Next season our season ticket holders will become Platinum Members of London Wasps as part of our new Official Membership scheme. There are a range of benefits to becoming a Platinum Member and later this year we will introduce a membership scheme in place of mini season ticket packages and Final 8 packages.
What do I get as a Platinum Member?
Will you be offering mini season ticket or Final 8 packages?
No, we will be replacing these with our new Official Membership scheme. Further details will be announced over the summer.
Why have you increased prices at a time when everyone is facing an economic squeeze?
The Club is facing the same economic pressures as everyone else. In setting prices we are faced with increases in the VAT rate and National Insurance as well as other inflationary increases in costs. As a loss making business we cannot afford to absorb these costs for another season.
We have not raised ticket prices for the past two seasons. To increase prices this year has been a very difficult decision but a rise this year has been necessary and we hope it is an understandable one.
How do London Wasps season ticket prices compare to the other clubs in the region?
In setting next season’s prices we thoroughly examined the prices set by clubs with a similar fan base in the London region. Our new range of prices is comparable with many of these clubs, though it is difficult to make direct comparisons because of the manner in which clubs set their different categories. However, we believe these prices are comparable to rival clubs in our region, many of whom have increased their prices year on year. This is our first price increase since 2008.
Is there are way for me to avoid this price increase?
Yes, you can lock in the current price of your Season Ticket by renewing for the next two seasons.
Why have some of the seat categories changed?
We are trying to simplify the seating categories within the stadium as we have found the current structure to be confusing for supporters.
What does Family 2 mean?
Family 2 entitles one adult and one junior to a Platinum Membership at a special price.
I had a Family 4 last season, what do I do in 2011/12?
You simply apply for two Family 2 memberships, which is the equivalent of a Family 4.
How old do I have to be to qualify for Senior Concession?
Anyone aged 60 or over on 1 September 2011 qualifies as a Senior.
How old do I have to be to qualify for a Young Adult?
Anyone aged between 16 and 21 on 1 September 2011 qualifies as a Young Adult.
What will happen to my seat if I don’t renew before 6 May 2011?
Current Season Ticket holders can renew their seat until 5pm on
6 May 2011 extended to Friday 20 May. After this time your seat will become available on general sale.
I am interested in purchasing a Platinum Membership for the first time. Can I book before seats become available on General Sale?
Yes. Platinum Memberships are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the ticket office on 0844 225 2990, online at www.wasps.co.uk or by downloading and returning the application form.
Seats occupied last year by an existing Season Ticket holder are reserved until
6 May Friday 20 May. Then, should any of these seats become available, they will be released for general sale on 23 May.
I want to take advantage of the payment plan, how do I do this?
All you have to do is tick the appropriate box on the booking form or advise the ticket office on 0844 225 2990 when booking over the phone. Unfortunately you are unable to take advantage of the payment plan when ordering your Platinum Membership online.
Will I only incur the booking fee once if I take advantage of the payment plan?
Yes, we will only take a single booking fee with your initial payment.
Is there an end date for the payment plan?
Yes. Platinum Memberships must be purchased before 31 August 2011 for you to take advantage of the payment plan.
If I don’t want to renew my Season Ticket, can I receive a cash refund for the Abu Dhabi LV= Cup game?
As previously announced, if you should not wish to use this credit against the renewal of your 2011/12 Season Ticket, please send your Black & Gold card along with a stamped and addressed envelope to:
London Wasps Ticket Office
Bucks HP12 4HJ
Please include a covering letter which states whom you would like the cheque to be payable. For further details contact the ticket office on 0844 225 2990.