COLCHESTER United have frozen their season-ticket prices for next season.

The U's have unveiled their pricing structure for the 2019-20 League Two campaign, with no rise in the cost to watch them at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Last year, there was a slight increase in some ticket prices to watch Colchester but there is no change, this time around.

Crowds at the venue were up seven-and-a-half per cent in the 2018-19 campaign and the U’s are hoping attendances will continue to increase, with prices remaining the same.

U's general manager Tim Waddington told the Gazette: “It was a tough decision for us to make to freeze the season-ticket prices but it was the right one.

“We have to keep rewarding our fans for the support they give us.

“Season tickets are still hugely important to us and we have to get it right.

“There’s been a seven-and-a-half per cent increase in attendances this season and we’re building a lovely engagement with our fans.

“We’ve just had a great season at home and John McGreal and Steve Ball have produced performances where the entertainment has been superb.

“Everything in general gets more expensive and we’re getting squeezed every day.

“There’s always a pressure on any football club at any given time and you do hear some horror stories about people not being paid.

“Making sure we’re ensuring a sustainability is always the trick.

“That makes a price strategy hard but it’s a large slice of our income and we have to get it right in terms of our fanbase.

“The club is going in the right direction and we’ve worked hard on our ticket product and aspects like Annual Subscriptions and Match Credits are all things we’ve built on.”

For the second successive season, Colchester fans will also receive a match programme as part of their ticket purchase, complete with money-saving vouchers for leisure venues and businesses across the town.

They are also offering Annual Subscriptions and Match Credit schemes, while their successful under-11 initiative - where four children go free with every paying adult - will also continue.

John McGreal's side will be embarking on a fourth successive season in League Two, next year.

They narrowly missed out on the play-offs this season, after finishing a point off the top seven.