HUDDERSFIELD Giants are taking major steps in a bid to attract the fans back to the Galpharm Stadium for Super League X.
Chairman Ken Davy today announced season-ticket and matchday prices are to be frozen for 2005, while all Under 11s will receive FREE admission if accompanied by an adult.
The price freeze is in stark contrast to many rival Super League clubs who have announced admission increases of around 20% for next season.
And in a further move which should delight many traditional supporters, the club have scrapped the 5.30pm kick-offs and will revert to 3pm starts throughout the season.
All the moves have been made after consultation with fans, and Davy is hoping the response is immediate.
"We have just enjoyed our best season in the top flight of British rugby league for 50 years, but next year we want to do even better," he said.
"For that to be successfully achieved we need to double our support base.
"Our average crowd for the season just finished was just under 4,500, while the average attendance across the whole of Super League was 8,500. It is self evident, therefore, that to take the next step forward and compete at the highest level we need to significantly increase the number of supporters coming through the turnstiles.
"I hope these steps we have taken will provide the necessary platform to attract the level of support which I believe we now deserve.
"Month after month this team has been producing some fantastic rugby league and with the calibre of players signed up, a mouth-watering feast of action should be guaranteed."