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Revealed: full scale of football tickets being resold on StubHub at huge profit

€1.5m of tickets for one Liverpool game sold or advertisedCondemnation from top clubs, sports minister and fansPremier League clubs, the sports minister and football fans have condemned StubHub, as data emerged that uncovers for the first time the scal…

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Revealed: full scale of football tickets being resold on StubHub at huge profit

€1.5m of tickets for one Liverpool game sold or advertisedCondemnation from top clubs, sports minister and fansPremier League clubs, the sports minister and football fans have condemned StubHub, as data emerged that uncovers for the first time the scal…

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Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘pricing out’ of football fans in Premier League

Labour leader says German model of fan ownership is more democraticJeremy Corbyn has spoken of his admiration for the German model of football fan club ownership as he went into detail about Labour’s plans to give supporters influence over how their te…

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Norwich cap Carrow Road tickets at £30 for Premier League return

• ‘We shouldn’t price people out of football,’ say promoted club• Carrow Road’s 27,000 capacity will pay £30 or underNorwich have capped ticket prices at £30 on their return to the top flight, reviving the issue of accessible pricing for fans in the Pr…

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Norwich cap Carrow Road tickets at £30 for Premier League return

• ‘We shouldn’t price people out of football,’ say promoted club• Carrow Road’s 27,000 capacity will pay £30 or underNorwich have capped ticket prices at £30 on their return to the top flight, reviving the issue of accessible pricing for fans in the Pr…

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English fans hit out at Uefa over ‘extortionate’ cost of going to finals

Supporters of Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea irate at high cost of watching the gamesFans of the four English clubs to have made it to Europe’s two main football finals have joined forces to criticise Uefa’s disregard for the “extortionate costs…

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Fifa files criminal complaint against ticket site Viagogo

Football governing body acts as part of crackdown on unauthorised World Cup salesFifa has filed a criminal complaint in Switzerland against the ticket website Viagogo as part of a crackdown on unauthorised World Cup sales.The move by football’s world g…

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Uefa charge against Anderlecht offers hope for fleeced fans on ticket prices

As Liverpool and Manchester United wrangle with Champions League opponents over ticket prices, a campaign by Bayern Munich fans may be about to bear fruitShortly after 6pm CET on Tuesday Anderlecht were charged with infringing Article 19 (3) …

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Manchester United hit back at Sevilla by charging away fans £89 for tickets

• United increase prices for Champions League last-16 tie to match Sevilla’s • Old Trafford revenue used to subsidise United fans £35 for tickets in SpainManchester United will charge Sevilla supporters £89 each to see their team at Old Trafford after …

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Ipswich Town lead the Championship battle to give away fans a fair deal

In reaction to some second-tier clubs charging up to £44 for travelling supporters, Ipswich are pioneering a ground-breaking reciprocal deal of £25

Back in April the disgust in Simon Grayson’s voice was evident when, before a visit to Leeds United, the then-Preston North End manager was asked for his views on the cost of supporting his team at Elland Road. “It is bordering on a disgrace that it is £37 for a Championship fixture and £42 on the day,” Grayson said. “There’s got to be some thought for supporters who want to go and watch football matches. How can Championship clubs charge more than Premier League teams to watch their team play?”

Related: Championship ticket prices: how did clubs end up charging £52 a game?

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Labour’s Tom Watson calls for more flexible rail ticketing to help away fans

• Shadow sport secretary Tom Watson criticises late changes to fixtures
• ‘When matches are switched for TV it is fans who pay the price’

As the Premier League season gets under way with a highly inconvenient Friday evening kick-off for Leicester in London, the Labour party has called for more flexible rail tickets to make it easier for fans to get to games.

Rail fares are considerably cheaper when booked up to three months in advance but Labour feels it is unfair football supporters are unable to take advantage when the day of their game is switched for television purposes.

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As Millwall’s crisis shows, football is about far more than just sport | Tim Farron

The club’s stadium is under threat – if it goes, the wider community will lose not just a local team, but jobs, soccer schools, and much else besides

The key moments in football are so often defined by rivalries. The clash of personalities, the season’s crucial fixture. The sweetest victory, and the bitterest defeat, will almost always be the away match at the ground of your biggest rival. Your greatest win there, or biggest loss, will remain lodged in your memory.

Even so, there is also a shared understanding among fans from all sides. While you want to beat your rivals, you also understand how much their fans love their team, and how their club’s identity matters as much to them as your own does to you. The beautiful game is a huge part of all fans’ lives.

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Uefa takes action against Viagogo over illegal Euro 2016 ticket sales

French police raid Bordeaux hotel where staff from online marketplace were handing out tickets for Italy v Germany

European football’s governing body Uefa has filed a criminal complaint against the ticketing website Viagogo for illegal ticket sales at Euro 2016.

Sources in Bordeaux told the Guardian that French police raided the hotel Le Provençal last Saturday, where Viagogo staff had booked a room and were handing out tickets for the game between Italy and Germany.

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Traditional football supporters priced out | Letters

Your editorial (This ruthless ousting shows where football’s priorities lie, 24 May) sums up a growing view among supporters: namely that match-going fans are being exploited unnecessarily. With the vast amounts of television money going to every Premier League club, most have spurned the opportunity to reward fans, and indeed grass-roots football, by cutting significantly ticket prices, and by subsidising football in local areas, perhaps by funding all referees’ match fees in local leagues.

I am a lifelong Southampton fan, but I am not renewing my season ticket, because I resent seeing the bulk of the television money going into the pockets of players and agents. The clubs do not need the income from tickets to survive, as they once did.

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Would cheaper tickets in the Premier League damage non-league clubs?

Paying £12 to watch Stalybridge Celtic play in the sixth tier might sound excessive but these clubs might cease to exist if prices were cut any lower

By Richard Greenwood for In Bed With Maradona, of the Guardian Sport Network

I’m a Stalybridge Celtic fan. For the life of me I don’t know why. As a seven-year-old my dad took me to Old Trafford to watch David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Eric Cantona. A week later he took me down to Bower Fold to watch the team that sits right on my doorstep. “Which do you prefer, son?” he asked.

Twenty years later I still visit Bower Fold for every match. The lure of non-league football was too great. They became my love, my passion. Sitting in the gods just didn’t appeal and the only shaven-headed magician I idolised was Ian Arnold, not the enigmatic Frenchman. To this day I still hear: “Twelve quid to watch that load of rubbish? No thanks,” from my friends. Which is a problem for non-league. A big one.

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Manchester City fans ponder protests over Champions League ticket prices

• Tickets for home game against Paris Saint-Germain priced from £45 to £60
• ‘The club need to really listen to the fans now on ticket prices’

Manchester City fans are considering walkout protests after criticising the club for crossing the line over ticket prices for the forthcoming Champions League quarter-final clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

The club claim the £60 cost of top-priced tickets (the cheapest is £45) is a “fair reflection of the profile of the game”. However, supporters are angry at the large increase on prices from the previous round against Dynamo Kiev last week, when tickets cost between £30 and £40, and from the group stage matches against Juventus, Sevilla and Borussia Mönchengladbach, when prices ranged from £20 to £40.

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Hull City to scrap season tickets and introduce new membership scheme

• Some fans will have to move seats in Hull smart card system
• Monthly membership starting at £21 up to £51 a month

Hull City have announced plans to scrap season tickets next season and replace them with a new membership scheme that they claim could save fans up to £282.

The club said the new Earn Your Stripes Season Membership will ensure they are one of the cheapest clubs to watch in the Premier League should they win promotion with savings of up to 47% if they remain in the Championship.

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Belittled fans deserve this goodwill gesture over away ticket prices | Owen Gibson

The move to cap ticket prices at no more than £30 for away fans is such a no-brainer that to applaud it feels an odd thing to do. For once the fans spoke and the clubs finally listened

In a game that has long taken loyalty for granted, those who follow their team away from home have remained bedraggled outliers. Patronised, belittled, taken advantage of, subject to last-minute fixture changes, herded around the country on expensive and unreliable transport networks, given a dreadful view and charged handsomely for the privilege.

They put up with it partly because being an away fan affords a visceral thrill that many find is increasingly missing at home and partly because, well, it’s what they do. The move to cap ticket prices at no more than £30 for away fans is such a no-brainer that to applaud it feels an odd thing to do.

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Premier League away fan tickets to be capped at £30 from next season

• Clubs unanimously approve new limit for visiting supporters
• Premier League says away fans ‘essential for match atmosphere’

Ticket prices for away fans in the top flight will be capped at £30 for three seasons from next season, the Premier League has announced.

Clubs agreed unanimously to introduce the new cap, which follows a string of protests from supporters about the high cost of admission. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Premier League said: “Clubs know that away fans have a unique status. They are essential for match atmosphere and stimulate the response from home fans that distinguishes Barclays Premier League matches from those of other leagues.

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David Cameron urges Premier League clubs to be fairer to fans on ticket prices

• PM promises to look into rising prices amid time of increased TV income
• Cameron highlight importance of ‘keeping cost of football at a sensible level’

David Cameron has called on Premier League clubs to be fairer to supporters when setting ticket prices.

The spiralling cost of watching football has been under scrutiny in recent weeks, with Liverpool fans last month staging a mass walkout during a match in protest at plans to charge £77 for some tickets.

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