Chelsea Football Club, Premier League champions 2017, has announced it will be introducing, for the first time, waitlist benefits for those joining the annual hospitality waitlist; as the football club record annual hospitality renewal rates of 96% for the 2017/18 season.

New benefits for waitlist members include priority booking windows for matchday packages for Premier League and European fixtures, as well as the opportunity to win tickets to Chelsea FC home games and VIP access to open training and Chelsea pitch events. Members will also receive advance notifications and exclusive ticket access to special events at Stamford Bridge such as Player of the Year and the Annual Lunch.

Chris Townsend OBE, Commercial Director at Chelsea Football Club commented: “With our renewal rates at a record-breaking high, we are delighted to be able to offer those on our coveted waitlist a variety of new benefits, allowing them the chance to experience quality hospitality if they were unable to secure Annual Hospitality Membership. Following our decision to implement a price freeze earlier in the year, the 2017/18 is set to be a great season offering even better value and reward.”

Each waitlist member will be allocated a dedicated account manager who will take care of all requests and service their account as if they were an annual hospitality member. In addition to this personal touch, further waitlist benefits include the opportunity for members to book matchday packages at a reduced cost on select fixtures throughout the season*; as well as 10% discount on food at onsite restaurants Marco Grill and Frankie’s Sports Bar & Diner. Members can also benefit from corporate membership rates at the onsite Chelsea Health Club, and special rates at the two onsite hotels Millennium and Copthorne.

The iconic venue offers a number of annual hospitality experiences across the stadium, from private Executive Boxes and luxurious Millennium Suites to more informal hospitality in the onsite museum and music venue Under the Bridge, with experiences tailor-made to suit every taste and budget.