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City Fans Paying More At Sheffield United
Published : 22 Jan 2013 12:35:36
City Support Being Ripped Off
Coventry City supporters are being charged more for comparable seating by Sheffield United for the game on February 1st.
I noticed that away tickets for the Sheffield United match on 1 February are more expensive than those of the home fans. So I e-mailed the Football League and asked them why this would be. They e-mailed back this morning with the following:-
“Thank you for your email. As per regulation 32.2.9b (which can be seen here http://www.football-league.co.uk/regulations/20110629/section-5-fixtures_2293633_2125729#34), the accommodation being used by supporters in the away goal end stand is considered to be of superior quality to the equivalent/comparable goal end accommodation used by home supporters. This takes into account the facilities available within the stand and the quality of seating, including but not limited to, the 'rake' of the stand. This regulations (sic) is in existence based on votes of our member clubs. As per regulation 34.2.5, clubs must submit their ticket prices before the start of each season. All prices are verified by The League. If you require further information regarding the away accommodation on offer at Sheffield United we recommend you contact the club directly with your query. Thank you for contacting The Football League. I have been to Bramall Lane before and I must admit to finding the concept of the away fan accommodation being superior to that of the home fans a little difficult to cope with. I really can’'t see City fans chanting “We've got better seats than you!”.
Source: Coventry MAD