Super-rich football clubs hike up prices for stadium tours
Footie fans are having to dig even deeper for stadium tours at Premier League clubs.
Super-rich Manchester United , Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City are among those hitting supporters with higher prices, Sunday People research shows.
The rises are despite a huge £2.5billion in TV rights being shared among the 20 clubs in the league last season.
Martyn James, of consumer complaints site Resolver, said: “Football clubs would do well to remember that they’re nothing without their fans.
“Hitting them with yet more price hikes for stadium tours is an insult when they’re rolling in cash from TV rights.”
The walkabout at Man United’s ground has soared to £30 from £18 last season.
And a “legends” tour of the Old Trafford stadium – fronted by former players such as 1983 and 1985 FA Cup winner Norman Whiteside – now costs £140, up from £120.
Champions League winners Liverpool have increased their standard stadium tour fee from £17 to £20, even though they received the biggest portion of the TV cash – £152million.
Supporters must pay £30 to look round Spurs’ new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – up from £20 at their old home, White Hart Lane. A tour at nearby Arsenal has risen from £23 to £25.
The price at league champs Man City has also increased from £23 to £25, but they cut the cost of their legends tour from £95 to £70.
City also charge a £2.50 booking fee on the phone.
Leicester have raised their standard tour price from £14 to £15, Brighton’s is up from £13 to £15 and Southampton’s has gone from £15 to £17.50.
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