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Gills chairman Paul Scally to consider scrapping season ticket holders charge to someone else to use seat

03 January 2014
by Medway Messenger reporter
Gillingham Football Club chairman Paul Scally

Gillingham Football Club chairman Paul Scally

Gills chairman Paul Scally will consider scrapping the charges season ticket holders have to pay if they want someone else to have their seat.
The controversial policy was introduced at the start of this season, amid opposition from many fans.
It was one of a number of changes they now encounter on match days.
To gain entry to the ground fans must now present their season ticket book, match voucher and an ID card at the turnstile.
If a season ticket holder cannot make a game and wants a family member or friend to go in their place, they have to go to the ticket office and pay £5 for a guest ticket.
This then has to be shown at the gate along with the season ticket book and ID card.
The same system will work for under-12s, with a guest pass of £1 being required.
In the past many fans have handed their ticket to friends or family when they were unable to attend a match.
A packed Priestfield

A packed Priestfield

The aim was to crack down on people misusing season tickets, such as an adult getting into Priestfield using a child’s pass.
Mr Scally recently held the first in a series of open house sessions, which allows fans to speak with him in his office on any subject they like.
One of the main topics of conservation was the £5 charge, and afterwards the club confirmed that while it will remain in place for the rest of the season, removing it would be considered for the next campaign.

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