We just cannot afford to play behind closed doors, says Dover Athletic chairman Jim Parmenter

Tuesday 21st July 2020

DOVER ATHLETIC chairman Jim Parmenter has confirmed that all entry and season ticket prices will be frozen for the 2020-21 season.


”Everyone is doing it tough in these unprecedented times and we recognise that many of our supporters and their families are struggling financially during the pandemic and we as a club are no different,” he said in a statement.

“We have had no income since March but bills still need to be paid – it’s tough for clubs to survive.

“That said, we decided to maintain the current price structure rather than increase it but we need the support of our fans and the wider community more than ever before to make it work.

“I would hope therefore that our supporters are happy with this decision.”

Season tickets will go on sale next week and all the information about how to get yours will be released on the club website.

Season ticket prices:

Adult:  £340
Over 60:  £280
Under 18s:  £50

Pay on the gate:

Adult £18
Over 60 £15
Under 18 £9
Under 11s Remain free with an accompanied paying adult.

Meanwhile, the chairman revealed one of the cost-cutting measures the Vanarama National League club had taken will see the team training three mornings a week in the future.

He said: ”It’s simply not financially viable to train like we did last season, so you have make changes and we have.

”As for when I think the season will start, well, I cannot see it happening at our level until fans are allowed back into grounds.

“We just cannot afford to play behind closed doors.”

Visit Dover Athletic’s website: www.doverathletic.com