Spurs fans to stage protest for visit of Man Utd to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this month
Spurs fans will stage a protest against the club’s rise in ticket prices before the side’s first home match of the Premier League season.
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The Red Devils come calling to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, August 19 in the London club's first home fixture of the Premier League season. The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust has called on fans to gather more than two hours ahead of the 5:30 pm kick-off for a protest.
Fans will gather at 3:45 pm opposite the Spurs ticket office on High Road for a 'respectful but determined' protest to demand the club 'stop ticket price rises and stop exploiting loyalty'.
Matchday ticket prices at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have increased between £3 and £15 for Category B and C fixtures and between £10 and £17 for Category A matches ahead of the new season. The top price for a single match has hit £103.
The THST reports that the price increase will generate approximately £2.5 million for Spurs, which they have branded a 'small change for Spurs but a big hit in the pockets for fans'.
A THST statement read: "Ticket prices at the Club are already amongst the most expensive in the Premier League and Europe. To make matters worse, full details were hidden in a general statement released by the Club, indicating it is fully aware the decision cannot be justified.
"The move was made without any consultation with supporters or fan groups and was immediately opposed by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust and then every elected member of the new Fan Advisory Board at its first meeting in July.
"If these rises are not opposed, we believe there will be more to come. A corresponding increase in season ticket prices would mean rises of between nine and 13 per cent for the 2023/24 campaign, and there is no guarantee that match day ticket prices will not increase further. This is clearly unacceptable so any price increases must be resisted."