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Must Read: Newcastle raise season ticket prices yet again – Compare to other 19 Premier League clubs

2 months ago
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Season ticket prices in the Premier League.

Never has there been so much cash swilling around the top tier of English football.

Looking forward to the new (2019/20) season, what is fair, how should clubs behave?

Is it a case of enough is enough and it is morally corrupt for Premier League clubs to even consider raising season ticket prices? Unless they can come up with some special reason.

In summer 2017, Mike Ashley raised season ticket prices for all new season ticket holders.

In summer 2018, Mike Ashley raised season ticket prices for all new season ticket holders. Plus he also raised prices for anybody who was renewing a season ticket (unless on a long-term price freeze), some by as much as over 20% more.

In summer 2019, Mike Ashley has raised season ticket prices for all new season ticket holders and anybody renewing (apart from those on long-term freeze) by 5%.

Is Mike Ashley morally bankrupt?

I’ll let you decide.

I have had a look at what the other 19 Premier League clubs have done ahead of the new season. The only one I couldn’t find information on so that I could compare with last (2018/19) season were Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and West Ham. I have provided links below to the sources I used.

Interesting to see what was sent out by Mike Ashley / Newcastle United on Thursday morning to those NUFC fans who need to decide if they will renew their season tickets, here’s an extract. Very interesting last line when you then read what is the case at other clubs..:

‘The price of season tickets for supporters who are not on long-term price freeze deals has increased.

One-year season ticket deal pricing has risen by 5% throughout the stadium.

Newcastle United still compare very favourably within the Premier League,’

So what is the case with other Premier League clubs?

Well, of the 16 (as well as Newcastle United) that I managed to get the comparison for, only four of them have put up their season ticket prices. These are Man City who won the Premier League, Brighton, Watford and Wolves, the latter pointing to massive investment into the squad by the owner, including £100m last season alone.

The other 12 of the 16 have all frozen their season ticket prices and indeed Southampton have lowered the prices for two thirds of their season ticket holders. What stands out as well is that many of those clubs have now frozen their prices year after year after year.

Price Freeze

Tottenham, Everton, Leicester, Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Burnley, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Norwich, Liverpool

Price Freeze and reduction

Southampton – Price freeze for one third of season ticket renewals and reduction for other two thirds.

No idea

Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, West Ham

Price increase between 2 and 4.5%

Watford

Price increase of 3%

Man City

Price increase of 4% 

Brighton

Price increase of 5%

Newcastle United

Price increase of 14%

Wolves

Southampton have price freeze for one third of season ticket renewals and REDUCTION in price for other two thirds – 10 April 2019

TWO thirds of Saints season-ticket holders will benefit from a price reduction next season.

The other third, those sat in the centrally located premium areas, have had the cost of their seat frozen.

Tottenham freeze all season ticket prices – 18 April 2019

Following our announcement that we shall be freezing the prices of all Season Tickets for the 2019/20 season, we should like to advise supporters of the renewal dates.

We can now confirm that Season Ticket renewals will open at 10am on Monday 29 April with the final deadline for renewals being 5pm on Thursday 16 May.

Liverpool freeze season ticket prices for fourth season in a row – 29 March 2019

Liverpool FC have frozen ticket prices for the 2019/2020 season.

It is the fourth successive year that all season ticket and general admission seats for matches at Anfield have been kept at the same level.

The announcement follows lengthy discussions between club officials and supporters through the regular fans forums.

Everton freeze all season ticket prices – 15 January 2019

Back in November, Everton demonstrated its ongoing commitment to its fans by freezing ALL Season Ticket prices for 2019/20.

The renewal window will remain open until Thursday 4 April, at which time supporters on the Season Ticket waiting list will be able to begin snapping up any unrenewed Season Ticket seats.

Leicester City freeze all season ticket prices for fifth year in a row – 12 May 2019

2019/20 Leicester City Season Tickets are now on sale to current Season Ticket Holders, with prices frozen for a fifth consecutive year.

Manchester United freeze all season ticket prices announcement – 5 March 2019

Ahead of 2019/20, Manchester United is freezing Season Ticket prices for the eighth consecutive campaign, and the ninth in 10 years.

With 53,000 Season Tickets and more than 100,000 supporters on the waiting list, Old Trafford consistently sells out and demand is increasing year-on-year. Due to this high level of demand, Season Tickets will once again only be available to Members on the current waiting list.

Arsenal freeze season ticket prices – 10 January 2019

Arsenal have frozen ticket prices for the fifth successive season, the club announced on Wednesday

Chelsea announce season ticket price freeze – 12 March 2019

Chelsea Football Club’s price freeze for general admission season tickets, concessionary-rate tickets and domestic cup competitions is extended for another year to cover the 2019/20 season.

This means season ticket holders in general admission areas will pay the same as in 2011/12, with these ticket prices having not increased in 12 of the past 14 seasons.

Burnley freeze prices for season ticket renewals – 5 March 2019

Burnley Football Club recently announced another PRICE FREEZE on earlybird season ticket prices for the 2019/2020 season!

Aston Villa announce price freeze on all season tickets – 15 February 2019

Aston Villa have announced a freeze on season ticket prices for the second year running.

Bournemouth freeze all season ticket prices – 7 May 2019

Just to say I have had an email to say my season ticket price in North Stand is frozen again.

Renewals window opens next week.

Edit -just re-read and all ST prices are frozen

Norwich City season ticket price freeze – Sixth season in a row

Norwich City Football Club is delighted to announce that season ticket prices for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign have been frozen for the sixth consecutive season.

(and Norwich City official announcement saying no supporter will pay more than £30 per match – 12 June 2019):

Delia Smith has capped all prices for Norwich fans at a maximum of £30 per match. In an official statement on Wednesday morning, the East Anglian club say they think that is ‘the right thing to do’, especially when at the same time you already have the ongoing Premier League agreement that no away fan should pay more than that £30 price.

Crystal Palace season ticket prices?

Couldn’t find any info on how their season ticket prices compared to 2018/19.

Manchester City announce 3% increase on season ticket prices – 30 May 2019

Increase season ticket prices by 3% on average.

Brighton announce season ticket price rises of around 4% – 10 February 2019

Watford increase season ticket prices between 2% and 4.5%

Season Ticket prices are all subject to an increase of between two and four-and-a-half per cent, with prices accessible for viewing right away.

Wolves increase season ticket prices by 14% – 10 April 2019

Season ticket prices will go up 14 per cent next season, Wolves have announced.

Managing director Laurie Dalrymple said the adult price increase took into account Wolves’ successful return to the Premier League as well as “the consistent level of investment required to keep us moving forwards”.

Ambitious owners Fosun have bankrolled signings totalling more than £100million in the past year alone.

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