As you can see from this picture here, Wigan Athletic have been suffering when it comes to getting bodies through the turnstyles. Recently, Paul Jewell has been frustrated at the low attendances which saw them cut the price of tickets for the Chelsea game to Â£15, sparking a virtual sell-out. However, the gate dropped dramatically for the next match, when reinstated to full-price.
This has prompted Wigan to cut ticket prices once more as they bid to boost the crowds at the JJB Stadium. The club have now responded by dropping prices for another seven games.
"We need the fans to be our 12th man," said manager Paul Jewell. "These
are crucial times. I hope the supporters will join us for the battle."
Poor form has dragged Jewell’s side into a relegation
battle and the manager added: "Everyone saw what a fantastic atmosphere
we generated with a packed JJB Stadium against Chelsea. It was absolutely rocking and it had a big impact on the performance of the players.
The lads were buzzing in the dressing room to be
playing in front of a noisy and passionate full house and we want to
try and re-create that from now until the end of the season."
The JJB Stadium was 2,900 short of the 25,000 capacity
for the Chelsea game but only 14,864 attended the match against
Blackburn on New Year’s Day.Next week, Wigan pay people to watch their games… [Mof Gimmers]