(Reuters) – Liverpool will nudge up the worth of its season tickets subsequent season for the primary time in eight years as a result of rising prices, the Premier League aspect stated on Tuesday, in a choice the membership’s Supporters Board referred to as “merciless and unjust”.
The membership will proceed to freeze costs for juniors and the native basic sale, which is able to stay at 9 kilos ($11) per ticket, and it stated not more than 17 kilos can be added to the worth of season tickets.
“The rise is a results of important rising prices throughout the membership,” Liverpool stated in an announcement. “Previously 5 years, annual working prices for Anfield have elevated by practically 40% and utility prices have gone up by 100% this season.”
The LFC Supporters Board referred to as the worth enhance “merciless, unjust, unreasonable and unfair” amid a cost-of-living disaster in Britain, the place annual inflation stays above 10%.
“These will increase additionally come at a time when LFC is reporting file revenues, elevated sponsorship earnings and important will increase from success on the pitch,” the Supporters Board stated.
The Supporters Board stated it had proposed alternate options similar to sponsorship offers and stand-naming rights to generate income equal to the two% value enhance.
Liverpool, now sixth within the Premier League standings, would lose out on Champions League income subsequent season in the event that they fail to win that competitors or to complete within the high 4 of the home league.
They journey to Actual Madrid on Wednesday evening for the second leg of their Champions League spherical of 16 tie, after shedding the primary leg 5-2 at residence in mid-February.