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Exclusive: Fans denounce ticket prices

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According to a poll conducted on Facebook for Givemefootball.com, more than 89% of football fans believe that ticket prices to matches are too high.

Out of over 10,000 votes, 9,360 people believe that clubs should decrease game day prices to make matches more accessible for people who are struggling financially.

Prices have risen significantly since the formation of the Barclays Premier League, with Arsenal the first club to bring in £100 tickets, and while the cheapest ticket to watch a Manchester United match is £28 - an inflation of 700% from 1989 - if a fan wishes to attend an Arsenal category A game, they will need to fork out at least £51.

The cheapest season ticket you can buy at Anfield is £725, which is an inflation rate of 1,108% on Liverpool's 1989.


 

And fans are clearly feeling the pinch of the sky high prices, particularly with the financial crisis.

“[Prices decreased] by at least 30%. If prices went down, crowds might just go up,” football fan Jonathan Fear said.

“They should cut players wages to make it cheaper for fans,” Andy Langley commented.

But some, if a small amount at 6.9%, felt that there is good reason for the ticket increases, with Carl-James Watson saying: “That’s how the clubs make there money so I know I don’t think so myself.”

“The only thing is, if they went cheaper, the stadiums would be packed and you might not get tickets although I answered yes because they are expensive,” Richard Goosetree added.

Ticket prices: too expensive?

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