THIS IS IT! THE NEWS YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!
Actually... This is not a manager or player story... But rather it is the most important story after that.
Barnet Football Club are delighted to announce the brand new ‘Bees Membership Plan’.
The membership plan will leave behind the headache of paying for one season-long ticket and will be replaced with a monthly payment, at an affordable cost, with no fixed-term contracts or tied in periods. Just sign in and sign off whenever you want. Even better your card will allow you to simply swipe in through a turnstile, minimising queues and fuss – one card does everything!
The membership includes access to every home league first-team match of the 2013/14 season at an unbeatable price and will also offer you other future promotional benefits.
The Barnet FC membership plan is broken up into four packages to ensure that whatever option you take, your needs are not only met but surpassed. Packages and prices are as follows:
THE TERRACE PLAN – The first of our packages will get you a ticket in the South Terrace (standing) whilst showing a peek at what The Hive has to offer.
PREMIUM & STANDARD WEST STAND – The West Stand package goes one better by offering you two seated options in our super-new, 2,600 seater stand. You can choose from our standard package with seating in the wings or our premium package with central seating and exclusive access to our all new matchday bar located within the stand. So if you are after a pre-match pint to soak in atmosphere or a post-match pint to relive the action the Premium West Stand Plan is for you.
RED ROSE MEMBERSHIP – The Red Rose offers a casual hospitality package for those who want to mix with people from all parts of the game such as scouts, managers and players old & new. You will enjoy a hot meal before making your way into the East Stand to enjoy the match from our premium, padded seats. Half-time refreshments and a complimentary matchday magazine are just two of the further benefits you will have access to.
WHITE ROSE MEMBERSHIP – The White Rose package is our premier package and offers hospitality in our Amber Suite with first-class entertainment provided both on and off the pitch. Upon arrival you will make your way through our Directors' Lounge entrance into our lavish suite where you will be taken through to kick-off by a guest speaker. At the same time you will enjoy a luxurious Roast Lunch with all the trimmings, pre-ordered beforehand to suit your taste. You will also receive a complimentary matchday magazine and a team sheet before kick-off, and at the break you will enjoy your dessert with tea & coffee. Post-match the hospitality will continue with tea, coffee, biscuits and a front row seat to the man of the match presentation along with access to a licensed cash bar until 6pm.
So what do I do now?.. FOLLOW THE CHART BELOW!
Now you have chosen what plan suits you, it is time to get down to business; the monthly price is less than the price of two matches per month. Prices are as follows:
|Bees Membership||First-Team Matchday Prices||Monthly Membership (Based on a min of 25 matches)|
|The Terrace Plan (South)||£16||£29 per month|
|West Stand Standard Plan||£19||£34 per month|
|West Stand Premium Plan||£22||£39 per month|
|Red Rose Plan||£39||£74 per month|
|White Rose Plan||£49||£94 per month|
|Concessions||£8 off Adult price||£14 off Adult price per month|
|Junior Bees (Under-14)||£5||£2 per month|
|Happy 9s Club||£2||£1 per month|
WSL & Academy Prices
|Bees Membership||WSL & Academy Matchday Price||WSL & Acdemy Membership (Price per month)|
|The Terrace Plan (South)||£3||£5|
|West Stand Standard Plan||£3||£5|
|West Stand Premium Plan||£3||£5|
|Red Rose Plan||£3 (No hospitality)||£5 (No hospitality)|
|White Rose Plan||£3 (No Hospitality)||£5 (No hospitality)|
|Junior Bees (Under-14)||£1||£1|
|Happy 9s Club||£1||£1|
*Excludes cup matches & all prices rounded up to the nearest £1.
However, that is not all, so forget the prices you have just read! To celebrate our move to The Hive we will be offering not one, not two but three fantastic offers to reward your loyal support. Offers are as follows:
1 – FREE WSL & ACADEMY MATCHES
Bees memberships will include access to all Ladies fixtures including the London Bees' Super League campaign that will kick-off in 2014. On top of this you can watch the next generation of Barnet heroes in action with exclusive and unlimited access to all Academy fixtures taking place at The Hive.
2 – FREE FIRST-TEAM FRIENDLIES
Our second offer will allow members to attend all first-team home friendly matches for the 2013/14 season to settle into our new home at The Hive before the start of the Conference Premier season. There is also likely to be a grand opening so book now to guarantee your seat!
3 – UP TO 25% OFF, YES UP TO A FURTHER 25% OFF
Finally, and we have saved the best till last, we will be offering 25% off all memberships if you apply before June 30th 2013 so with that in mind we are proud to announce the following membership prices for our first season at The Hive:
|Bees Membership||NORMAL Combined First-Team + WSL & Academy Monthly Price||SPECIAL OFFER MEMBERSHIP PRICE**|
|The Terrace Plan (South)||£34||ONLY £22 per month|
|West Stand Standard Plan||£39||ONLY £26 per month|
|West Stand Premium Plan||£44||ONLY £29 per month|
|Red Rose Plan||£79||ONLY £63 per month|
|White Rose Plan||£99||ONLY £83 per month|
|Concessions||£14 off Adult price||£14 off Adult price|
|Junior Bees (Under-14)||£3||ONLY £2 per month|
|Happy 9s Club||£2||ONLY £1 per month|
*25% Off offer only available on memberships and not matchday prices. Excludes cup games & all prices are rounded up to the nearest £1.
** Special offer valid if booked before June 30th 2013
So, for little more than a matchday ticket you can be a monthly member guaranteeing your seat for every game!*
As they say a picture tells a thousand words so we’ll stop banging the drum for the moment and simply say that if you have not had the chance to come and see all The Hive has to offer – what are you waiting for?
The Hive is open every day from 6am to 12 midnight but from now until the end of June every Wednesday supporters can take a tour of the Hive, PICK YOUR SEAT and see the new facilities first hand. No need to book an appointment. Just rock up to the Hive every hour on the hour and join a member of the commercial team for a tour and we will walk and talk you through the lot!
There we have it – The Hive Football plan for the new season. All we ask of you is that you feel it, you love it, you choose Barnet!
During the process of building these memberships we met with a few fans to take questions and while not an exact transcript of the conversation it went along these lines…...
Q: What is the membership plan all about?
A: Our new Hive Football Plan gives members…
1. Access to affordable Football
2. Flexibility to join, come off, or re-join the plan at any time *
3. Freedom from contracts
4. Great options to add to your membership plan
OK – All that is very well but…Here is the big one…
Q: Why aren’t we selling season tickets?
A: Quite simply because we have so much more to offer than that. Our new home is a site that is not just a football club but a leisure destination. We are a year round venue and we have too much to offer to let you walk away in May not to see you again until August. We will be bringing fans great offers from all the extra facilities available to you but for the moment let’s focus back on the Footie!
Q: Ok, it’s a great idea, But what does it cost?
A: This is the best part. The club naturally decided to reduce prices following our relegation from the Football League, but in recognising that we need to convince fans both old and new to head to the Hive next season we are offering a further discount off all membership prices for our inaugural season at the Hive. You did read that correctly, prices reduced, and then a great discount has been slashed right off the price.
Q: So I have saved money, and I can spread the cost of football, what else is in it for me?
A: We have already given you 3 special offers but we expected you would want more. Our new memberships are packed with extras and the key to accessing these extras is through the smart access card that we are giving you totally FREE. Once you have a membership card you will get access to benefits like discounted retail merchandise, discounted party bookings, discounted all sorts! But you can only get these extras and discounts if you take out a membership.
If all that isn’t enough to get you wishing the summer away for the return of the season, we will be continually surprising you with a wealth of offers and incentives to really pack out your membership plan with all sorts of added value.