Manchester United have confirmed their plans to raise season ticket prices by 5% for the first time in 11 years, in a move similar to that made by Arsenal.
The Daily Mail reports that the Red Devils have sent an email to season ticket holders informing them of the price increase.
United had promised to freeze season ticket prices for 11 years, but have now broken their previous stance.
The club attributed the price increase to increased costs on matchdays.
Email details, “They [United] Over the past five years, matchday costs have surged 40% and 11% in the last 12 months alone. ”
“We know our fans are also facing tough times with rising costs of living, so it’s important that we don’t pass that increase directly on to you,” United said.
“We are covering as much of the cost as possible and minimizing the increase in season ticket prices. is.”
Naturally, this decision puzzled and even angered many fans.
The Sun has revealed the extent of fan anger over the price hike brought on by the Glazers, who are currently in the process of selling the club.
It’s puzzling for the Glazer family to raise prices at a time when rumors are circulating that he is about to leave the club after nearly two decades at the helm.
The price increase is just the latest ticket-related debacle at Old Trafford after the introduction of minimum attendance requirements to ensure a seat for season ticket holders.
This has been raised to 75%, equivalent to 14 of 19 Premier League home games in the 2023-24 season.
The intention is to avoid a large number of empty seats at Old Trafford.