IN a bid to boost attendances, and at the same time help local charities, Chester City have come up with an innovative idea for the final three Coca-Cola League Two games at the Deva Stadium this season.
Chester will reduce admission charges to all areas of the ground by £3, and donate £1 for every paying customer who comes through the turnstiles to a local charity.
Starting with the Good Friday afternoon game against Darlington, and then the matches against Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough United, admission to the seating areas will be reduced to £14, and £12 for standing accommodation.
The idea is the brainchild of city chairman Stephen Vaughan and local marketing executive Ian Doran.
Doran said last night: “Stephen and myself have devised the initiative, it obviously benefits the Chester City support base, and hopefully will incentivise other local people to come along to the home games, and of course everybody who comes through the turnstiles will also be assisting a local charity, who will receive £1 for every paying supporter who comes to the games.”
Vaughan added: “Hopefully the football supporters of the area will find this initiative appealing, besides creating a positive atmosphere at the final three home matches, it will also assist a local charity. ”
Chester defender Phil Bolland has been handed a one-match suspension, following his dismissal atHartlepool United last Friday.
Meanwhile, City were defeated 2-0 by Bury in an FA Youth Alliance fixture at the weekend.