WANDERERS have confirmed that season tickets will commence for the Blackpool fixture on Monday, October 7 and will include 16 games.

Prices have yet to be announced but it is understood new owners, Football Ventures, have signed off on a plan which is likely to be revealed in the next few days.

The club has stamped out rumours that the top tiers could be closed to improve the atmosphere at the stadium, although if there is a slow take-up of seats they have reserved the right to consult supporters in early 2020 with a view to closing some or all of them next season.

Season ticket holders will be offered a window in which to renew their existing seats before they are released for general sale.

The interest-free Direct Debit scheme will continue, with supporters able to spread the cost of their season ticket over a seven-month payment plan that will run October 2019 – April 2020.

All supporters who paid via Direct Debit for the 2018/19 season will have their seats automatically renewed on the seven-month instalment plan. Any supporter who wishes to opt out of the auto-renewal process will be given a short period of time to do so.

The club will also be accepting new applications on Direct Debit for a short period of time.

A statement released by the club also confirmed: “Please note that the Doncaster Rovers fixture, which was postponed earlier in the campaign, will not be included in the season ticket.

“Match tickets originally purchased for this fixture will remain valid for the rearranged date, or season ticket holders will be able to purchase their seat subject to its availability or buy an alternative one for this individual fixture.

“Full details of our season ticket pricing and options will be revealed very soon and we would like to once again thank all the Bolton Wanderers supporters for the incredible patience they have shown.”

Wanderers have also announced plans to move into the digital age on ticketing – with fans now able to purchase and store season tickets, memberships and individual match tickets on their phone.

Traditional season cards will still be available but the club believe a move to digital ticketing will give fans easier access and better security.

Daniel Scott, Ticket Office Manager at Bolton Wanderers, said: “We’re very excited to announce digital ticketing at Bolton Wanderers. This new functionality will no doubt improve the customer experience for our supporters. It’s a convenient alternative to the traditional paper ticket.

“We’re hopeful many of our supporters will opt for this option, helping us reduce the amount of paper tickets we print and help improve supporters’ match day experience. Ticketmaster have created the next generation of Digital Tickets and we’re very happy to begin to use this new Ticketmaster feature.”

In the absence of season tickets, Wanderers have announced prices for the games against Oxford United on September 17 and Sunderland on September 21, and that only the lower tiers of the stadium will be utilised.

Prices are again £20 for adults and £10 for all concessions.