Exeter City chairman Julian Tagg has issued the following statement to reassure supporters that the club will continue to produce its matchday programme.
Exeter City chairman Julian Tagg said: “Following news of an anticipated vote this summer, by EFL clubs, on whether printed programmes should be mandatory, Exeter City wants to reassure its supporters that it has no plans to stop producing hard copies of its matchday magazine The Grecian.
“Our award-winning programme is a very important part of what we do and is very popular amongst our supporters. We understand why some clubs are thinking of not producing a matchday programme, as it is not always cost-effective to do so. However, thanks to the excellent support The Grecian gets from numerous local business we manage to make a small profit from producing it.
“The sale of the programme does not cover what it costs to produce it, that is why we as a club, and our supporters, appreciate those-business who advertise in it.
“We understand that there are more revenue streams being made available to clubs through social media and that there is a balance to be struck between the amount of adverts we have in the programme and its editorial content. However, our commercial team does a very good job of getting this balance just right.”