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Paying For Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United’s Ticket Prices

by | 26th, April 2007

ronaldowink.jpgTHE sight of Cristiano Ronaldo tip-toeing up the wing at Old Trafford may make Manchester United fans go weak at the knees, but with the club announcing another steep increase in ticket prices, many supporters will be going weak in the wallet as well.

Season tickets will rise by up to 14 per cent and these increases, coming on the back of a 12.5 per cent rise last summer, are sure to increase the hostility of many Red Devils’ fans towards the Glazer family.

The Americans denied reports in 2005 that they were planning to increase ticket prices – a rise of 54 per cent by the summer of 2010.

But fans such as Mark Longden, chairman of the Independent Manchester United Supporters’ Association, are worried. Says he: “There is absolutely no justification for putting ticket prices up.

“Clearly it flies in the face of the thinking all over the country, from Bolton to the Emirates. They have all frozen prices and in some cases reduced them.”

While much of the hand-wringing and hostility over the Glazers’ £790m takeover of the club has been quelled by United’s recent success on the pitch, the attack on a car thought to contain the Glazers outside the Lowry Hotel after United’s victory over Milan on Tuesday was a clear sign that not everyone is happy with the state of play at Old Trafford.

Posted: 26th, April 2007 | In: Money Comments (4) | TrackBack | Permalink