Prices Go Through The Roof At Loftus Road, And The Supporters Follow

On the last day of the season and front of a capacity crowd at Loftus Road, Queens Park Rangers played their last Championship match of the season against Leeds United. The match was covered by the cameras of the BBC, who had already, for the last episiode of “The Football League Show” of the season, been hanging around the main entrance to the ground on South Africa Road (one of the more confusing aspects of the club’s idiosyncratic ground) as the FA’s decision that the club were not to be deducted any points over the Faurlin affair was announced, a decision made just in time to leave those that had assembled there in paryoxyms of delight at the club’s return to the Premier League after an absence of fifteen years. Some of them may this evening be wondering what they got so worked up about, after the announcement made earlier today of the club’s tickets prices for its first season back at what is, for better or for worse, football’s top table. Individual tickets for Loftus Road will cost  beween £47 and £72, whilst season ticket prices have been raised by a jaw-dropping 40%, even though the club will play four less home matches next season than it did this time around. There have been understandable howls of outrage from supporters of the club over an announcement, which threatens...

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