Luton ask season ticket holders to return refunds to Academy
Written by Simon Austin — June 23, 2020
LUTON TOWN have asked supporters to return season ticket refunds to the Academy as they bid to be upgraded to Category Two.
As TGG reported earlier today, the Hatters are one of six clubs to have applied to move up an EPPP category and will find out if they have been successful within the next few weeks.
On June 12th, the club announced they were giving a partial refund to season ticket holders to cover the final five home games of the season.
Supporters can either take the refund or transfer it back to the club as a “donation”, which will entitle them to a ‘Legends Pack’.
This incorporates access to the final nine games of the season via the iFollow streaming channel, an e-programme and team sheet one hour before kick off, your name on a commemorative 2021/22 Luton Town shirt and a ‘diamond Q&A webinar’ with manager Nathan Jones.
Season ticket holders can also choose one of four causes for their donation to go towards. One is the Academy Facilities Fund, which will be allocated “to help them improve their facilities and infrastructure”.
The club adds: “Your money will be helping them to produce the next generation of superb talent like James Justin, and so many others, who came through the Academy ranks to help secure our promotion to the Championship before joining Premier League Leicester City last year.”
The other three causes are the Key Worker Complimentary Ticket Pool, 'My First Game' Complimentary Ticket Pool and ‘to invest as the club sees fit’.
Academy & Development manager Andy Awford (above) said investment was important as the club needed to improve infrastructure in order to move up to Cat 2.
“Whatever happens, we are going to need to enhance our current facilities to be able to make that progress,” he said.
“So if our supporters – who have been magnificent with their donations in recent weeks – are able to help with their season ticket refunds going towards the Academy, the money certainly wouldn’t be lost.
“We will be carrying on with the project that will ultimately put us in a better position to be able to develop the next JJ, who we’ve all watched with pride as he has progressed to a top Premier League club this season.”