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Manchester City fan representative group releases damning statement following meeting with Club over season ticket costs



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A representative group of Manchester City supporters has released a damning statement surrounding season ticket prices issued to fans for the 2024/25 season.

Following confirmation from the club in mid-March that they would be once again increasing the price of season tickets, Manchester City supporters have hit back with outrage over the handling of it’s most loyal fans.

Since the start of the 2021/22 season, City Xtra understand that the average price of an adult season ticket in the South Stand region of the Etihad Stadium will have risen by 24.2 per cent by the time the new 2024/25 season begins.

Vocal Manchester City supporter group ‘The 1894 Group’ stood strong on their firm belief that the treatment of loyal fans was unfair, unfurling a banner at a recent home game that read, ‘Record profits but record prices. Stop exploiting our loyalty’.

In a staggering move from the club, the banner was removed from the stadium prior to kick-off, and all members holding the banner had their access rescinded without valid explanation from those responsible for the decision.

Now, as per a statement released by City Matters on social media platform X, Manchester City have confirmed that they would ‘not be making any change’ to their current approach to season ticket pricing for the forthcoming season.

“Last night, several City Matters representatives attended the scheduled ticketing sub-group meeting with the club. This included the season ticket representative,” a statement from City Matters opened.

“Representatives used this meeting as a further opportunity to express supporter concern around ticket pricing at the club, especially in relation to season tickets.

“Whilst the club expressed that they were listening to supporters, they also outlined that they would not be making any change to their current approach to season ticket pricing for the 2024/2025 campaign.

“City Matter are very disappointed by this. However, representatives proposed alternative ways for the club to ease the financial burden on supporters moving forward. The club indicated that they will take these away to consider.”

A statement closed, “The club also confirmed that they did not intend to alter concessionary pricing, as has happened at other clubs.”

Manchester City’s next home game sees the club take on Wolverhampton Wanderers early next month as part of their ongoing pursuit of an unprecedented fourth successive Premier League crown, while the final contest of the season against West Ham will also take place at home.