Tottenham Hotspur scraps senior concession season tickets

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Tottenham Hotspur will halt new senior concession season tickets from the 2025-26 season as part of heavily criticised ticketing changes.

The Premier League club cited a huge rise in the number of over-65s concession passes being used for its decision. It will not offer new senior concession season tickets from 2025-26, however matchday senior concession tickets will remain available.

Existing season ticket holders who become old enough for a senior ticket for the 2024-25 season will still qualify for a discounted rate of 50%. However, from 2025-26 all current senior concession season tickets will be phased to a 45% discount. A 5% decrease in the discount will then be implemented each season until 2029-30.

This means that from 2029-30 senior season tickets will cost supporters 25% more than what they do today.

In announcing the changes, the Premier League club said it now has four times more senior season ticket holders than it had at its former home, White Hart Lane. It described this rise as “clearly not sustainable” and said it would start to limit ticket choice for others year on year.

Tottenham has also announced a 6% increase on season ticket prices for next season.

This makes the cheapest adult season ticket £856 ($1,090/€1,000) while the most expensive is priced at £2,367. The senior season tickets range from £428 to £606 but will match the adult prices from 2025-26.

In further news, a ticket exchange is being opened for season ticket holders to list their seats for sale for every match from the start of next season.

Tickets on the exchange will then become available for members to purchase.

“Football is not immune to the rising costs of goods and services across the board and we continue to look at all options to minimise ticket price increases, while absorbing the vast majority of costs,” read a club statement.

“In the five years since the stadium opened in April, 2019, there has only been one season ticket price increase of 1.5%.

“There has, however, been a significant increase in matchday costs outside of our control such as utilities, rates and consumables, along with the need to continue to operate on a sustainable basis. For 2024/25, season ticket prices will increase by 6%.”

Fans have castigated the decision, including the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust (THST) which met with the club to see season ticket proposals on February 21.

“[We are] hugely disappointed to see season tickets increase by 6%. Discounts for senior season ticket and matchday tickets remain unchanged for 2024-25 but lead to the complete removal of new senior concessions from 2025-26 – this is unacceptable,” read a THST statement.

The decision from Tottenham comes less than three weeks after North London rivals Arsenal also raised season ticket prices by 6%.