Manchester United Shut Third Of Old Trafford For NUFC Visit
Charging Newcastle fans, and I’m assuming the same for home fans if the ticketing rules were followed, an outrageous £45 has shown that you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
Looking at the ground plan on the official Man.U. website shows what looks to be around a third of the ground closed for the Capital One Cup match on Wednesday.
Would be great to think it would be played out to a near empty stadium but diehards of both the clubs will not see missing the game as an option.
For a number of years the Glazers made anybody buying a season ticket also sign a direct debit which meant they had to buy a ticket for every Man.U. match in Europe, the FA Cup and League Cup. The one concession now is that they’ve taken the League (Capital One) Cup out of the occasion and hence the closed sections for our visit.
Hopefully it won’t do our chances any harm in the cup-tie with their team playing in front of a rare near half empty stadium, especially when especially their supporters will be expecting few first teamers to play.
With sponsors falling over themselves to be associated with Manchester United, whether it is sponsoring training kit or being their exclusive travel or underwear partners, it would be easy for them to make a decision to just price the ground to fill it and project the image of a packed Old Trafford.
Newcastle United haven’t come out of it well either, as if they’d objected to the cost of tickets the pricing of the match would have been passed to an independent panel to adjudicate on the prices. Plus not forgetting the disgraceful extra £1 surcharge for ‘administration’ that Newcastle charge our travelling fans.
In this round Arsenal’s prices started from £10 and even Chelsea were ‘only’ charging £25, so it is hard to see how our televised match could have been deemed to be more than Chelsea’s price level.
Maybe the answer is for a standard price to be applied for every match on a round by round basis, or at the very least an upper limit that clubs can’t go beyond.
When the biggest club in the country closes off tens of thousand of seats then the only conclusion is that they’ve got it badly wrong.
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