‘The club had to do it’ – Arsenal legend defends price hike

Kevin Campbell has claimed that Arsenal Football Club had to put their ticket prices up, insisting that it was inevitable.

People around the globe are feeling the pinch with energy and gas prices having increased in recent months, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel for some at present.

Football teams also have their own deficits to overcome, especially after the Coronavirus pandemic which affected each clubs’ finances around the globe, and Campbell insists that the Gunners were forced to put the prices up to balance the spreadsheet a little.

“It was always going to be met by opposition,” Kevin told the Football Insider after hearing that the price-hike had earned a negative reaction.

“If I am correct, the ticket prices will not change for a while. Inflation is coming in. The price has to go up. The price of living is simply going up.

“At four per cent, I do not think it is astronomical. I think it is about right.

“The fact that Arsenal have had to up their prices is not going to clear the debts or the losses from Covid but it will help a little. The club had to do it.

“Fans want to pay as little as possible. I get that but at the end of the day, it is what it is.”

I believe the biggest argument is that with the amount of money coming in from TV deals and money spent on buying players dwarfs the ticket sales so much that the hike will barely be felt by the club, but the fans will feel the difference in price.

Having fans in stadiums makes a huge difference for both the players as well as how attractive the sport is for those all-important television rights, and the club should side with their loyal fans somewhat.

Do you think the supposed 4% hike is unfair?

Patrick

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7 Comments

  1. I”ll tell anyone who cares to read this exactly what “I THINK IS UNFAIR”!

    ALL PREM PLAYERS LUDICROUS SALARIES, AND FOR MANY DECADES PAST, IS NOT ONLY UNFAIR BUT A CORRUPT BURDEN ON ORDINARY FANS, LEVIED BY A SYSYEM OF WAGES THAT IS LUDICROUS, AND OBSCENE AND STUPIDLY STOOD FOR BY FANS WHO WILLINGLY PAY SEASON TICKETS ETC AND DO NOT EVEN KICK UP A MUCH OF A FUSS ABOUT IT.

    1. Simple, don’t pay , don’t go. Things will never change, if we miss out on the CL or the EL, then the club once again will owe ST holders

    2. JF, the BSM held 2 demonstrations about the greed in football and were laughed at, spat at and had coins thrown at them. I’m afraid that the modern football fan is far removed from the working class fan of yesteryear.

  2. Its not a huge rise, we are spending huge sums on players and everyone has a choice to make, if they dont like it. The club hasn’t put prices up for years so it had to happen. Its the way of the world.

    1. What is unbelievable is, you found most of the fans that were okay with us selling our players for pittance( Guen, Mavro etc) or give them away for free while will paid some of our acquisitions and complaining about the rise in ticket price.

  3. 4% rise in ticket prices. 3.8% rise in train fares. Fuel prices rocketing. Working class game has gone 😡

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