FSA voices anger over Premier League ticket hikes for 2023-24 campaign 

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The Football Supporters' Association (FSA) has lamented the rise in English Premier League ticket prices as the 2023-24 campaign gets underway.

Following the second week of fixtures, the FSA has reported that 17 of the 20 teams within the Premier League have announced a price hike, despite the ongoing cost-of-living crisis in the UK.

“That number is six more than the 11 teams who hiked prices for last season. Brentford, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are the only top-flight teams to freeze season ticket prices,” said the FSA.

The organisation also revealed that the most expensive season tickets in the Premier League could be found at Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Fulham now boasts the most expensive, non-corporate season ticket in the country at £3,000 (£3,500/$3,800). The seat is located in the club’s new riverside stand.

The highest non-corporate season ticket at Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur costs £2,025 and £1,783, respectively.

Newcastle United, West Ham United, Manchester United and Manchester City also all presented some non-corporate season tickets that were over the £1,000 mark.

“We have seen a common trend of prices going up, some into the double digits, which immediately raises concerns,” said the FSA’s Premier League network manager Thomas Concanon.

“There’s a cost-of-living crisis, and football needs to remain affordable. We don’t want to price fans out of going to games, especially when football is awash with money from broadcasting and sponsorship.”

Fulham’s ticket prices have posed a cause for concern for supporter groups, as the club’s average season ticket price rise equated to an 18% increase, just behind Nottingham Forest’s 20%.

Last season saw Fulham also come under fire after announcing the cost of Category A games, with ticket prices ranging from £65 up to £100.

Elsewhere, fans are also unhappy with the choice from Bournemouth to increase matchday ticket prices, after raising its season ticket and concession pricing.