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Town Instigated Leeds Ticket Price Talks
Saturday, 2nd Dec 2023 13:03

Fans have reacted angrily to confirmation that an adult ticket price for the Saturday 23rd December game against Leeds United at Elland Road is £47, however, we understand the Blues initiated discussions regarding a reciprocal pricing arrangement in the close season but were unable to come to an agreement with the Whites.

Town announced prices for the visit to West Yorkshire yesterday with many supporters vowing not to make the trip due to the price, which is significantly higher than the average for the division.

TWTD understands the Blues approached Leeds during the summer and instigated a conversation with a view to agreeing a set price for the two games with ticket revenue vitally important to clubs who don’t receive parachute payments.

Town wanted the Portman Road match, which Leeds won 4-3 in August, to be a category A fixture as it is one of the biggest games of the season with the Blues’ highest away adult ticket price £34.

Leeds, however, wouldn’t agree to a reciprocal agreement at that price, arguing that as they see the fixture as a category B match, Town should price their home game on that basis.

The Blues didn’t want to the Portman Road match to be category B as reducing the price from category A would hit their revenue from one of their biggest fixtures. When the match took place, the away end was a 2,008 sell-out.

The two clubs were therefore unable to come to an agreement and as a result an adult away ticket for the Elland Road game is £47, while Leeds fans paid £34 for an equivalent seat at Portman Road.

In order to mitigate fans’ costs for the game, the Blues and coach provider Galloways are providing coach travel at a reduced price.

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Bramidan added 13:32 - Dec 2
I know our away fans are fantastic but perhaps they should boycott the match.
That way Leeds get nothing.

cooper4england added 13:38 - Dec 2
Sadly we need our 12th man for this huge fixture.

Makes your blood boil though.

badadski added 13:41 - Dec 2
No away crowd and no noise gives us a disadvantage - we should start doing this to away fans pricing out the opposition so they have no support. Seems like a play to try and catch us up unfairly

Karlosfandangal added 14:09 - Dec 2

I agree but Town are better than that.
Town are a class act and don’t need tactics like that

Bluedocker added 14:26 - Dec 2
DON'T spend any money in the ground then...

hugster added 14:43 - Dec 2
I agree, don’t spend any money in the ground.

Texastom added 20:19 - Dec 2
Total fabrication. What the hell has parashoot payments got to do with it? What has agreements between 2 Clubs got to do with it? Nothing.
It’s all complete smokescreening.
Wait till we get promoted, then the real £s start.
Clubs don’t care.
Boycotting is the only way, but some daft fans will be fooled.
Not for me.

PhuketPete added 02:57 - Dec 3
I believe the EPL still has a £30 price cap for away tickets so I’ve no idea why Championship clubs would try to charge more in the first place.. incl ITFC for cat A games? But the Leeds £47 price is pure scalping and their allocation of only 2018 tickets seems like tit for tat for the 2008 we gave them - despite fact Elland Road is a larger stadium.

But boycotting this particular game altogether only benefits Leeds..

Skip73 added 21:40 - Dec 3
Typical dirty Leeds. Always have and always will be scum

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