A new match-day ticketing system will be in place at Edgar Street for the start of the 2019/2020 National League North season.
Hereford Football Club have confirmed that when season-ticket renewals get underway on the 13th of May, supporters will see a change with the introduction of a “season-pass” rather than a season-ticket book.
The club say, “the credit card style pass will be scanned at the turnstile by our volunteers and will hopefully be easier for fans to store safely in their wallets”.
However, should supporters lose their card, a new “pass” will be issued, and the old one deleted from the system to prevent duplication.
An additional benefit to season ticket holders will be noticeable for cup matches as “instead of buying a separate match ticket for one-off cup games, season ticket holders will be able to pay to top-up their card online, or from the club shop, allowing them to gain access to the specific cup-tie”.
The sponsors of the new card style season-tickets will continue to be Yates Hereford, and pass holders will be able to claim a 25% discount on food orders at Yates.
There will also be some changes made for matchday tickets, with the introduction of an e-ticket. This will “enable fans to buy their tickets on-line, and then either print-out the e-ticket, or download it onto their mobile device ready to show at the turnstile”.
This should save unnecessary trips to the club shop to collect match tickets, and prevent queues at the Matchday ticket office. However, should fans still prefer a “traditional paper-ticket” then these are also set to continue as an option.
The club say another benefit of the new system is it will give the volunteer turnstile operators more time to watch the match…this is because they currently have to count and reconcile ticket distribution, and often miss a lot of first-half action…