Manchester United have decided to increase the price of match tickets for the travelling Sevilla fans during the clubs’ Champions League encounter against the Spanish outfit.
The United fans that will be travelling to the first leg of the encounter in Spain have been charged £89 for a single ticket and the Old Trafford management feels that the price is ‘unfair’. Especially when the ticket prices for the Liverpool game was just £54.
Now Manchester United have decided that they cannot let their fans pay such a steep price for the tickets hence they will also be charging the travelling Sevilla fans £89 for the clash at Old Trafford on 13th March.
The Red Devils will give £35 to fans who have bought tickets for the fixture at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium and any additional money will be donated to the Manchester United Foundation.
Manchester United have issued a letter on Wednesday morning which read:
“In this instance, we believe that our travelling supporters are unfairly being subjected to increased/excessive ticket prices from the host club.
“We have received lots of requests from individuals and supporter groups to intervene in this matter.
“This has been raised with Sevilla, and internally, but ultimately Sevilla have not agreed to significantly lower the price of tickets for our fans to what we view as a reasonable level.
“Therefore, we have taken the difficult decision to charge Sevilla fans for the return leg at Old Trafford the same amount as our fans have been charged for the away fixture.
“We will use this increase to subsidise our fans, as we want this to act as a deterrent to future opponents who look to increase ticket prices for our travelling supporters.
“We will subsidise our travelling support by refunding the difference between the price charged (£89) and the price that was paid by Liverpool supporters in the group stage of this year’s competition (£54). The £35 difference will be refunded prior to the game taking place.”