Hatton gives up City box amid price hikes

Eurosport - Sat, 24 Jul 13:41:00 2010

Boxer Ricky Hatton has not renewed his private box at Manchester City after prices rocketed to nearly 40, 000 per season.

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The Mancunian and his friends have enjoyed a City box for 10 years but decided to get rid of it when prices jumped from 28,000 to 39,000 for next season.

"When the price went up, all the lads said 'We can't pay that'," the 31-year-old said.

Hatton and his fiancee Jennifer Dooley are reported to have recently bought a house in Gee Cross, Greater Manchester for 3 million.

"Ricky has a circle of mates he's known for years," a source told The Sun newspaper.

"But they're not millionaires and these new prices were too extravagant for Ricky and the lads. Times are tough."


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