Around 85% of Coventry City Season Ticket holders did not request a refund for the cancelled fixtures at the end of 2019/20 – and we would like to say a big THANK YOU to those supporters!
We appreciate that these are very unprecedented times, and the impact of these fans not requesting a refund for the five cancelled game will be significant in helping the running of the Football Club and it is a fantastic gesture.
At the same time, we totally understand the just over 15% of Season Ticket holders who did request the refund from the Club for these games. These are difficult times for everyone, including many of our supporters, and by offering this refund to fans we’re pleased that we can help support our fans in this way.
Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy said:
“It was right that we offered the refunds to supporters, and the decision whether to claim it or not is a very individual one and down to the circumstances of each supporter, which are changing during these difficult times.
“That said, for around 85% of our Season Ticket holders to choose not to claim a refund from the Club is a remarkable gesture, and everyone at the Club is deeply grateful for that.
“This is testament I think to the deep connection between the Club and our supporters, and the enjoyment our fans had in watching the team last season as we won the League One title playing some scintillating football.
“We also know some of the fans that did claim the refund then donated that money to the fans’ Season Ticket fundraiser – again showing the bond between our supporters, and also the Club.
“With us not refunding a large amount of Season Tickets, it helps us to continue to be sustainable as a Club through these difficult times with little income, and greatly assists Mark Robins and his team in preparing for the season ahead.
“I know many fans who purchased a Season Ticket last campaign will be keen to buy for the 2020/21 season, despite the uncertain circumstances. Work is continuing regarding this, and we will update supporters when we are able to do so."