Bulldogs season tickets go on sale

Bulldogs fans enjoyed watching a terrific season in 2016.

Bulldogs fans enjoyed watching a terrific season in 2016.

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Batley Bulldogs have launched their 2017 season tickets and hope that fans will rally round having witnessed one of the most exciting campaigns in the club’s recent history.

Batley overcame huge odds to claim a top-four finish in the regular Championship season and qualify for the middle eights stage of the competition.

Batley supporters travelled in huge numbers to witness their side book a place in the qualifiers with victory at Swinton and Bulldogs fans were also well represented in their away matches at Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR.

Batley’s 14 home games last season attracted 17,794 spectators, with 12,942 attending their 11 regular games and a further 4,852 watching their three middle eights fixtures against Huddersfield Giants, Featherstone Rovers and Salford Red Devils.

Batley are now hoping supporters back a new era at the club with Matt Diskin taking over from Wakefield bound John Kear as head coach.

Adult season tickets at the Bulldogs are on sale at £190, concessions are priced £130, while all children under-16 can watch every Batley home and away game for free.

The season ticket will include 11 games of the regular Kingstone Press Championship season plus either three or four home games in the Super Eights, depending where Batley finish is the table.

The season pass also includes a ticket to the Summer Bash game, which sees Batley take on Dewsbury Rams at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road on Sunday May 28 (kick off 5.15pm).

Children wishing to obtain free season ticket will require a photo pass, while concession tickets are available to students over the age of 16 or retired people, with a minimum age of 60.

Season tickets at the Bulldogs offer excellent value, with savings of over £65 available compared to matchday admission, which has been set at £17 adults, £12 concessions and £3 children for the 2017 season, which begins on February 4 with a trip to Toulouse before Halifax visit Fox’s Biscuits Stadium on Sunday February 12.

Diskin’s first game in charge of the Bulldogs will be the traditional Boxing Day showdown with Dewsbury when Batley will be bidding to retain the Roy Powell Trophy.

Batley have booked coaches for the Summer Bash derby when season ticket holders can book a seat for £10 as the Bulldogs aim to take a large travelling contingent to the seaside resort.