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Premier League report claims ticket prices are falling as Mike Ashley increases all Newcastle United ticket prices

2 years ago

The Premier League have produced a new report.

In it, they claim that ticket prices have fallen in the past year.

Maybe they forgot to get in touch with Newcastle United and include their updated prices…

Mike Ashley has always claimed that Newcastle are one of the cheapest Premier League clubs to watch, something which is totally untrue. Newcastle have always been one of the most expensive outside the successful ‘big six’, although indeed tens of thousands of Man City fans pay less than Newcastle supporters.

That was then compounded in the summer when the owner decided to put the ticket prices up in every stand at St James Park, some people ended up paying more than 20% above what they’s paid for their season tickets in 2017/18.

In fact, Mike Ashley delivered the most toxic combination of actions this summer, you could possibly imagine.

Despite record revenues from the Premier League, the owner raised ticket prices, insisted on a £20m+ profit in the summer transfer window, then took out millions for himself from the club’s cash flow after the transfer window ended.

The Premier League claim that the average price of a Premier League ticket is now £31 and that the majority of fans pay less than £30.

Tickets may indeed have fallen overall at Premier League grounds as some clubs did drop prices in the summer, in recognition of the sheer amount of revenue that is now generated from TV and Commercial, with most of the rest at least having the good grace to keep prices the same. Newcastle United one of a very small number who had the nerve to raise theirs.

This summer, unless you have kids and want to sit up in the gods, or have been bought off with a January renewal long-term deal, you had to pay the following.

To sit in the Gallowgate or Leazes, adults had to pay £628 for a season ticket, which works out at £33.05 per match, whilst standard adult seats in the East Stand and Milburn Stand were £772, which equals £40.63 per game.

If you buy tickets match by match, for Fulham in 10 days time you would pay £35 for an adult ticket in Gallowgate/Leazes, £46 in East/Milburn.

However, for games such as against Spurs and Chelsea, those prices became £39 for the Gallowgate/Leazes and hitting the £50 mark in East/Milburn.

The Premier League is the worst league of all for trying to spin positive angles and within that, Mike Ashley and his people are shameless in trying to cover up the reality at Newcastle United.

Sky Sports reporting:

The average price of a Premier League ticket has fallen to £31, while the majority of fans pay less than £30 for their seat, a study has found.

The figures have been collated by the Premier League, who say they have conducted a “comprehensive study into Premier League club ticket prices”.

Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore said:

“The hard work of clubs to fill their grounds combined with the loyalty of fans has led to record attendances across the Premier League, with stadium utilisation at 96 per cent for four consecutive seasons.

“Clubs have a range of ticket prices and there is some excellent value on offer.

“We hope this study will help inform people of the range of prices available, provide some facts on what the majority of Premier League club fans are paying, and encourage new fans to consider attending a game for the first time.”


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