Manchester City

Manchester City urged to rethink ticketing structure

city8The Manchester City fans who are gathered at the skittles table in The Transfer Tavern are discussing reports that the club has been urged to have a rethink about the current ticketing structure.

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the club are out of touch with the fans with regards to the pricing structure.

The club has come in for recent criticism following a decision to make the cheapest adult ticket for their Champions League quarter final tie with PSG a staggering £60 a ticket.

Fan site City watch claim the club is more interested in the bottom line, as opposed to the working class supporter who have been the  supporting the club since its formation. In an open letter penned by the fan site to the club it stated:

“It’s time to listen to us. Turn your back on the fans, and we’ll turn our backs on you. As your accounts swell and your executives pat themselves on the back on a job well done in terms of building our commercial value, our pockets are becoming emptier.”

“Once respected as a working class club renowned for its respectful and understanding relationship with its fans, Manchester City is now just another Premier League ‘corporation’ driven solely by its bottom line.”

“The club is embarking on a pursuit of global dominance, and whilst we’re all very much supportive of that, it is being done at our expense.”

“When did a club that prides itself on its relationship with the local community and its core supporter base become so out of touch with the daily realities that those supporters face when deciding which games to attend and which games to skip.”

The City fans in The Tavern are fully behind the fan sites letter and hope that the club’s owners will realise that without the fans their is no club and that they will not be held to ransom.

Are you angry with the problems with ticket prices in England? Let us know in the comments below!

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