From Each According To Their Means – FC United & Season Tickets

This summer promises to be financially a barren one for many football clubs. With unemployment having already passed the two million barrier and many analysts predicting that it will reach three million before things start to improve again, purse strings are starting to tighten and football clubs are likely to feel the pinch. Season ticket sales have become critical to the financial well-being of clubs. As they have grown over the last ten or fifteen years, clubs have become dependent on the large annual financial windfall that they bring and there is some level of concern that many clubs’ financial stability may be affected if season ticket sales fall during the summer. Many Premier League clubs have already confirmed price freezes on season tickets for next season, but one notable exception to this is Manchester United, who have already confirmed that their prices will increase by £1 per match for next season in addition to their controversial scheme by which season ticket holders have to purchase tickets for all cup matches if they purchase a season ticket. In the light of this, it is perhaps unsurprising that the most radical season ticket pricing policy should come at FC United of Manchester, the Unibind League club borne of frustration at the running of the modern game. Over the last couple of years, Bradford City and Huddersfield Town have both benefitted...

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