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Spurs fans plan protest against soaring ticket prices

Some matchday tickets now cost as much as £103 per person, reports Olivia Opara

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on a matchday
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on a matchday

Tottenham Hotspur fans will be staging a protest this weekend against the club’s increase of matchday ticket prices.

Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust is hosting the protest this Saturday (19th) in response to the club’s decision to increase the price of matchday tickets for the 2023/24 season.

They are asking for a full reversal of the matchday ticket price increases, a guarantee of no increases for the 2024/25 season, and a fair ticketing strategy. In an online statement, the trust claims that the decision was made “without any consultation with supporters or fan groups” which it immediately opposed in a meeting in July. 

This season, matchday ticket prices have increased from between £3 and £15 for Category B and Category C games, and between £10 and £17 for Category A games – with the top price for a single match being £103. 

The trust, a non-profit run by fans of the club, said: “If these rises are not opposed, we believe there will be more to come.

“Supporters should be at the heart of every decision the club makes, instead, our loyalty is being exploited. Ticket price increases are not an economic necessity for the ninth richest club in world football.

“They are a choice: a choice the club’s board has chosen to make against the backdrop of a cost-of-living crisis with prices already sky high. We therefore call on all Spurs fans to join us in telling the club: enough is enough.”

The protest will take place at 3.45pm on Tottenham High Road, opposite the club’s ticket office, ahead of the first Premier League home game of the season against Manchester United.

Although matchday tickets have risen, season ticket prices for fans have been frozen for the past two years, with the club saying in a statement: “We recognise and greatly appreciate the ongoing commitment our fans continue to make in showing support for the team.”


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