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.
They’re encouraging fans to sign a petition, which then automatically sends an e-mail to all 20 Premiership clubs.
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.