They are right that we are generally cheaper than our neighbours when it comes to pricing for 1 adult and 1 junior. The problem is we don’t spell this out very well with our confusing pricing…I think juniors are 16 and under? It doesn’t actually say this online. You can also only get this ticket deal in one part of the ground as far as I can see?
1 adult, 1 junior
Walsall - £24
Blues - £20, £25, £35
Albion - £25, £28, £30, £33
Villa - £25, £35, £40
The big problem for us comes when you are not going with an adult and aged 13-23. Blues, Albion and Villa all offer a ‘bridge’ gap between kids tickets and the full whack, we don’t.
So for instance, if you are 18, you pay £18.50/£22.00/£22.50 (Cat B) at Walsall or you could go to Blues (£10/£15/£20 based on Cat C), Albion (£15 anywhere in the ground) or Villa (£10/£15/£17). Those are our prices in advance too, so add on another £2 if you want to walk up.
You can’t really blame a floating fan or a group of young lads who fancy a game choosing another option really in this case can you? We are alienating every 13-23 year old in the region who isn’t forced into Walsall by their parents.