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Spurs price families out of football

Spurs have announced season-ticket prices on Monday for their new 62,000-seat stadium, which they hope to occupy in 2018-19 with the cheapest season ticket costing £795 and the most expensive £1,995 while the average costs £875. Kids will pay £397.50 rising to £562.50 for concessions.

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust are concerned that the general increases across the board will make it too difficult for supporters to attend.

Last week West Ham announced it was freezing their season ticket prices again. The Hammers cheapest season ticket remains at £289 as long as you sign up for two years or £320 for a one year deal for a band 5 ticket with 8,000 enjoying this affordable price while nearly 10,000 under 16’s take up the founders offer of £99 season tickets for kids.
A source close to the club told Claret and Hugh today: “We believe, RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY, in affordable family football, they believe in maximising income. Imagine the screams IF we charged the Spurs prices at the London Stadium, we’d probably have a half-empty ground for all bar the main six big fixtures, BUT we’d bring in far more money.”

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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

5 comments on “Spurs price families out of football

  1. “£320 for a one year deal for a band 5 ticket with 8,000 enjoying this affordable price” -yep, really enjoyable…

  2. I bet they wish they are going to have the family atmosphere like we had Saturday, they’ll miss that won’t they.

  3. Affordable family football is a reasonable objective, but I don’t see how its compatible with the stated objective at the time of the takeover to get the club to the Champions League. Frankly, if we havn’t abandoned that objective, then maximising gate receipts has to be one of the tools the club uses.

    Affordable family football is probably more in line with an objective to maximise the long term support of the club, but without a plan to counteract the negative impact of not winning anything in the interim.

  4. One thing the daves did say the night they took control of the club was that they would try to take over the OS and make watching games more afordable think they have done that
    I love the stadium and i had 53 seasons at upton park and after they pulled down the old west stand and built the new one i was not much closer to the pitch than i am now And if you put the seats on the touch line only the first 10 rows would be better off .
    I loved upton park and always will but i loved my first house too but i now live somewhere
    bigger and better

  5. I have a band 5 season ticket and so can afford to take my two boys. I know its not upton park but my boys have never known any different. its been enjoyable until recently when the idiots started their protesting. take a good look at those spurs season ticket prices similar to the arsenal because when you get your way and you force our owners out and the ‘next level’ owners take over we will be getting ‘next level’ prices to match. thousands of families like mine will no longer be able to afford to go. thanks very much protesters. this is why you see fights breaking out in the stands and pitch invaders getting a belting from their own fans. its because not everyone agrees with you.

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