket to a home friendly. Not sure if this has been thought through properly however , as most season tickets arrive after the pre-season friendly games have been played. However it does seem to indicate that there may be more than the usual one Home pre-season friendly game at the start of next season, or maybe it is intended for the prestigious last pre-season friendly game against a quality side.
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