Carlisle United have confirmed ticket prices won’t increase next season – even if the Blues are playing in League One.

The Blues have today announced a freeze on season-ticket and matchday prices for the 2019/20 campaign.

It means the cost of watching the play-off chasing Cumbrians will remain the same, whether or not they achieve promotion through the play-offs.

Chief executive Nigel Clibbens said keeping prices the same was “the right thing to do” and said the club had listened to fans.

He said: “We all desperately want promotion at the club, and we know that’s the same for our fans.

“We have decided that the right thing to do is to hold our prices as they are, even if we do go on to achieve this season’s main aim of stepping up to League One.”

Ticket office manager Louise Banks added it was a “thank you” to supporters.

While freezing prices, the Cumbrians have this year dropped the incentive scheme for season-ticket sales seen in recent campaigns.

Last year they offered extra savings if they sold a certain amount of season-tickets by a particular date. That offer, though, is not being made this time.

Club spokesman Andy Hall said: “We found last season that it over-complicated the sale of season-tickets, particularly through the early stages.

“So, we have listened to fan feedback and taken the decision to simplify the pricing structure with flat prices this time around.”

United’s cheapest adult season-ticket costs £289 – that is a terracing season-ticket renewed by an existing holder in the early-buy period of April 15 to June 7, which sees a five-game saving.

The most expensive season-ticket is £381, for seated areas of Brunton Park, bought in the standard period (June 10 to July 19) which gives a three-match saving.

Junior season-ticket prices (aged 11-17) are £89 (seated and terracing) and £79 (seated) when bought as part of the club’s family junior package.

Matchday ticket prices for adults remain £22 (seating) and £19 (terracing), with savings of £3 on those prices if bought before the day of the game.

Clibbens added: “We’ve listened to feedback from our fans and, once again, we feel we have achieved a season-ticket pricing structure with something for everyone.

“The prices across our junior and young persons categories show our continuing commitment to building a solid base of fans of the future. The family junior category has added flexibility and we think our supporters will be pleased to hear we are continuing with that.

“Overall, we had a big take-up this year and we’re hoping to see a further increase as we continue to look to the future and build a stronger, more sustainable club that we can all be proud of.”

Banks added: “We think the pricing for supporters in the younger age categories gives our fans of the future a great chance to come along and support their local team at a very affordable price.

“We feel the savings to be made should encourage more people to hop on board with a season-ticket and get behind the Blues again next season.”

Season-ticket prices of £149 for a young person, £99 for a junior, £10 for under-11, free for under-7s and ambulant carers, £50 for wheelchair users, £89 for family junior and £79 for family zone junior are the same for seating and terracing.

Adult and senior prices offer a five, four or three-game saving depending on whether they are renewed in the early-buy period, bought as a new season-ticket in the same period, or bought at the standard price from June 10.

Adult and senior season-tickets cost as follows:

Early buy renewal (seating): £343/£289

Early buy renewal (terracing): £289/£235

Early buy new (seating): £362/£305

Early buy new (terracing): £305/£248

Standard (seating): £381/£321

Standard (terracing): £321/£261

United say existing season-ticket holders have until Friday, May 24 to guarantee their seat.

Among the benefits of a season-ticket are 50 per cent off the price of a match ticket for the first round of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup if United are drawn at home.

Priority ticket purchases for other cup ties and 10 per cent discount in the Blues Store is also available.

Under-11 season-ticket holders are automatically enrolled as Junior Blues which offers the chance to take part in the pre-match guard of honour, Christmas and birthday cards and invitations to Junior Blues parties.