Hull City have come in for criticism from Derby County fans ahead of next Wednesday’s Championship fixture at the MKM Stadium.
The League One title-winners host the league’s crisis club in what will be their second successive home game of the season, and with tickets going on sale to traveling supporters, the pricing structure has left them far from impressed.
Derby have requested an allocation of 1,354 tickets for the 7:45pm kick-off, but adults will be charged £33 to watch the contest, which will also be broadcast on the Sky Sports’ red button, and that’s without booking and postage costs taken into account, which adds an extra £2.
That price has left Rams fans intent on making the near-100 mile midweek trip far from impressed.
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Rams supporters aren’t the only ones displeased with the club’s pricing structure on its return to the second tier, Tigers fans themselves have been left frustrated.
While the membership cost has been widely heralded by fans – with more than 7,000 so far signed up to watch Championship football for as little as £15 – the cost of matchday only tickets has also generated frustration by those unable to commit to buying a 12-month package.
The club, however, say they are reviewing match-by-match prices following feedback from supporters, while the popular 12 and six-match passes will be available to buy in the near future which allows fans to pick their choice of games for a discounted rate.
City are by no means alone in charging top end prices for away tickets, with Birmingham City demanding £35 for this weekend’s clash with Stoke City at St Andrew’s, which will only be half open due to ongoing work.
Coventry City charged Nottingham Forest supporters £30 last weekend for their televised Sky Sports encounter, as did Fulham for their home game with Middlesbrough on opening weekend while Sheffield United priced their tickets for away fans at £33, the same as City.
In the Championship, Cardiff City were the only club to charge away fans under £20, with Barnsley fans asked to fork out just £19.
Despite football stadiums being closed for 18 months due to coronavirus and clubs keen to see income rise after seeing their gates closed for 18 months, fans are far from happy at the cost of away tickets.
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