The Posh hoped that the season would be finished on the pitch, but a vote last week confirmed that the majority of League One clubs would not play again and a points-per-game system would determine which teams made the play-offs. Peterborough United dropped out of the top six as a result of this system, bringing the current campaign to "an extremely disappointing conclusion".
In a statement on its website, the club outlined its plan for compensating season and match ticket holders, stating: "Season ticket holders for the 2019/20 campaign will be offered credit on their account for the missing five games on a pro-rata basis which can be used against season ticket purchases for the 2021-2022 and the 2022-2023 season. To help the club come out of this extremely challenging time, 50% of the credit will be added prior to the 2021-2022 season tickets going on sale followed by the remaining credit the following year."
Fans who would rather waive/donate this credit can do so by logging into their online account and clicking on "manage my tickets", or by emailing email@example.com with their Fan ID. This money will be directed to the Posh Academy, investing in producing local players.
A Tweet from Peterborough United's Head of Media and Ticketing shows that many fans are taking this option, with the official Posh Twitter account sharing a thanks from the club.
Supporters who had purchased a 10-game season ticket for the 2019/20 campaign will have any remaining games carried over into next season, subject to spectators being permitted to attend matches.
Refunds for individual tickets will be automatically processed on June 30 if paid for by card. Anyone who paid cash for tickets is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The statement from the club continues: "It has been an unprecedented time, a hugely challenging time and a period that has been extremely frustrating for everyone connected with the football club. The backing of the fans during this period has been exceptional and if you feel that you are in a position to do so, we would appreciate any waiver or donation that can be opted for. In return, we will recognise that generosity in a unique way at the new stadium and as a further gesture, we will allow 2020/21 season ticket holders to bring a friend two times during next season free of charge (when safe to do so)."
So far, 2,500 season tickets for the next campaign have been sold, and the club have revealed that those who have purchased already (as well as anyone who purchases before the end of the month) will be entered into a prize draw to win 'money can't buy' prizes.
For more information, visit the Posh website. Fans are reminded that the club is operating with minimal staff as a result of the pandemic, so response times may vary.