Motherwell announce superb season ticket gesture as Celtic fans await their fate

By David Walton

May 11, 2021

Motherwell have come up with an incredible gesture for their season ticket renewal policy ahead of next season.

The Steelmen have today confirmed that everyone who bought a season book for the current campaign will be given a free one for next year. It’s a top-class move that has gone down well with supporters on social media.

It comes after fans were locked out of stadiums throughout the 2020/21 campaign. Despite hundreds of thousands of supporters around Scotland purchasing season-tickets from their clubs, most played every match behind closed-doors.

Motherwell were one of them. They’ve announced that they’ve taken their decison today based on the fact their fans committed to them when there was no certainty they would see their team up close.

In addition, the North Lanarkshire side have announced that fans can purchase refunds for their season tickets right up until the end of May. Remember, they allowed all season-ticket holders to watch their home games this season via their official streaming service, Motherwell TV.

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Celtic, of course, tried to beef up their coverage of the club this season. They announced a new Pass to Paradise system for season ticket holders that was to see them treated to coverage from Scottish football’s most popular pundits such as Chris Sutton and Michael Stewart.

However, as the season started to decline and 10IAR was surrendered meekly, we’ve been seeing less of those figures on the streaming service.

As things stand, there is no option for supporters to receive a refund from the club for their current season tickets. In addition, there have been no updates on how Celtic will go about their own season-ticket offers for next season.

Motherwell have announced their season ticket plans as Celtic fans watch on (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Nobody is saying that this is a gesture that needs to be followed of course. This is incredibly generous from Motherwell, and shows a desire to commit to their supporters more than their own financial gain. Make no mistake, the Steelmen will be losing plenty of potential profits from this.

It’s no wonder some fans are insisting they’ll pay on the club’s social media page. By doing this, Motherwell have vastly increased their connection to their supporters ahead of next season.

Here’s hoping Celtic have something up their sleeves to do similar with their own fan base.

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