The upcoming 2018/19 season will see the Mighty Tulips of Spalding United FC continue at Step 4 of the non-league pyramid, but in a new division following The FA's restructuring of Step 4 this close-season which (it's hoped) will ease the historical travelling/financial burden on non-league clubs and give the majority of teams more 'local derbies' to help boost annual attendance figures and income.
Having plied their trade in the NPL Evo-Stik South since 2014/15, in 2018/19 the Tulips will take to a new 'Eastern' stage within the same Northern Premier League, when they take to the field in the NPL Evo-Stik EAST. The Tulips will compete against a raft of familiar foes in the shape of Stamford AFC, Lincoln United, Belper Town, Carlton Town, Gresley FC, Sheffield FC and others but will also be introduced to exciting new clubs such as 14/15 FA Vase Winners Morpeth Town, fellow North-East powerhouse Marske United, Brighouse Town, Pontefract Collieries, Pickering Town, Tadcaster Albion and local rivals Wisbech Town (who gained promotion from the UCL in 17/18); sadly, it looks increasingly likely that the switch of Peterborough Sports and newly-promoted Yaxley FC to the Southern League (as opposed to their original berth in the Northern Premier League) will be ratified when The FA meet in June 2018.
All this excitement combines with news this week that the Tulips board has decided to LOWER SEASON TICKET PRICES for 2018/19!!!
2018/19 SEASON TICKETS
An Adult Season Ticket now costs just £100.00 (and includes admission to home Pre-Season Friendlies & home Lincs FA County Senior Trophy matches as well as ALL the Tulips' home League matches in 18/19!). A Concession Season Ticket now costs just £70.00 and the holder enjoys all the same benefits as bestowed on the Adult version. The Youth Season Ticket (for ages 12-16, inc) now costs just £30.00.
All Under-12s will be admitted FREE of charge throughout 2018/19, assuming they are accompanied by a paying Adult/Concession Season Ticket Holder or indeed any patron paying the full Adult/Concession 'price on the gate' of £8.00 and £6.00 respectively. Price for 'pay at the gate' Youths (12-16, inc) on matchdays is just £2.00.
All Season Tickets can be purchased via Club Secretary Louise Maplethorpe (details on the attached Poster) and the club can now accept electronic payments via PayPal.
Purchasing a Tulips Season Ticket makes great financial sense for YOU and it also helps the club secure some much-needed operational funding through the quiet summer months, ahead of the start of the new campaign.
Your support is, as ever, hugely appreciated and we really hope, with the announcement of these great prices for 2018/19, that you'll be tempted to buy your Spalding United FC Season Ticket... TODAY!
Note: In light of the incredibly competitive Season Ticket prices for next season, especially compared to many clubs close to us at this level, the board has taken the decision that no Early Bird Offer will apply this time.
2018/19 MATCHDAY ADMISSION PACKAGE
For those thinking they'll probably not purchase a season ticket but attend just a few games throughout the season, the Tulips have introduced a special Matchday Admission Package which will include entry to the game, a copy of the Tulips Review matchday programme, a quarter-pound burger from the new concession stand and a pint of draught beer/lager or glass of wine:-
2018/19 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
In line with the review of Season Ticket and Matchday Admission prices, the Tulips have also looked at making advertising/sponsorship streams more attractive to potential sponsors/supporters:-
Match Sponsorship - £125.00
This will include admission & car-parking inside the ground for SIX people plus complimentary copies of the Tulips Review matchday programme. It will also include a photograph on the pitch with Match Officials and Team Captains and a selection of light refreshments pre-game and at half-time within the Snooker Lounge. Match Sponsorship also enables the group to select the Tulips' Man-of-the-Match which will be presented post-match.
Match Ball Sponsorship - £75.00
This will include admission & car-parking inside the ground for TWO people plus complimentary copies of the Tulips Review matchday programme. It will also include a photograph on the pitch with a Tulips' player and a selection of light refreshments pre-game and at half-time in the Snooker Lounge.
Player/Staff Sponsorship - £75.00
Supporters can sponsor their favourite Tulips' Player or Staff member throughout the 2018/19 season and receive a signed photograph of them with their chosen Tulip.
2018/19 ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
The very existence of any non-league club depends to a large extent on how much revenue it can generate:-
Tulips Review Matchday Programme Advertising
Subject to print budget for the upcoming season, adverts will appear in either full-colour or black & white and run THROUGHOUT the season in programmes for ALL Tulips' home league & cup fixtures (the minimum amount of exposure you will receive is for the Tulips 19 home NPL Evo-Stik East games):-
Pitchside Advertising Boards
Measuring W 3.0 metres x H 1.0 metre, our Pitchside Advertising Boards are produced in full-colour, weatherprrof material and bonded to durable 3mm aluminium Dibond sheets. The cost of each Board includes print production/installation and (if required) design/artwork of the content on the Board can be accommodated for a small additional fee:-
One-Year Deal (Season 2018/19)
New Advertisers: £300.00 Renewing Advertisers: £150.00
Two-Year Deal (Season 2018/19 + 2019/20)
New Advertisers: £450.00 Renewing Advertisers: £300.00
Additional for design content on board (if required): £120.00
Updated 20:59 - 8 Aug 2018 by Non-League Webmeister