Protest planned at Arsenal v WBA over ticket price rises

Upcoming Protest: WBA – 4th May

Next Sunday (4th May), we will be taking action outside the Directors Entrance before the West Brom game to let the custodians know our feelings on the upcoming ticket price rise. We’ll be meeting at 12:30pm by Bear Roundabout (opposite the Armoury) & ask all like minded Arsenal fans to join us in this protest which is related solely to 3% increase and against Stan Kroenke.

We are not protesting against Arsenal, because we the fans are Arsenal. We are protesting against a greedy billionaire owner who has done nothing but take advantage of the supporters. To quote a better American by the name of Thomas Jefferson – ‘the truest form patriotism is dissent’

Despite Premier League clubs receiving extra TV revenue of up to 70%, Stan Kroenke has decided to continue to hit the fans with the highest ticket prices in world football. It’s believed that Arsenal have a cash surplus of £100 million. If anything, prices should be going down – not up. Maintaining the status quo on ticket pricing would be bad enough – as it’s already too high for too many hard up Arsenal supporters. In recent years the traditional fan base has been priced out and cast aside to be replaced by the affluent. Those diehard fans which have stayed on are making a sacrifice to their finances, that is now close to breaking point.

So to increase the prices by a further 3% is an abomination and must be met with visible resistance at the stadium. Despite having billions in his account, Stan Kroenke is a man so tight fisted that many of his US workers at Walmart are on food stamps. If there is no resistance to his greed, then it vindicates any decision to increase ticket prices especially when the stadium sells out. If we don’t tell the club they are wrong to increase prices, then why shouldn’t they feel justified in making us pay more?

Succeed or fail, it’s time to take action and make a stand. Whether it’s 1000 of us or 10 of us, we go out on our shield. Whether we win or lose, we can say that we made a stand for our club whilst others sided with apathy.

Our protest is unrelated to how good or bad the team is doing. Even if we were European Champions we would take this action because Arsenal fans are being priced out by billionaires, of whose bellies are more than full.

Up the Arsenal

 

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7 thoughts on “Protest planned at Arsenal v WBA over ticket price rises

  1. Paul Brimble

    You would make more of an impact if you had tickets and din’t go in, then the empty seats would be noticed by the players and the clown Wenger and his wealthy board. especially if we need to win to make the money making never going to win CL spot, then you would send a message but a march won’t worked, never has never will, make it noticeable inside where the cameras are, the Coventry fans put us in the shame

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  2. bc

    Most expensive tickets?

    Well I pay around £37 per match at home.

    Yet not once this season have I paid less than £40 for an away ticket!!

    Sure I can get a season ticket cheaper up Norf, but then again I can get a house, a beer and a brasser cheaper up Norf as well.

    Please don’t tell me it’s cheaper at the lane, because primark is also cheaper than stone island.

    I am not happy about an increase, but I ask if your pint in the pub goes from £3.50 to £3.65 do u stand outside protesting about the 3% hike? Or do u simply swallow it?

    I wonder how will u get to arsenal? Tube? Bus? Both 3% increases annually (arsenal 3% in the last 3 years) or perhaps you will drive (petrol 20% increase in the last 3 years)

    Save your breath man for supporting the club in the last 4 matches, so that we can get the trophyless monkey off our back and secure a top 4 finish for the 18th year in a row.

    Then if we don’t, give me a call and I will take your season ticket off your hands next season, cos If we do I suspect you will still renew? In fact I believe even though you are a moaner, you will renew even if we don’t win the fa cup.

    Now that would be a protest, a mass don’t renew your season ticket protest, thus allowing the 42,000 on the waiting list a chance to pay the highest season ticket prices, Do you have the nous to do that?

    ……I thought not!!!

    RIP spurs scum, forever in our shadow. EiE

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  3. Matthew Bazell

    BC this may be news for you, but for many £37 is a lot of money to go and watch a grade B game of football. Yes we know the Lane is also a rip off!!! So what! That’s their problem. Our focus is on Arsenal. Do you want us to protest outside White Hart Lane? What would be the point in that.

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