Statement: Celtic Subsidising Ticket Prices For Rugby Park Means Twenty’s Plenty.

14
Mar
2016

Posted By kevingraham

Posted in Articles, Statement

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Celtics announcement today that will see all fans travelling to Kilmarnock charged £20 for adult tickets with Celtic covering the remaining £6 of the ticket cost price, is one that is fully welcomed by us.

We had planned a protest before the game to highlight the massive inconsistencies with ticket pricing and policy in Scotland but this has now been postponed to allow us to focus fully on supporting our team and also support this gesture by the club.

We have made our views on ticket prices and difficulties faced by the away fan to the club over a long period and we are delighted that they have listened.

The time to dissect the circumstances of this decision is not now and rest assured our voice won’t be silenced in the future because of this.

We still believe ticket prices are too high across the board and that the £20 price should be the maximum an adult should pay to attend a football match in Scotland.

We will take stock after Saturday on what our next move will be.  

The club have made clear the value of the away support with this gesture. That fact cannot be argued. Just as the EPL made clear of the value of an away support last week with their announcement of the £30 away ticket cap.

We want the SPFL to take the lead from our near neighbours and call for them to introduce a £20 away cap for next season. 

Today’s announcement could change ticket pricing in Scotland but we have to play our part. Let’s buy tickets and take our largest away support to Kilmarnock for a number of seasons.  

Show the club and Scottish football that Twenty’s Plenty.    

4 Comments

  1. Posted March 14, 2016 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Well done celtic

  2. David Potter
    Posted March 14, 2016 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Yes, Celtic are to be applauded for this, and Kilmarnock and others who charge over the odds should be ashamed of themselves. Twenty is indeed plenty.

  3. John Goodwin
    Posted March 14, 2016 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Hopefully our fans turn out in large numbers for this and every game from now until the end of season regardless of what they think of the management, board etc.

  4. darren park
    Posted March 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    While a decent gesture by Celtic, who have clearly done this to boost woeful ticket sales ahead of planned boycott, lets not dismiss the fact that Kilmarnock are still charging and receiving £26 per adult ticket. £6 more than any other visiting club to Rugby Park, that hasnt changed.
    And for what its worth I also feel our general matchday admission tickets is too much for home and away fans.
    You can argue on what is a reasonable admission price all day long but what should and must be stopped is categorising matches by clubs dependant on the opposition, whatever the figure may be it should be the same admission for a club to their stadium for ALL league matches, all this clause is for clubs to hike a few quid on the tickets for clubs which bring a traditionaly large support, exploiting them and using said support as a cash cow, that is abhorrent and should be booted into touch, while Celtic fans nearly always take the hit in these instances we are by no means alone in being ripped off in this manner. If to offset this clubs charge and extra pound on their admission through the season so be it but stop the practice of bumping up admission dependant on the opposition

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