West Ham United have been inundated with requests to purchase 2012/13 season tickets, regardless of which division the Hammers will be playing in next season.
The Club has therefore opened up a waiting list for supporters wishing to join and be processed immediately following the renewal deadline. Fans have also been asking whether season ticket holders status in 2012/13 would enable them to qualify for the priority ticketing for the npower Championship Play-Off final at Wembley on 19 May.
The answer is 'Yes'!
Loyal supporters who join West Ham United's 2012/13 season ticket waiting list - regardless of the outcome of Saturday 19 May's Play-Off final and therefore with our league status not yet determined - can have this loyalty rewarded. With their season ticket holder status for the 2012/13 season confirmed, new applicants would therefore qualify for a ticket for the Play-Off final. As the game falls between the two seasons, both 2011/12 season ticket holders and those committed to a 2012/13 season can qualify.
To apply for a 2012/13 season ticket, you will need to contact the Ticket Office via a dedicated phone line 0871 222 2700 (calls 10p/min plus network extras), select Option 3 from 9am on Wednesday 9 May and pay a £200 (VAT included) deposit per Adult season ticket and £100 per Under-16 ticket. Phone lines are open 9am-5pm only.
Please note this offer excludes disabled applications as we already have a long waiting list. During the call we will ask you for your preferred band and Stand, which will be subject to availability and processed after current season ticket renewals meaning you will get access to some of the best seats at the Boleyn Ground. After you have paid your deposit, you will be able to secure your Play-Off final ticket. Please note these two transactions must occur on the same call and we are unable to reserve any Wembley seats for later payment.
Prices for the 2012/13 season are yet to be released and will only be released following the Play-Off final and confirmation of league status, but the club can confirm that should the team be successful no season ticket price ticket price will exceed the last published price when West Ham United were in the Premier League in the 2010/11 season. This means that prices will start at an amazing £525 in the Championship and just £600 in the Premier League, while an Adult Band 1 season ticket will not exceed £850 in the Premier League or £770 in Championship.
Your NEW 2012/13 season ticket seat will be allocated after season ticket renewals but before general sale. This is offered on a first-come first-served basis and the offer will be capped at 1,000 new applicants. This offer will only be published via whufc.com and through emails to subscribed supporters. The offer is only available until midday on Friday 11 May to enable tickets to be processed ahead of the Academy Members' sale date.
It is important to stress that West Ham United have been allocated enough tickets to ensure that all existing Members and Season Ticket holders will be able to get a ticket should they apply.
Tickets are completely non-refundable should applicants on the waiting list not continue with the purchase of a season ticket. The monetary deposit is applied against the cost of the season ticket and not the Play-Off final ticket.
West Ham United is not able to extend this offer past the given deadline. The club looks forward to welcoming all new applicants for 2012/13.
* Please note that West Ham United have not released any standard admission tickets to secondary / third-party ticketing sites. If tickets are for sale on those sites or ebay is it because supporters have placed them there and it is highly recommended that fans do not purchase tickets from unofficial sources.*