Spirit of Shankly has become increasingly concerned with the increase in ticket prices for supporters, which has led to many members contacting us to ask what we can do about it. As proposed in the agenda for our forthcoming Annual General Meeting, we will be discussing our plan to campaign against higher ticket prices on Saturday.
We have also been contacted by several members about the high cost of tickets for the Europa League away leg versus Sparta Prague. Tickets for LFC supporters were priced at £54, but this is nothing in comparison to the £145 tickets also on sale to LFC supporters. We made representations to LFC about this and they have told us they are awaiting a response from UEFA on this matter.
The Union has looked into the regulations around ticket pricing, and noted that UEFA state that “Unless the associations or clubs concerned agree otherwise, the price of tickets for supporters of the visiting team must not exceed the price paid for tickets of a comparable category that are sold to supporters of the home team.” On checking the Sparta Prague website and ticket prices for their supporters, it is our view that the £145 tickets are priced at least £30 more than the highest price charged for home supporters, be it in a comparable category or elsewhere.
As a result of this, Spirit of Shankly will, on behalf of its members, be submitting a formal complaint to UEFA over this issue. We will keep you updated on how this progresses.