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Wolves boost fans by reducing prices
WORCESTER Wolves are reducing their prices for next season despite the team’s current success in the British Basketball League.
Paul James’ side won the BBL Trophy last month and have finished third in the league, equalling their highest ever position.
Wolves, who beat Glasgow Rocks and Surrey United last weekend, ended the campaign level with Sheffield Sharks on 54 points but were pipped for the runners-up spot due to Sheffield’s superior head-to-head record.
They will now take on sixth-placed London Lions in the play-offs, playing the first leg on Friday (7.30pm) and the second at the University Arena on Sunday (3pm).
Large crowds at the Hylton Road venue have played their part in Worcester’s success and fans are being rewarded with discounts.
Tickets booked in advance online for matches during the 2014-15 campaign are down from £13 to £12 for adults and from £7 to £5 for concessions.
They will be more expensive on the door, but the cost has yet to be confirmed.
Season ticket prices have also remained the same for adults at £200 but have been reduced by £15 to £85 for concessions.
Family tickets are also available, while fans buying season tickets before May 31 will receive a discount of £20 for adults and £10 for concessions.
Club president Mick Donovan said: “I think there is a trend in sport to cash in by increasing admission prices when a team do well in a new venue and there is a growth in the number of spectators.
“We have now developed our programme so that we compete at an elite level and offer a great night’s entertainment and we have a responsibility to offer the opportunity for even more people to get involved as spectators or inspire a greater number of youngsters to play.
“We want to create a club that the people of the region feel proud of and feel part of. We have a vision to truly engage people for the long term, rather than cash in on a smaller number of people for the short term.”
He added: “While I’m disappointed not to be BBL champions after being so close, and having such a talented team, I am of course thrilled that we won our first piece of silverware, the BBL Trophy.
“I think we have a realistic chance of winning the play-offs and believe if all teams play to their best - and that includes the current Worcester Wolves - we have the ability to challenge and beat any team.”
Full ticket details can be found by visiting worcesterwolves.org or by calling 01905-542251.
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