Fans outrage at 24 hour United ticket deadline

ticketsWest Ham have set the cat among the pigeons with fans after setting a 24 hour  Priority post deadline for tomorrow on ticket sales for the Manchester United FA Cup quarter Final at Old Trafford.

And an Old Trafford pricing decision has also gone down very badly indeed among Irons fans.

Adults  will have to pay up to £55! Adult Season ticket holders will need to fork out between £37 and £47 for a ticket, members £40 to £50 and non members £45 to £55 for a ticket. Club coaches will cost between £35 and £40 per person.

The club confirmed ClaretandHugh’s story earlier this week that the Hammers have been allocated 9,000 away tickets for the Manchester United match in the FA Cup quarter final.

As we explained, Manchester United have a special dispensation with the FA limiting their allocation of Old Trafford to 9,000 (just 12% of their 76,000 capacity). It is the same number we took up north in 2001 when Paolo Di Canio scored the only goal while Barthez waited for a taxi.

But prices have almost doubled in the 15 years when the 9,000 fans paid an average price of £24 pounds in 2001 to watch West Ham beat the Red Devils 1-0.but

Fans have inundated CandH with complaints that the date and time of kick off is omitted from the update on WHUFC.com and is yet to be confirmed.

Some season ticket holders are fuming that a Priority post deadline has been set for tomorrow (Thursday 25th Feb) despite not knowing the day and time of the quarter final.

Several described it as “a fiasco in the making” saying: “Twenty four hours norice when we don’t even know when the game will be played is a joke.”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “Fans outrage at 24 hour United ticket deadline

  1. Only 11,000 seats is a poor show. Can we set the same restrictions when we get to the OS.
    For those making the journey, I hope all the coaches are serviced before they go.

  2. At a capacity of 54,000 we would have to give them 8,100 at the OS increasing to 9,000 if we increased capacity to 60,000.

    However, Arsenal have 60,000 and never give 9,000 citing safety concerns.

    By the way, we have 9,000 seats not 11,000 as the story says

  3. Can’t really blame the ticket office; the application process takes a given timescale to allow for application, allocation and despatch. I’m as frustrated as anyone, but it’s part of following a successful club, so may need to get used to it!

  4. Every which way one cuts this, it ain’t right. Selling tickets without a date or kick off time? No way! The box office is making their problem, the fans problem. They have to have a system that CAN cope with it. With the money swishing around from TV rights etc, the League could set standards on this, and possibly demand some of the money goes to funding it etc.

  5. Outrage! The only outrage is that this isn’t an outrage. Another c&h special

  6. its business. Supply and demand. Same as season ticket holders selling their tickets on ticket trader to non season ticket holders for £60 plus per Barclays premier league game while they sit at home and watch it on the telly.

  7. sorry am I missing something .. Satruday 12th, 3pm Kick off on the WHU site .. whats everybody on about, no date confirmed ? .. is as far as i can see

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