I am fuming this morning. Absolutely seething. I am foaming about the mouth. And it is for the usual reasons. Ticket prices.
Like many people, I budget monthly. All of my monthly bills went out yesterday, it was time to work out today what I would be paying out throughout April. My biggest expense is football. Tickets and trains. So I log onto Arsenal.com to see if any of the upcoming games prices have been announced yet, and they have, Hull City v Arsenal. £50.
£50. Surely that has got to be a mistake. An error. Maybe I misread it. I refresh the page. There it is, in black and white;
Adults: £50Wow! I thought. That is a bit expensive. More than I was expecting. Especially after remembering some research I did earlier this season.
£35. Now that is more reasonable. Still not £20,. But reasonable. But wait a minute, we are being charged £50 this season!
That is a 42% increase. A disgrace. Sickening. Greed.
But here is the problem, I will still go. I will still pay my £50. I am a mug.
It will be interested to find out Hull City’s justification on the rise. Maybe I will email them.
In the meantime, it is time for action:
It is time for fans to unite. Fans of Arsenal,fans of other clubs, put rivalries aside and start making your voices heard. A 42% increase in a single season is a disgrace. Hull City should hang their heads in shame.
But there is no point moaning if you are not willing to take action. It is easy to sit behind blogs and twitter complaining, but never doing anything – which many do. If you have previously moaned on twitter about ticket prices, and are going Saturday, get down to Bear’s Roundabout at noon. Get involved. Make your voice heard.
Football Without Fans is Nothing