The Club is aware THST lobbied for a price freeze on all match day pricing and, having been informed this morning, we along with the wider fanbase have been told rather than consulted. This must change if dialogue is to happen and supporter input is genuinely desired.
The Club knows this is something THST cannot support and we feel an increase of this magnitude is excessive. Our match tickets are already amongst the most expensive in the Premier League and fans should not have to dig further into their pockets when they are already seeing their living standards squeezed by the cost-of-living crisis.
We were also made aware of plans to move Newcastle United from a Category B to Category A game and Nottingham Forest from Category C to B. The split was previously five Category A games, nine Category B and five Category C. From next season it will now be six Category A games, nine Category B games and four Category C.
We will now be looking closer at the breakdown of increases across all price points and will then calculate the additional income this will generate for the Club. Whilst we recognise the increased operational costs and lack of European revenue for this coming season, we believe there are other ways the Club can generate this lost revenue. This burden should never be pushed on to match-going supporters.
7 July 2023