Caley Thistle chairman Ross Morrison says season ticket sales will go a long way towards financing John Robertson’s squad for next season’s Championship promotion push.
Inverness have priced season tickets for next term at 75% of last term’s costs, due to the Championship campaign being shortened to a 27-game season due to start in October.
Caley Jags have made the announcement following the collapse of league reconstruction talks, which confirmed the Highlanders will spend a fourth successive year in the second-tier.
With Robertson signing a new deal until 2023 earlier this week, Morrison is intent on giving the Inverness boss the best chance of steering the club back into the top flight.
Morrison said: “John has got to go and get some players now to fill in the gaps and get us up. That’s what we have to do, we are not messing about here.
“We have to concentrate on keeping the ship sailing, and getting John enough finances to get the players he needs.
“There is no better man in the Championship – or maybe in Scottish football – at picking players.
“We’ve got to have our foundation there, so John can pick the players, mould the players, and get us up.”
Inverness will release full pricing details of their season ticket packages in the coming days, with Morrison stressing it would not have felt right to charge full cost for a reduced campaign.
Morrison added: “Between myself, Scot Gardiner and the board we felt it was only the right thing to do. If you’ve got three quarters of a season it’s a bit cheeky to ask for 100% of the season tickets.
“We thought we would put our season tickets out now because we have waited this long to do it.
“On the basis we are not starting until October we feel we are giving value for money at the same time. I don’t know anyone else that has done this.
“If people want to show a token of generosity by offering to pay more it would be great, because we need as many as possible.
“We are trying to do the same in return, we are a Highland team and we’ve got to look after our fans.
“We can’t give stuff away for nothing because we’re a business, but we do what we can.”
Morrison also hopes to engage some of Inverness’ players as volunteers to help distribute season tickets to elderly fans.
He added: “It would be a nice thing to do, because people might not be seeing a lot of folk.
“We did it with some of the food during the early spell of Covid-19, and we have delivered ice cream.
“We have got a lot of loyal supporters in the Main Stand who are older people, so I thought we could maybe look at our website to try and recognise anybody that may be shielding.
“Whether we will be allowed to do it I don’t know, but that was our thought.”