Ticket prices are a gripe among football fans at every level. Often the pain clubs put supporters through outweighs the ecstasy, and to see our beloved teams in action, hard earned coin has to be parted with. Nowhere on the planet does the coast of spectating out-do the Premier League, with prices to get through the turnstile rocketing on a yearly basis, despite the massive amounts of cash swilling around in the top tier.
So, it’s refreshing to see West Ham going about things a little differently, with their 2016 move to the Olympic Stadium set to coincide with a massive drop in season ticket fees. As reported by the Daily Mail, the lowest price for every home Premier League game is just £289, which falls below the cheapest current figure – Stoke’s £294. Further to this, U-16s will be able to pay just £99, while a family of four can see all 19 games at the Olympic Stadium for just £776. Not bad!
However, there’s been plenty cynicism and ‘banter’ on Twitter, and here are some of the comments floating around. Some people will never be happy!
West Ham have stated that season tickets at the Olympic stadium will be as low as £289 They have to fill it somehow! pic.twitter.com/E0lHpsOG3r
— ByTheMin Sport (@ByTheMinSport) April 22, 2015
Easy for West Ham to reduce season tickets considering the new TV deal and the fact their new stadium was funded by tax payers
— Ian (@safcianpeterlee) April 22, 2015
The good thing for West Ham fans is that the most expensive season tickets won’t face the pitch.
— Ospina Colada (@MetalGiroud) April 22, 2015
Personally not having this West Ham ticket stuff, their tickets are going up 5% next season & away tickets are £55. Just well timed PR
— Peter Mcpartland (@PED7) April 22, 2015
Nice of West Ham to reduce tickets slightly after being given a free stadium & loads of free cash.
— West Stand Bogs (@WestStandBogs) April 22, 2015
No wonder West Ham can offer cheap tickets, you can when you’re given a stadium for peanuts.
— Josh (@PotterHoppo) April 22, 2015
Fair play on West Ham dropping their prices. They have just realised that they won’t fill the new stadium, so there giving tickets away LOOL
— Conor Pullen (@Conorpullen) April 22, 2015
The downside to cheap West Ham season tickets is, of course, that you have to watch West Ham.
— Ben Smith (@Smith14) April 22, 2015
West Ham apparently having the cheapest season tickets in the league. No doubt they’ll make up that money by charging billions for away fans
— Sam (@SamTheLost) April 22, 2015
Small print; the cost of season tickets at West Ham are rising for the 2015-16 season by 5%.
— Joe Mardon (@TheArsenal_) April 22, 2015
I bet West Ham won’t reduce the cost of tickets for away fans visiting their new stadium. #£65andthensome
— James Seymour (@JSey1) April 22, 2015
West Ham fans: the money you save on your season tickets, you can use to by a decent pair of binoculars.
— Maximus (@MaximusYid) April 22, 2015