Glenn Hoddle has slammed Daniel Levy’s decision to charge fans up to £60 for a ticket for Tottenham’s home game against Aston Villa on May 19.
The Lowdown: Levy sets astonishing prices
After what has been a difficult year due to the global pandemic, there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel. For the last two Premier League matchdays of the season, it has been confirmed that supporters will be allowed to attend games.
That means Spurs’ match against Villa will be played in front of 10,000 fans. The prices for tickets for the fixture are astonishingly high, though – adults will pay £60, young adults must pay £45 and over-65s and under-18s will be charged £30 (Daily Mail).
By stark contrast, Burnley are offering 3,500 free tickets for their home clash against Liverpool on the same date (Sky Sports).
The Latest: Hoddle unhappy with decision
“If you’re going to do anything in life, you have to have harmony. At the moment, that isn’t the case.
“The supporter trust wants change, that’s not always easy. Communication has to happen. Sit down with Daniel and talk it out.
“If not, the war will get bigger on that front. The ticket scenario, I’m scratching my head at who’s made that decision. Give a gift back to your fans.”
The Verdict: Outrageous
It is hard to disagree with Hoddle’s point of view. The pandemic has had a negative effect on people all over Britain, especially from a financial point of view – although football clubs have lost income, they have not had to suffer like others given they have been allowed to play generally throughout. After the European Super League fiasco, Levy had the chance to build bridges with the fans, but he has once again misjudged the situation.
Are these prices too high?
Supporters deserve more respect. These prices will bring in a minimum £300,000 to the club with an attendance of 10,000, and it will likely be a fair bit more than that amount, but it will still be miniscule in regards to the revenue clubs like Tottenham can generate. Hopefully, Levy has some other plans to get himself back into the good books of disgruntled Spurs fans.
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