STOKE CITY have announced that tickets will be going on sale next week for their first three home matches in the new Barclays Premier League season.
City have another exciting start to the Premier League campaign at the Britannia Stadium in prospect with Champions League qualifiers Arsenal first up followed by reigning champions Manchester City as the 2012-13 campaign gets into full swing.
Those two home fixtures fall in the first month of their fifth season in the top-flight, after which Swansea are the visitors in late September.
The Club have confirmed that match ticket prices for all Category A and B fixtures will remain the same as before, but they have increased them for the six Category A* games which include the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs.
"In our drive to keep top level football as affordable as possible for our supporters, we have frozen the prices of Category A and B match tickets once again, just as we have done with all our Season Tickets. But matches ticket prices for our Category A* fixtures will rise by £5.00 this season," commented City's Chief Executive Tony Scholes.
"There was strong justification for increases across the board this season because our prices are among the lowest in the Premier League and lower than most of our rivals."
He added: "The current pricing structure for match tickets makes it even more beneficial to purchase a Season Ticket because of the significant savings that can be made in comparison to match prices, even now when they are available at their Final Price."
An example of this is that an Adult Final Price Season Ticket in the Boothen End, priced at £459, works out at £24.15 per match whereas the matchday prices for tickets range from £25.00 up to £40.00 in the three different categories.