United to raise ticket prices

2011-05-04 16:01

Manchester - Most ticket prices for Manchester United's home games will go up by one pound next season.

The club said on Wednesday that the most expensive tickets for a Premier League match at Old Trafford next season will be £50, while the cheapest seats will sell for £28 - compared to £49 and 27 this campaign.

That's an increase of 3.7 percent for the cheapest tickets, which United pointed out is still lower than the 6.5-percent hike announced by Arsenal.

But United fans had urged the owning Glazer family to cut ticket prices during tough economic times as they have done at the stadium for their NFL team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

United said the increase is because of the hike in Britain's so-called value added tax, which was lifted from 17.5 percent to 20 percent on Jan. 4.


  • Banned - 2011-05-04 19:46

    A £1 increase and a cheap shot at Arsenal, news24

  • Darryl Naidoo - 2011-05-05 11:15

    I need only mention the former Manchester United and England midfielder Bryan Robson who was a bigger name at MUFC than Fergie in the eighties. The old supporters of the club would know this !!

  • Darryl Naidoo - 2011-05-05 11:16

    Alex Ferguson only came to united in 1986 and was about to be fired in 1990. Bryan Robson saved him his job by winning the 1990 FA cup against Crystal Palace. Does Albo even know any of the United history ? That win made Robbo the only man to captain three FA cup winning sides !!!

      Harold - 2011-05-05 16:12

      @ Darryl-Robson did not save Fergy by winning the FA Cup for him. Lee Martin scored the only goal in the replay. SAF made the decision to drop Jim Leighton in favour of Les Sealy and the rest is history. So one can say that SAF actually saved himself. As for those that keep pointing SAF almost being fired - HE WAS NOT! so live with it.

  • Bob - 2011-05-05 16:49

    Utd to raise prices, they would have to raise them a lot for me too watch the Manure, just a minute, you mean they are raising the price for us to watch them, silly me I was thinking they were raising the price by a quid to pay me to watch the manure.

      Harold - 2011-05-06 16:20

      Yet more drivel from ScumBob. Why are you so attracted to "manure"? United do not need to pay you to watch them, you scousers already watch United games anyway - probably more than you do watch Liverpool games. Our local tavern is full when United are playing but not so when Liverpool are on the telly. Why? 'cos you fellows rather support United's opposition than your own team.

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