Premiership Fans Protesting Away Ticket Prices
The topic of match tickets has been in the news this week. First, Bolton announced that they’re reducing prices for next season. Now Manchester United fans have decided to protest at Craven Cottage for tomorrow’s match and will be encouraged not to buy any food, beverages or merchandise in order to send a message to Fulham.
Fulham is charging Man United away supporters 45GBP ($88), which is pretty outrageous. Manchester City away fans, meanwhile, were charged 25GBP ($48). Reason being is that matches at Fulham, and most Premiership grounds, are priced on a scale (i.e. categories). The bigger matches cost more to see, and it costs less to see “lesser” opposition.
On top of all of this, as I reported on Soccer Shout last night when I was the guest co-host, the Football Supporters’ Federation has launched a campaign encouraging you, the fans, to protest against the rising ticket prices for away matches. The organization wants ALL away tickets reduced to 15GBP ($29).
They’re encouraging fans to sign a petition, which then automatically sends an e-mail to all 20 Premiership clubs.
Sign the petition today at http://www.fsf.org.uk/petitions/away-tickets/
In the meantime, you can listen to the Soccer Shout episode from last night either from http://www.soccershout.com or under the “In The Media” section here.
About Christopher Harris
Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT.
Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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