Peterborough United made the decision to REDUCE ticket prices for their FA Cup tie vs Man City after it caused outrage from fans.
The Posh have admitted their initial prices were ‘wrong’ after receiving complaints from supporters after raising prices up to £42 for non-season ticket holders.
Now, following ‘feedback from supporters’, these most expensive tickets will be reduced to £36 with season-ticket holders able to purchase them for £28 instead of the previously planned £32.
The club say they had been trying to maximize revenue from what they hope will be a 13,200-capacity crowd at the Weston Homes Stadium on the 1st of March, but accept they didn’t get the approach right. Instead went straight for greed and completely misjudged the fanbase.
A club statement read: ‘Following initial feedback from supporters, the club have today revised their ticket pricing for the Emirates FA Cup tie with Premier League champions Manchester City at the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday, March 1 2022.
‘As the lowest-ranked league club playing a home fixture in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup, we strived to strike a balance between revenue generation to allow for investment into the infrastructure of the football club following two years of revenue disruption due to Covid-19, but not to the detriment of our loyal fan base.
‘We appreciate that initial balance was wrong and have amended the ticket prices.’
The Championship strugglers booked their place in the fifth round for the first time since 1986 with a 2-0 victory over QPR last weekend.
Twitter users have since reacted as Peterborough REDUCE ticket prices for the FA Cup tie vs Man City after outrage from fans…
@PoshAsh24: Fair play. More than reasonable pricing now. Let’s move on. UTP.
@NathanielOUFC: That’s still absolutely awful pricing
@HarryAnders272: Just three more rounds of fanbase complaints and they’ll be paying us to go lads
@RussWWFC: Fair enough, good price for season tickets, why not make the day trippers pay more. You don’t get moments like this often, need to make the most of them.
@PaulGC84: You’re never going to please everybody but these prices are a lot more sensitive. Thanks for revising them so quickly. Looking forward to the game!
@m_bettsy: Still out of order I’m afraid. When these draws come round it should be a great day for the club a reward as such. It shouldn’t be seen as an opportunity to rip the loyal fans off with raised ticket prices. This is an absolute PR disaster. Hang your head in shame @theposh
@MrsGoodall77: So it is more than 4 times more for any child under 18 to attend. Usually £5 but now it’s the bargain price of more than 4 times higher instead of 5 times higher. Why are you making it unattainable for your younger supporters?
@J_Schofield4: 36 quid is still a joke. They’ve openly admitted it’s just an opportunity to rake in as much dosh as possible
@chris_harman: Ticket prices are already too high at Posh – jacking them up again was always going to create a backlash. Serious lack of self-awareness from the egos in charge.
@GaryMarriott73: Those prices are a joke. £20 maximum for an adult and £5 for kids is reasonable. It a cup game on TV. Looks like your trying to cash in.
@DanielJonKnight: It’s still a ridiculous price! No class whatsoever.
@CrispLevi: 😂 have a 3rd go and you might get a reasonable price that time
@w4wilcox: Horse has bolted I’m afraid. take take take I’ll have my season ticket refunds for previous years now if you want?
@Smithyrufc: Pure greed, it’s as simple as that
@matthewferro85: Sorry. Damage already done. Didn’t buy Dmac’s video yesterday. Still taking the mick. Rather spend my money at @yaxleyfc
@HarrisonMann9: not much better to be honest these prices completely go against what the fa cup stands for
@MaD_TuRbO: People will still moan either way not that I agreed with the original prices for your fans these are better still higher but hopefully it brings some decent revenue to your team that you can use. You never know city might give you their cut?
@Smithy32152: Speaking to Derby Supporter today about ticket prices. When Derby drawn Manchester United in FA Cup price was agreed at £50 to be played at Derby. Again uproar between supporters and club , same outcome as at Posh price reduced to proper level
@trfcbenla: Whoever’s setting these prices is embarrassing.
@matt_finland: This is generally premier league pricing. I have to say Darren while I think your a good owner who’s very transparent, this is ridiculous that your charging posh fans £28 to watch their side get thrashed by city (most likely) I can understand the backlash even after the changes
@jack0hinch: that’s still shambolic, you treat us fans who go everywhere to watch the shit performances but aren’t season ticket holders like shit, also for season ticket holders that’s still shocking. pisstake from the owners pub it will be
@BR_22__: That is still awful. Almost doubled an u18 ticket price and scrapped the younger aged categories, how unfair is it if parents want to take there children and be told they have to pay £23 for each one. Shambles. £36 for an adult is still shambolic. Useless wankers.
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— Jordan (@Jorc94) February 11, 2022
When you think you’ve found the perfect balance……
Definition of loyalty – Having the privilege of having enough points to be at the front of queue to pay £36 to stand and £23 for a 12 year old pic.twitter.com/JuasFtoDk7
— Chris (@PUFCChris) February 11, 2022