Should We Praise Ashley For Ticket Prices?
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Wednesday, 11th April 2012
OK, Mike Ashley is not flavour of the month as regards the renaming of St James' Park ... but we must admit, he hasn't stung Toon fans with a hike in ticket prices.
Unlike at Old Trafford, where a Manchester United fans' group has demanded a reduction in season ticket prices next term.
United raised prices this year due to an increase in VAT.
It is anticipated the club will announce next season's prices later this month.
However, it seems unlikely the Manchester United Supporters' Trust will get their wish for a cut.
With the Red Devils steamrollering their way towards a 20th league title - and a fifth in six seasons - demand at Old Trafford remains high, with 52,000 season ticket holders.
Even their executive seats, the club have managed to reach 8,000 capacity for the first time.
Under such circumstances, and with revenue falling in the second half of this season due to an early exit from Europe, it is hard to see why the Glazer family would feel it necessary to cut prices.