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How much have Stoke City season tickets cost every year since 1996? | Stoke Sentinel

It is common knowledge how much Stoke City season tickets have cost for the last 10 years. It’s easy enough: the price has been exactly the same.

But we have gone back through the archives to look back at all prices in the modern era – and what, with inflation, they would be in 2018 money.

For starters, it cost £162 to get a season ticket standing on the Boothen End in the last year at the Victoria Ground. That’s still the cheapest in real terms compared to anything which has followed in the next two decades at the new stadium.

Prices climbed £47 in the first year at the Brit in 1997/98, when there were 5,500 season ticket holders … and were pegged at that level as relegation swiftly followed.

A change of manager didn’t affect the rush on this occasion. Gudjon Thordarson was sacked just after guiding Stoke up but the club, helped by optimism surrounding the appointment of Steve Cotterill, was hoping to nudge past their previous season ticket sales record, which had been set at 7,363 for 1993/94. It ended up just north of 6,500.

Early bird sales fell to 6,331 in 2003 but Stoke, with Tony Pulis now in the dug-out, thought outside the box 12 months later. Chairman Gunnar Gislason revealed a massive price cut to £199 … if at least 8,500 fans pledged to buy before the end of February.

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How much have Stoke City season tickets cost every year since 1996? – Stoke Sentinel.