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Should The FA cap Ticket Prices?

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Well, the question says it all really.

After some Man City fans had to reluctantly turn down the chance to see their team's 2-0 win away at Arsenal, in protest at the extortionate £65 price for away tickets, is it time the FA had some sort of regulation in place, at least for the Premier League, to allow fans to make it to all matches, especially in these times of economic mishap?

The only problem here is how it then affects smaller clubs if the cap is especially stringent. And furthermore, if the cap can be heightened for certain clubs if they are filling out their stadiums/reduced if not?

Your thoughts, please. :)

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Re: Should The FA cap Ticket Prices?

No they shouldn't.

Clubs should.

Yeah but how do you control clubs capping it then? If the clubs set the maximum ticket price it's about as good as it is now, 'cause a team like Arsenal could just say 'put the ticket price maximum at no more than £250 per ticket', and we're no further forward.

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Re: Should The FA cap Ticket Prices?

Yeah but how do you control clubs capping it then? If the clubs set the maximum ticket price it's about as good as it is now' date=' 'cause a team like Arsenal could just say 'put the ticket price maximum at no more than £250 per ticket', and we're no further forward.[/quote']

There would have to be a general governance of ticket prices by the clubs themselves. Think of a sort of PFA but for clubs as opposed to players.

The FA 'capping' prices would not be viable as I am sure there is a European law which makes such rulings unlawful.

As for the clubs I feel that they would have to cap it on a round by round basis as opposed to the opposition faced.

However thinking about it it may well be worth them agreeing to sell a percentage of tickets at a 'minimum' price so it would still enable some teams to collect top dollar from the execs in best seats etc.

Along the lines of: Round 3 - 50% of tickets at £15 including 50% of the away allocation.

However putting any of the above into practice is akin to trying to cut a tree down with a chainsaw whilst extremely peed.

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