South Scotland

Queen of the South season ticket holders to pay for play-off ties

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Queen of the South have confirmed they will charge season ticket holders for any home Premiership play-off matches.

Rangers have already said they intend to let their season ticket holders into their games for free.

If Motherwell are involved, they have indicated a willingness not to charge while Hibs are also reported to be considering the move.

However, the Dumfries club said it had "always expected" season ticket holders would pay, as they did last year.

A statement said they were "conscious of the debate" between some of their play-off rivals and the SPFL over charging season ticket holders for the games.

It said that the club had budgeted on them paying for cup matches and any play-off ties.

"Our season ticket is deliberately priced so that it allows entry to 18 league games at the cost of 16 games," the statement added.

"With the SPFL rules meaning they take a levy of 50% of the gate receipts before expenses, and the high cost of policing and stewarding these fixtures, the board do not feel that they are in a position to offer free entry to season ticket holders."

Queen of the South will face either Rangers or Hibs in the quarter-finals of the Premiership play-offs, with the first leg at Palmerston on 9 May.

Tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders only on Sunday 3 May between 11:00 and 13:30.

They will then go on general sale on a first come, first served basis from Monday morning at 10:00.

Tickets are priced at £16 for adults, £9 for concessions and £5 for under 16s.

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