Jets throw open gates for match against Melbourne

FREE KICK: Newcastle Jets games are now friendlier on fans' pockets.
FREE KICK: Newcastle Jets games are now friendlier on fans' pockets.

Newcastle Jets will throw open the gates to the first 10,000 fans for the match against Melbourne Heart on Sunday, October 31.

The ‘‘Community Day’’ is one of a raft of incentives and initiatives aimed at reconnecting the Jets with the community.

In a move that will make Jets games the most affordable of any national sporting competition the the club has introduced a series of new ticket prices.

  • Children under the age 15 will be given a season pass.

  • A family pass for the final 11 home games, which includes reserved seating in a designated bay, is $100.
  • General admission tickets for the remainder of 2010 will cost $10.
  • All offers are only available by registering online at the Newcastle Jets's website.

    The new ticket prices were the feature of a new advertising campaign that encourages the community to ‘‘Be A Part of It’’.

    The club also announced a new partnership with the Hunter Medical Research Institution.

    The Jets will display the institute’s logo on the front of the playing strip.

    In addition to the exposure the Jets will donate $5000 for every goal scored at home and $2500 for every goal scored away to HMRI.

    The partnership is the first of its kind and, going on last season’s goal haul, should raise at least $110,000 for the charity.

    Jets executive chairman Ken Edwards said yesterday’s announcements were all a part of reconnecting the club with the community.