The City for All scheme is designed to ensure individuals and families can still attend matches and support the team they love during the cost-of-living crisis.
In the first two games of the season, 76 supporters were able to attend a match they would not otherwise have been able to. The first game of the season, against Blackpool, saw the scheme provide 41 tickets to supporters and we were able to provide everyone who applied with a ticket. For the Reading game we were able to provide 35 tickets, which did not quite meet demand.
The scheme also received a number of tickets outside the return deadline which the club was able to resell, when this is the case tickets are credited to the scheme for use later in the season.
The scheme, which is open to both existing supporters and new visitors, will be available for the 23/24 League One season.
The cost-of-living crisis means that many people go without the experiences some can often take for granted. City for All will provide access to match tickets for those across Exeter and beyond who would otherwise not be able to visit St James Park.
As a supporter-owned community football club, Exeter City wants to ensure that every supporter has a chance to make memories and socialise without being held back by economic circumstances. We are certain that with the growth of the City for All scheme, St James Park will continue to be the scene of many more enjoyable memories and will encourage the local community to unite whether or not financial hardship is a factor they endure.
Exeter City Supporters’ Trust and Exeter City Football Club will contribute a number of matchday tickets toward the scheme, however if you would like to support the scheme there are several ways you can help:
Season Ticket Holders
If you are a Season Ticket holder and you are unable to attend an upcoming match you can contact; firstname.lastname@example.org and your ticket can be used by the scheme, provided they are donated 48 hours before the match, or in the event it cannot or the ticket is donated outside of this timeframe, then if it can be resold the club will donate a ticket for use by the scheme at a match later in the season.
Fans are able to access the club’s ticket site and donate toward the scheme; this will cover the price of further tickets for distribution via the scheme or providing food and a drink at the game. https://newtickets.ecfc.co.uk/donations/
Tickets are distributed by:
Application, if you do not have the opportunity to attend a match at St James Park due to financial or other circumstances you can apply for tickets by completing the online application by clicking here. (a few basic details will be requested.) Requests should be received a minimum of 48 hours prior to a match.
Nomination, if you know of someone who would benefit from the opportunity then you can nominate them by emailing: email@example.com (a few basic details will be requested.) Requests should be received a minimum of 48 hours prior to a match.
- Exeter City Supporters’ Trust
- Exeter City Community Trust
- Exeter Community Initiatives
- The Junior Grecians
- Other groups that have applied to take part in the scheme (if you represent a group/charity who may be able to recommend people in need, who would benefit from this scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply on behalf of your organisation.)
Successful applicants/nominees will be asked to abide by a few simple terms and conditions, details which will be made available when applying for the scheme. Applicants are prioritised, with those not having benefited from the scheme previously receiving first call on available tickets.