$3.75 tickets for Knights games

The Tinkler Sports Group has announced a family ticketing package that will make the club's tickets the most affordable in the country for families.

Tinkler Sport Group executive chairman Ken Edwards announced the family memberships at a press conference this afternoon.

A family pass for the season for general admission would be $150, or the equivalent of $3.75 per person per match.

For reserve seating, it would be $200 for the season, or $5 per person each match.

The scheme will start from the round 10 match against the New Zealand Warriors on May 13.

Mr Edwards said he expected the family memberships would sell out.

‘‘Nathan Tinkler genuinely feels all kids deserve the right to attend home games regularly,’’ he said.

‘‘We’ve already done this with the Jets and we’ve ended up with 400 extra families attending each week.

‘‘We feel we can get to 20,000 members this way.’’

Newcastle Knights coach Rick Stone and captain Kurt Gidley were at the press conference, along with former player Mark Sargent.

The pricing plan hinges on the Tinkler Sports Group’s takeover bid for the Newcastle Knights being accepted by members at next week’s vote.

Full story in tomorrow's Newcastle Herald

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