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Premier League Refuse To Act On Rising Away Ticket Prices

8 years ago

The subject of the ridiculous price of away tickets in the Premier League has surfaced yet again.

Manchester City have returned 912 unsold tickets to Arsenal for this weekend’s match, little surprise when they are charging £62 a shot.

The Premier League though have washed their hands of the subject and says it is up to clubs what they do, resisting calls for a maximum price to be imposed.

The amount may be lower but similarly the £45 Norwich are charging Newcastle is scandalous, as is the similar prices Newcastle charge the likes of the mackems and Manchester United fans.

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The FSF (Football Supporters’ Federation) called on clubs to pass on the benefit of the new bumper TV deal to fans in terms of cheaper tickets but with no positive response, they estimate £32 could be knocked off the cost of every single ticket just from the increase in the TV deals that are shortly to come into effect.

In the case of Arsenal (like Newcastle) they charge less for less glamorous matches and so when Stoke visit their fans will pay ‘only’ £35.50.

It is a sobering thought that German fans can pay as little as 15 Euros AND stand AND have a pint when they are watching their matches!

As the FSF spokesman says

“The business of categorising matches is blatantly unfair. Just because Manchester City have a lot of money it doesn’t mean their supporters have and the same is true of the other teams who get charged the highest prices every time they play”.

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