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Ticket prices continue to rise

Ticket prices continue to rise

The BBC Sport Price of Football survey has found that the average cost of the cheapest adult ticket in the top four divisions of English football has risen by 11.7% - more than five times the rate of inflation.

The survey highlights the fact that prices in football continue to rise to extraordinary levels and that many fans on lower incomes are now priced out of "the peoples game". At Arsenal the club have started to listen to supporters, and the price reductions for some matches are an excellent initiative.
Nevertheless AISA knows there are still many Arsenal fans who are unable to attend Premier League and Champions League matches because of high prices and many others who have given up their season tickets, or struggle to pay the annual cost of £985 - £1,955 because of the lack of any staged-payment scheme.
There are also senior citizens who only qualify for cheaper seats if they sit on their own, and move away from long-held seats with friends and family, a choice that no-one should be forced to make.
AISA believes much more needs to be done to ensure that live football is accessible to all Arsenal supporters, and we will continue to campaign for all the points in our ticketing charter.

The national Football Supporters Federation also argues more should be done to help keep football affordable. Malcolm Clarke, FSF chair, said:

"Fans are facing the same economic difficulties as everyone else. An industry with mega amounts of money coming in at the top of the game ought to allow some of that money to be reflected in reduced ticket prices for people who go to the games. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case".

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