Football - Fans want QPR to cut ticket prices

A QPR supporters' group has called on the club to reduce season ticket prices following their relegation to the npower Championship.

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Despite two years of huge investment, QPR were relegated from the Barclays Premier League with four matches to spare on Sunday when they drew 0-0 at Reading, who also went down because of the result.

The west London club, who earned promotion to the top flight two years ago, will next year be playing at places like Turf Moor and Portman Road rather than Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge, and supporters feel that should be reflected in season ticket prices.

Rangers' current ticket prices span from £499-£949 whereas their Championship neighbours in London like Millwall charge just £249 for their cheapest season ticket.

That, and the fact that the club's supporters have filled Loftus Road for most of the season despite the team's poor showing, means fans deserve to pay less when they watch their team in the Championship next season, according to QPR1st Supporters Trust.

The group's chair, Stephen Dedridge, said: "If we were paying what we are now we would be paying over the odds so we would like a reduction.

"We have been discussing with the board what they might do regarding season ticket prices and we are just hoping the board will appreciate they need to incentivise the fans to keep their interest.

"A lot of us will still go providing that the club respects our loyalty. If what they charge us is comparable to what other clubs pay that will be a big step forward.

"People will come providing that the club isn't expecting them to pay for the horrendous mistakes it has made."

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