Man United to raise price of Sevilla fans' tickets in price war

Man United to raise price of Sevilla fans' tickets in price war

Manchester United will subsidise the ticket price increases for their trip to Sevilla by increasing prices for fans of the Andalucian club at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have responded to their Champions League ticketing row with Sevilla by increasing prices for the Spanish side's supporters.

It had initially been criticised for being the most expensive ticket United fans have ever had to pay for on an away day.

Therefore we have taken the hard decision to charge Sevilla fans for the return leg at Old Trafford the same amount as our fans have been charged for the away fixture.

Manchester United have offered to subsidise supporters travelling to next month's Champions League tie at Sevilla after being charged over the odds by the Spanish club.

"Owing to questions of security, the Premier League club did not act in accordance with UEFA regulations - which dictate 5 per cent of the stadium's capacity (3,800 seats in this case) should be made available to the visiting club - when ticket prices were announced midway through December". The club will then use the €40 difference per ticket they stand to earn to subsidise their own fans travelling down to Sevilla for the return.

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Any additional proceeds will be donated to the Manchester United Foundation.

In the email, seen by Press Association Sport, United's head of ticketing and membership Sam Kelleher wrote: "In this instance we believe that our travelling supporters are unfairly being subjected to increased/excessive ticket prices from the host club".

"Sevilla will be in contact with UEFA over both Manchester United's failure to make five per cent of tickets available to away fans, as well as the club's price increase after a formal application for an away allocation".

"Right now everything is hypothetical as United have not informed the club officially of the price rise", added the source.

The first-leg of the tie will see United travel to Seville and the La Liga side have come in for criticism as a result of what they are charging the travelling Manchester support. "We welcome UEFA's willingness to discuss these issues".

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