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Fan fury as Manchester City raise season ticket prices

Manchester City fans have expressed their disappointment at the club for raising season ticket prices by an average of five per cent for the 2024/25 season.

The club contacted supporters on Tuesday morning with details on how to renew their seat.

Some areas were more expensive to renew than others, but overall, the prices have increased from the current season.

Record revenues

Given that City generated record revenues of £712.8 million for last season, with profits also increasing to £80.4 million, supporters of the club were not happy with the hike in prices.

Additional sponsorship deals have been negotiated and renewed for the rest of this year, meaning the club anticipates that these revenues will continue to increase.

Season ticket prices at City have gone up almost every year for the last decade, and the five per cent rise for next season is said to be in line with inflation. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal also announced an increase in season ticket prices for the 2024/25 season.

Manchester City fans express anger at season ticket price increase

These increases come at the time of a cost-of-living crisis across the country, where people are struggling to pay their bills. The rise in season ticket prices at Manchester City has not gone down well.

@MCFCfoodbank said: “Record Profits. Record Prices. Stop Exploiting Loyalty @Man City.” This post on X.com was accompanied with the link to Manchester City’s Annual Report for the 2022/23 season.

@BlueMoonPodcast said: “We have, once again, asked the club for comment on season ticket price rises – with a specific focus on the following four questions. We also asked these questions last year and the year before and the club declined to comment.” The popular podcast with over 10,000 followers on X.com questioned the accessibility of the lowest priced tickets for supporters wanting to switch seats at the Etihad Stadium and the lack of consultation with fan groups.

Daniel Storey, who is the Chief Football Writer of the i paper, also weighed in on the debate. He said: “More season ticket price rises, this time at Manchester City. More fans who say their club just isn’t listening. More evidence that elite clubs don’t really care about loyal supporters.”


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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