Fulham fans set to protest over ticket prices

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Fans of Premier League football club Fulham are set to protest ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) game against Manchester United over the price of tickets.

The worry is centred around pricing loyal fans out of the game, with the protest organised by the Fulham Supporters’ Trust, supported by women’s fan group the Fulham Lillies. The action has also been endorsed by supporters’ websites and podcasts, with the aim of drawing attention to the cost of tickets to watch football at Craven Cottage. 

According to the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), general admission adult tickets range from £67 (€77/$83) to £160. The FSA also noted that season tickets have typically increased by 18% compared to last year, with Fulham now boasting the most expensive non-corporate season ticket in the Premier League at £3,000. 

The Fulham Supporters’ Trust said in a statement: “The problem is a completely misguided ticket pricing policy that fundamentally misunderstands what it means to be a fan.

“It’s a policy which, piece by piece, is alienating a large part of our core fan base to the extent that increasing numbers just can’t afford to come to a game or bring their friends and family to help create that next generation.”

The Manchester United Supporters’ Trust has also pledged to support Fulham fans in their endeavour. 

Additionally, the Fulham Supporters’ Trust has written to the Lucy Frazer, the UK’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and shadow secretary Thangam Debbonaire, over ticket pricing.