A gathering of Tottenham Hotspur supporters demonstrated against the rise in ticket prices ahead of Saturday evening’s Premier League clash against Manchester United
Tottenham fans staged a peaceful protest against the club’s increased ticket prices ahead of the team’s Premier League home clash against Man Utd on Saturday evening. Organised by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, Spurs fans made their feelings perfectly clear against the rise in
prices as they demonstrated outside Tottenham
Assembling opposite the ticket office steps at 3.45pm, around 3000 supporters gathered and sent a strong message to Daniel Levy and the club’s board. Chants of ‘Tottenham Hotspur, you don’t even care’, ‘exploiting your own’ and ‘we want prices down’ could be heard from the crowd.
Supporters could also be seen holding a number of banners, including ones that said ‘Stop exploiting fans’ and ‘Greed is a choice: no to ticket price hike’. In a statement from Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust at the beginning of the month, the trust stated that their “loyalty is being exploited” and that they would protest for an hour and ensure that any action would not affect the team on the pitch.
The statement read: “Ticket prices at the club are already amongst the most expensive in the Premier League and Europe. To make matters worse, full details were hidden in a general statement released by the club ,indicating it is fully
aware the decision cannot be justified.
“The move was made without any consultation with supporters or fan groups and was immediately opposed by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust and then every elected member of the new Fan Advisory Board at its first meeting in July.
“If these rises are not opposed, we believe there will be more to come. A corresponding increase in season ticket prices would mean rises of between nine and 13 per cent for the 2023/24 campaign, and there is no guarantee that match day ticket prices will not increase further. This is clearly unacceptable so any price increases must be resisted.
“Supporters should be at the heart of every decision the club makes, instead, our loyalty is being exploited. Ticket price increases are not an economic necessity for the ninth richest club in world football. They are a choice: a choice the club’s board has chosen to make against the backdrop of a cost-of-living crisis with prices is already too high, we therefore call on all spurs
fans to join us in telling the club: enough is
Ahead of the 2023/24 campaign, the football club has increased ticket prices from between £3 and £15 for Category B and C games compared to the previous season, with Category A games going up between £10 and £17. The jump in price means that the most expensive ticket for a single game is £103.