Football clubs lashed out for taking advantage of fans after raising season ticket prices
Ten Premier League clubs have soared season ticket prices despite an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, with Brits struggling to get food on the table and pay soaring energy bills
RICH Premier League clubs have been accused of kicking loyal fans in the teeth by raising season ticket prices.
Half of the 20 multi-million pound teams are demanding more, despite the cost of living crisis sweeping the country.
The biggest shock will be for Aston Villa fans. The cheapest adult season pass is up £161 from £370 to £531.
The nearly 44% jump, the first rise since Villa’s promotion from the Championship in 2019, has sparked fury.
Fan Jack Mullins said: “I’m still raging. It’s a small drop in the bucket for these multi-million pound companies, but it will put a huge dent in the pockets of fans who have stayed loyal through years of suffering. the football.”
Villa said: “The club are aware of the rising cost of living and for that reason we have limited those price increases to a level that still keeps us in the bottom half of the Premier League benchmark.”
Arsenal are demanding the most and justified raising the price of the cheapest season ticket from £891 to £927 by saying the ticket includes seven home cup games as well as all 19 Premier League home games.
Next up is Tottenham at £807 but they’ve frozen prices alongside high-flying Liverpool and Chelsea.
Unlike Villa, West Ham are cutting their cheapest season ticket prices from £320 to £299.
Shadow Sports Secretary Jeff Smith said: “Football is nothing without fans. With food and energy costs rising and the government making things worse by raising taxes on working people, many supporters will also struggle to afford huge match price hikes.”
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*Premier League season tickets (lowest adult)*
2022/23 2021/22 change
- Arsenal £927 £891 + £36
- Tottenham £807 £807 –
- Chelsea £750 £750 –
- Liverpool £685 £685 –
- Wolves £590 £549 +£41
- Bournemouth £550 £550 –
- Brighton £545 £545 –
- Manchester United £532 £532 –
- Villa £531 £370 + £161
- Crystal Palace £520 £495 + £25
- Everton £465 £420 + £45
- Brentford £419 £419 –
- Southampton £399 £399 –
- Fulham £385 £349 + £36
- Leicester City £385 £365 + £20
- Notts Forest £385 £365 + £20
- Leeds £384 £349 + £35
- Manchester City £350 £325 + £25
- Westham £299 £320 – £21
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/football-clubs-slammed-taking-advantage-27275646 Football clubs lashed out for taking advantage of fans after raising season ticket prices