West Ham raises concession age

28 Apr, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone

West Ham have changed their season ticket policy meaning you need to be over 66 years of age to receive a concession discount and not 65 years of age like in previous seasons.

The club claim they have done do to match the state pension age of 66 which changed from 65 to 66 in 2019.

The Hammers are only the second club to make the change, the only others being Aston Villa where  West Ham Director of Ticketing Nicola Keye spent 13 years before joining West Ham in 2016.

No other Premier League have made the change with the other eighteen retaining the over 65 category for their supporters.

The state pension age is due to rise to 67 in 2026 and again to 68 in 2044 with an ambition to eventually rise it to 70 years of age.

Whether that will see West Ham and Aston Villa raise the age again for concessions in three years age remains to be confirmed.

West Ham have yet to make a statement on the policy change but the Independent Supporters Committee (ISC) released a statement to say

“The club has confirmed that the qualifying age for the senior ticket concessions reflects the government’s state pension age. The ISC has requested the Club explore any opportunities to mitigate the adverse financial impact to those 65 year old season ticket holders who expecting to received the senior concession for the 23/24 season”

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