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Man City season ticket freeze “step in right direction”

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Manchester City are the latest Premier League football club to announce a freeze in season ticket prices for next season.

1894 Group, a supporter organisation and FSF affiliate at City, said the freeze in season ticket pricing was a “step in the right direction”.

“After six years of continual price rises, we welcome the price freeze on season ticket prices announced by the club,” said 1894 Group.

“Get the prices right – and the ground is full. It will take more than just a price freeze to keep the ground full for every game in every competition next season. Surely that is the best advert the club can have. Who wants to see empty seats?”

The Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester City’s season ticket price freeze will only be for one season initially.

Fans have been unhappy with the rising cost of season tickets at the Etihad Stadium and, more recently, the club’s decision to charge up to £60 for a match-ticket for their Champion’s League fixture against Paris Saint Germain.

“No-one is advocating charging a fiver for games,” 1894 say. “Our view is that it’s vital that the supporters who went in the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s and carried this club through its darkest days get the payback of being able to afford to attend big champions league nights.

“It’s vital we keep the pressure on the club and use our collective voices on ticket prices.”

  • Has your club announced any interesting ticket price news for 2016/17? Let us know via tickets@fsf.org.uk

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