Las Palmas to give all season ticket holders free renewalApril 28, 2018
Relegated Las Palmas have revealed that season ticket holders this season will be given a free renewal for the 2018/19 season.
Speaking in a press conference on Friday, president Miguel Angel Ramirez made the announcement as a gesture of goodwill after fans protested furiously, storming out of the stadium as Alaves thrashed the Canary Island outfit to seal their fate.
“Current season ticket holders won’t pay for renewal next season,” Ramirez said, as quoted by the club’s website.
“It’s the least we could do after the disenchantment of this year.”
With four games left to play, the club have already been relegated with just 21 points on the table and the league’s worst goal difference at -47.
Paco Jemez’s team have scored the joint fewest goals at just 22, level with bottom club Malaga, and conceded the most at 69.
Ramirez also revealed that he has recently turned down a number of offers for the club, as reported by MARCA.
“I’ve had two offers that wanted to buy my shares, one from a Chinese investor and another from Americans and Russians,” he explained.
“They offered us 140 million euros in the first division and 120 million euros in the second division.
“It’s not an offer worth considering, I wouldn’t sell the club to people who doesn’t have a link to the club, they would never know the value of the meaning of the club and its badge.
“If a Canary Island group is interested, I’m open to negotiations, but I don’t want the club to fall into the hands of people who aren’t linked to it or know it’s history.”
The club is surrounded in uncertainty with doubt over which of its player will remain to attempt to secure promotion back to the top flight at the first attempt and no clear statement from coach Paco Jemez on whether he will remain after frequently criticising club bosses since his appointment.