In March 2020 TRA persuaded The Club to introduce 1000 reduced price 'Youth' Season Tickets into the Stretford End for use by our members aged 16-25. 

These have now all been allocated.

FAQs


The Reasons

Why have you introduced a TRA Youth Season Ticket?


TRA want to: - Reintroduce a long term, sustainable Youth Culture inside Old Trafford - Create an area within Old Trafford that is primarily for younger supporters - Create an environment within Old Trafford that encourages younger supporters to sing




What exactly is a TRA Youth Season Ticket


TRA Youth Season Tickets are heavily discounted season tickets, available to TRA members who are aged between 16 and 25, as of 1st August 2020




What will my TRA Youth Season Ticket allow me to do?


Owning a TRA Youth Season Ticket will means: - You will not be entered into any TRA ballots and are guaranteed a seat in TRA for each game. - You will automatically receive a TRA paper ticket from the Club in the post for each game. - You will be placed each game by TRA with your group, or within the designated TRA Youth area.​




You have always said ‘no season tickets’, so why are you now introducing 1000?


The opportunity to secure our younger fans a significant discount by rolling out the TRA Youth season ticket price was considered our number one priority. We have always believed that the long term future of our support is dependant on an independent, vibrant and sustainable Youth culture within Old Trafford.





The Process

How long does a TRA Youth Season Ticket last for?


The tickets are initially for one season only and we will review the impact of this ahead of the 2021/22 season. All TRA members will be offered the opportunity to reapply for a TRA Youth Season Ticket at the end of each future season.




How much does a TRA membership cost?


We remain committed to keeping TRA membership free to all under 18s and will keep working to ensure the future generations of our support are welcome in TRA and at the heart of improving the atmosphere at Old Trafford. For everyone else, we charge £5 per season for TRA membership. Securing 1,000 discounted season tickets is a huge first step in a series of improvements that will hopefully make going to matches more affordable and more feasible for younger supporters.




When will the ballot for TRA Youth Season Tickets be held?


TBC. We expect the ballot to be held after the deadline set by the Club for Season Ticket applications & renewals.




How do I get a TRA Youth Season Ticket?


Follow this 3 step process: 1) Sign up for or renew your TRA membership 2) Apply for Youth ST through the TRA system 3) Renew your existing ST with Utd as usual




What if I am in Group with TRA members who are not in the 16-25 age bracket?


Your Group members should apply for TRA on a match by match basis using the TRA system, if successful in the ballot, all of your Group members will be placed together within the TRA area. If your Group are unsuccessful, you will be placed in the TRA 16-25 area but your Group members will be placed in their original ST seats.




Will the TRA Youth Season Tickets be grouped together, if so where?


The TRA Youth Season Tickets will all be within the TRA section, precisely where is tbc.




What if you have more than 2000 (including 1000 Youth) apply for each game?


We will remain in discussions with the club throughout the season about capacity and demand. If we consistently have more demand than 2000 we will be asking The Club to look at how we can expand into blocks W206 and W207.




Does being in a group up your chances (of ballot success) for a TRA Youth ST?


No.





Eligibility

Who will be able to apply for a TRA Youth Season Ticket?


Existing TRA members aged 16-25 (as of 1st August 2020) will be offered the chance to purchase one of these season tickets for next season. Any remaining tickets will then be offered to 16-25 year-old season ticket holders currently in other parts of the ground who would like to join TRA and help further improve the atmosphere.




How many TRA Youth Season Tickets are available?


We have negotiated for 1,000 'Youth' season tickets priced at £285 (£15 per match) for TRA members aged 16-25 for next season.




Can I buy a TRA Season Ticket for someone who is under 16?


Unfortunately there are currently no Season Tickets available in TRA areas for anyone under the age of 16. TRA remain committed to increasing the number of younger fans who regularly attend home games and we will continue to push for further discounts and incentives. We will continue to accommodate young families who want to join TRA, especially following the club’s decision to relocate the Family Stand to North Stand Tier 2. To be absolutely clear on this, and to correct some of the misinformation being shared on social media, TRA have never asked for the Family Stand to be moved. This was the club’s decision following a .proposal from MUST in 2018 about reclaiming the Stretford End




Can I buy a TRA Season Ticket if I am over 25?


Unfortunately there are currently no TRA season tickets available for anyone over the age of 25.




Who will be given priority to TRA Youth Season Tickets and what happens if you're oversubscribed?


Existing TRA members who have applied for at least one game will be given first priority, after that all applicants will be entered into a ballot.




I am currently a United member, do I need to buy a Season Ticket from Utd before applying?


Yes, TRA Youth Season Tickets are only available to Season Ticket Holders





Guidelines

Why are the youth season tickets only guaranteed for one season?


This gives us time to evaluate the impact of this on the atmosphere. We very much hope and expect this to continue for future seasons.




Can I pass my TRA Youth Season Ticket on to a friend or family member?


No. TRA Youth Seaon Tickets are different to all other existing Season Tickets in that they cannot be passed on (transferred) to anyone except another TRA member. Passing on or selling a TRA match ticket to a non-TRA member may result in your TRA membership being cancelled and the loss of your Season Ticket.




What do I do with my ticket if I cannot attend a game?


All available TRA match tickets must be advertised using the TRA ticket exchange, this will be in place in time fo rth enew season.




What plans are there to combat complacency amongst the 1000 ST?


We expect new TRA members to embrace the philosophies that all of our existing members are extremely proud of and to give 100% towards improving the atmosphere every game. We’ve only committed to one season for this to allow flexibility on future arrangements. If it works, great. If not we’ll re-think.





Other

Why have you only done this for 16-25 year olds and not for under 16s?


We remain committed to pushing The Club to make games more affordable for all fans. We would like to see bigger discounts being made available for under 16s and will continue to ask for this. The 16-25 group are unfairly disadvantaged with the current pricing structure and lack of available youth tickets. For example, a 22-year-old in Stretford End Tier 2 would be paying £703 for a season ticket, with our new TRA Youth season ticket, they will now pay £285.




Why is it called 'Youth' Season Ticket - 25yr olds are not youth?


We have simply used the Club's terminology for the existing 18-25 Youth Ticket.




How will this impact people in the ballot? Will more be chubbed?


We don't anticipate that this will impact the chances of existing TRA members in the match by match ballot. Appoximately 600 TRA members fall within the 16-25yr old 'Youth' category, meaning that there will be approximately 600 extra places in the match by match ballot next season.





For Utd

Aren't there already some Youth Season Tickets in the Stretford End?


Currently there are only a very limited number of 18-25 ‘youth’ season tickets available inside Old Trafford and we have worked hard over the past few months to persuade The Club to provide an additional 1,000 season tickets at this price for TRA members and to extend the age from 18-25 to 16-25.




What happens if I've already paid for my Season Ticket?


Contact the Ticket Office and if you are successful in applying for a TRA Youth ST in the ballot, the Club will refund you the difference




What happens to my original ST seat when I have a TRA Youth Season Ticket?


The Club will sell on your original seat on a match by match basis.




Should I renew now my Seaston Ticket or wait for the TRA ballot?


It's up to you, it makes no difference to the ballot




I have a question relating to V12 finance


Please contact the Club regarding all finance related questions




Will having a TRA Youth ST impact away ticket ballots or home Cup games?


No, this would not be classed as a 'new' ST by the Club and all home Cup games would be dependant on whether you have opted out of the relevant Cup competitions.





2020/21

What happens after I have had my TRA Youth Season Ticket for one season?


If you are still in the applicable age group, you will be given the option to apply for another TRA Youth ST.




What happens when I turn 26?


The season after you turn 26, you will be offered an adult season ticket by the club somewhere else in the ground and would then apply game by game for TRA like all other ‘adult’ members.




At the end of the 2020/21 season, will I go back to my current season ticket?


The Club will try and place you back in your original seat, if that seat is no longer available then they will place you and anyone who you currently sit with, together into new seats that are as close as possible to your original seats