Whelan to offer free seats

22 May 2009 09:49
Wigan owner Dave Whelan is hoping to offer supporters the opportunity to watch the Latics free of charge. The price of Premier League match tickets continues to be the subject of much discussion, with the live experience proving too costly for some fans. Wigan are among those clubs looking to alter that situation, keen to get as many people through the turnstiles at the JJB Stadium as possible. One of the best ways to ensure a full house would be to offer complimentary tickets to all, and that is precisely what Whelan is hoping to do for more than one fixture next season. "We have to realise that we are Wigan Athletic, not Manchester United or one of the big clubs," he told Sky Sports News. Possibility "We have got to give a good deal to our supporters to buy season tickets and come to matches and it is always our intention to give the best prices where possible. "Maybe some day in the Premier League, with all the money we get from Sky and television, we could make it free for supporters to watch. "That sounds a little bit wayward, but there is the possibility that next season we could make one or two matches absolutely free. He added: "I am serious. I think we get so much money out of the Premier League, we are talking £40million, and we could really give people free seats, free matches from time to time. "I think it would be a good thing for the league if we could do that."

Source: SKY_Sports