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Hull City fans must wait for new ticketing structure

Hull City will be two months into the 2018-19 EFL Championship season before its controversial ticketing structure is replaced.

The second-tier club, which discarded concessions for juniors two years ago, is in talks with the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) about ticket pricing following a fan ballot on the issue.

Initially the club asked fans to vote on whether they would like to see concession ticket prices return, before offering a different ticketing structure in a second vote. The results have not been released, with the club claiming low turnout made it void.

With this in mind, the club has sought out the help of the FSF to assist in formulating a suitable ticketing structure.

In a statement released on its official website the club has confirmed it hopes to have clarity regarding memberships and a new pricing policy by the end of July – a month after 2018-19 fixtures are released on June 21, and just days before the season starts on August 4.

Tickets under the new regime will also only be available from October.

“As our dialogue with the Football Supporters’ Federation continues in a bid to move forward with regard to ticketing, we would like to assure supporters that current monthly Membership prices will remain the same until at least October 2018,” the club said.

“Representatives from the club are due to meet with the FSF in the coming weeks, and we look forward to having an honest and frank conversation as we seek to make prices not only accessible, but sustainable for the long-term future of the Club.

“Depending on how talks with the FSF progress, we hope to roll out a ticketing model from October onwards and aim to have clarity on this by the end of July when we will also look to communicate this with you. Thank you for bearing with us.”

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