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Fulham fans hit out at “hideously expensive” tickets

Fulham have revealed their matchday pricing for 2022-23 – and tickets costing £100 have been described as “hideously expensive” by Fulham Supporters’ Trust.

The newly-promoted London side start their Premier League campaign at home to Liverpool next month and the club have drawn fierce criticism for their pricing for the game.

It will cost an adult supporter between £65 and £70 to sit behind the goal at Craven Cottage against Liverpool on the first day of the season, while prices range from £70 to £100 in the Riverside and Johnny Haynes Stands, with the exception of £30 tickets in four areas of the family zone.

“Fulham FC should not be surprised at their supporters’ reaction to Liverpool match ticket prices,” Fulham Supporters’ Trust said in a statement. “The trust has made clear several times the danger of pricing long-standing fans who don’t have season tickets out of going to football.

“Even against our comparators for equivalent fixtures (e.g. Crystal Palace v Arsenal) our prices are hideously expensive.”

This is not the first time Fulham have received criticism for their pricing. Back in 2019, Fulham fans protested against rising ticket prices outside Craven Cottage under the “Stop the Greed” banner.

A survey conducted by Fulham Supporters’ Trust at the time found that, of the 2,300 Fulham fans who took part, 75% were dissatisfied with matchday prices for top category games. Additionally, 64% of respondents said they are going to fewer home games because of ticket prices, while a majority said matchday tickets are £10 to £15 too high.

The trust said: “At a time when household energy costs have trebled, food and petrol prices are up and with a significantly bigger capacity next season to fill, prices that look good on a spreadsheet, be that in Florida or Surrey, risk replacing supporters with one-time tourists as a matter of course.

“The trust were not consulted about Fulham’s matchday pricing policy in advance of the club’s announcement and intend to raise the issue during our meeting with Fulham officials next week.”

 

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