'Indefensible' - Tottenham slammed for ticket price hike amid £6.7bn deal

The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust have said they are "extremely disappointed" with the club's decision to increase matchday ticket prices for the second year in a row.

The club's move comes on top of the decision earlier this year to increase season ticket prices at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by six per cent and make changes to the senior concession season ticket prices which will see them eventually phased out for new applicants, with the discount reduced for existing holders.

Spurs said in their announcement: "Earlier this month, the club met with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust to discuss the pricing models being considered. For the 2024/25 season, there will be an increase on match ticket prices to allow for inflation – £6 on a Category A ticket and £1 on Category B and C tickets."

The increase means that category A matches against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle United will now cost between £71 for adults and £109. Senior concession tickets and junior ones in that category range from £35.50 to £44.50 with young adult from £53.50 to £67.

The category B games include Aston Villa, Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Nottingham Forest, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers and will cost between £49 and £96 for adult tickets. Senior and junior concessions go from £24.50 to £32.50 and young adult from £24.50 to £32.50.

Category C takes in the remaining matches of Bournemouth, Ipswich Town, Leicester City and Southampton with adult prices from £38 to £81, with senior and junior tickets costing £19 to £27.50 and young adult £28.50 to £41.50.

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The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust hit back at the club's assertion that they had consulted fully over the latest ticket price increases, claiming they had just one meeting a fortnight before the announcement.

"We are extremely disappointed with the club’s decision to increase match day tickets prices for the second consecutive year. This follows the club's announcement earlier this year that have seen season tickets increase by six per cent and of course the disgraceful changes to senior concession season tickets," read their statement.

"THST Official board members met with the club on June 4 and once again argued that during this cost-of-living crisis, ticket prices should not be increased. We asked the club to remove booking fees and to revert to five category A games, nine category B games and five category C games, rather than the 6-9-4 they have pushed ahead with.

"This is not structured dialogue or consultation and we have said as much to the club. We pushed for stretch pricing and were able to restrict the increases on category B and C games to £1, but we still believe the increase to category A games is indefensible and unnecessary.

"The cumulative effect of the increases is an overall increase higher than the rate of inflation. The club's Fan Advisory Board also expressed its opposition to the proposed increase and its disappointment at the club’s refusal to agree to revert to 5/9/5 split on match categorisation or to remove booking fees.

"A television deal worth £6.7billion is in place for four seasons from 2025/26 shining a light on the record levels of income being generated by Premier League clubs. We urge both the Premier League and the incoming independent regulator to take action and to put in place regulations to prevent clubs exploiting loyalty.

"THST Official will continue to work with Football Supporters' Association, fellow supporters’ trusts and politicians to push hard for such regulation. It has become increasingly apparent that such changes will not come from within most Premier League club boardrooms."

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