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Forest fans latest hit with season ticket price rises

This week Nottingham Forest became the latest Premier League club to announce significant price rises for the 2024-25 season.

Forest fans say the rises are likely to price many fans out, particularly teenagers and young adults as the worst rises hit those age brackets.

New restrictions on the club’s youth tickets are coming – which will now be limited to 17-year-olds down from 19. Meaning an 18-year-old sat in certain sections of the ground could be going from a ticket that is under £190 to £850.

Based on figures calculated by supporter groups, the average increase from the 2023-2024 season card prices across the City ground are 17.83% for adults, 18.08% for seniors, a 50% increase in the youth category and 40.40% for children.

Nottingham Forest Supporters’ Trust (NFST) said the rises were “totally disproportionate” and the size of the increases will “undoubtedly mean that many will now be priced out of renewing”.

“NFST strongly opposes these price increases which will have a negative impact on all match-going fans. We believe that our fans’ incredible support has been a key factor in the remarkable success over recent seasons.

“This is no way to reward that contribution.”

The club’s flag group, Forza Garibaldi, also condemned the price rises and will be withdrawing upcoming displays at the City Ground in protest.

“We are dismayed and frustrated to see the significant rise in season card prices,” they said.

“We are particularly concerned that parents / guardians who take children to games are being priced out. The total increase for an entire family is eye-watering and, in many instances, will not be able to be justified.”

Forest are the latest in a string of Premier League clubs to announce significant rises to season ticket and matchday pricing this spring ahead of the 2024-25 season. Read more about that trend here.

 

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