Statement: Ticket Pricing Protest At Kilmarnock


Posted By kevingraham

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£20's PlentyFor All (1)


In October 2015, Kilmarnock FC amended their tickets prices to £20 per adult for all Scottish Premier games this season apart from games against Celtic where the price for any adult supporter wishing to attend would be £26.


Kilmarnock, after listening to concerns of their own support that the cost of football was too high and that £20 was a fair and reasonable price, have decided to punish that same support just because Celtic are the opposition.


Why should all supporters who wish to attend this fixture, which has been moved to a 12:30pm kick off for TV, be asked to pay £6 more for this game than for any other game at the same venue in the same competition?


No supporter should be asked to pay more than another to watch the same product, in the same seats and using the same facilities.


The latest UEFA Licensing Report states that Scottish Football Fans pay the 5th highest ticket prices in Europe to watch a league ranked 24th. No supporter should be paying £26 to watch a game in Scotland. Talk to any supporter or look at the results of the many surveys on what is wrong with the Scottish game and ticket pricing is the main issue.


This situation highlights a broken and outdated ticket policy, which sees all supporters punished if a club has a larger travelling support or the game is categorised differently.  Situations like this one shows the problems that arise when clubs don’t discuss pricing with supporters or each other.


Enough is enough. Despite empty seats in nearly every ground in Scotland clubs continue to ignore supporters on the ticket pricing issue.


This is why we will be protesting at this game. We are asking supporters from both teams to join us behind the Moffat Stand from 12pm and not to enter the stadium until 5 minutes after the game has kicked off.  The majority of our members have taken the ultimate decision to boycott the game but some will be attending the protest.


We want Scottish clubs to work towards:


  • Lower ticket prices – Twenty’s Plenty for all!


  • End the categorisation of games


  • Standardised pricing


  • Enter into full and open discussions with supporters about the pricing of games


  • Enter into reciprocal agreements which benefit all match going supporters


Supporters deserve a fairer deal and a deal that gives supporters a greater say. We hope you will join us at the protest.


  1. Richie
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    You are missing your own point here ! £26 is far too much and why punish the Celtic fans ?? But you are still willing to pay the £26 and go in 5 minutes later ??? Make a real point and leave the seats empty for 90 minutes !!!!

    Hail Hail !!

    • kevingraham
      Posted March 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

      Attendances have been dwindling at RP for years. Makes no difference to the ticket price. May as well be vocal and visual as empty seats doesn’t work.

      • Elsie Cook
        Posted March 2, 2016 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

        Too late…generations of fans already lost to the game…how do we get them back…lowering of prices should have happened when all seater stadiums were first brought in and it was no longer possible to “gie a liftower” tae a wean who couldnae afford to pay. The all seater also finished the cameraderie found in the 60’s, 70’s where you could move around and stand where you felt safe and could choose yer company…I remember the day we beat Rangers at Ibrox and my daughter and I had to put up with this heid case sitting next to us – sad to say a Killie fan … F’n and blinding a’ gemme and firing disgusting racist remarks at Rangers black winger…we had to put up with this or leave the stadium…not a good experience, even though we won 2-0…

  2. Kilmarnock Supporter
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Why don’t you hold the protest at Celtic park
    Adult ticket against Dundee £26.00
    Adult ticket against Hearts £29.00
    Hypocrisy “PRICELESS”

    • kevingraham
      Posted March 1, 2016 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

      It’s says a fairer deal for all fans. That includes away fans at Celtic Park. It’s quite clear in the blog.

    • daniel hughes
      Posted March 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

      celtic charge all away fans the same

    • Althetim
      Posted March 1, 2016 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

      You are spot on Killie fan, I whole heartedly agree.
      For the record, I am a season ticket holder at Celtic Park.

  3. Michael j Moran
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Well said Kevin,its time for the Celtic support to make a stand and fight injustice,why should we be discriminated against,they want the green pound,so let them treat the support fairly.


  4. Roddy MacKay
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Completely pointless. Once they have your money they won’t give a toss. Boycott the game yes, don’t go. Simples. Boycott it properly. Have a demo outside if need be. At least then the point is hammered home, and they are hammered in the pocket, that’s the only way they will EVENTUALLY start to listen. No wonder Scottish football is on its arse. The pricing of Scottish football across the board is crazy. It’s not just Kilmarnock although to single out the Celtic fans is downright stupid. Why single out the fans that bring the most away support to your stadium? People can’t afford to buy food for their families and they want to charge £26 for a game of football. Charge the adults a score and the kids a fiver, make it affordable, you never know the kids might just enjoy it so much they’ll want to go back week after week. Invest in the future, it’s not rocket science. Will Scottish football see it like that? Not a chance. Blinkered beyond belief.

  5. Brian trainer
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    My kids are badgering me to take them to the game the morra nite. As they are twin girls aged 13 it will cost me £34 for the two of them plus my ticket of £26. £60 for the 3 off us on a wed nite. That’s why CP is not full. Lawell get the cost down and we’ll go back.

  6. daniel hughes
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    why don’t we bhoycott the shitehole alltogether

  7. Mark McCann
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    So your protest is to miss 5mins but still pay the £26. That’s incredibly ineffective and sends a message to nobody. Killie losing on thousands of pounds on the other hand…

  8. ricky hendry
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Bonkers to pay £26 then miss 5 mins .do it properly and call for a complete boycott

  9. Alec Lindsay
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    I’m a Celtic fan and our ticket prices for home and away fans are shocking 26-29 pound it’s disgusting

  10. Edward Donagher
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    If you want to make a point Boycott the game .
    Do not go to the game and advise the media why you are Boycotting the game

  11. lawrie meechan
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    check the prices at celtic park if you don’t have a season ticket,are you not going to boycott celtic games,or stand outside,and how stupid is missing 5 mins still paying the same money what point is there to that,bye all means protest but its the individuals choice,i,ll be there in my seat for kick-off that’s my choice

    • kevingraham
      Posted March 2, 2016 at 12:08 am | Permalink

      Off course it’s the individuals choice and we fully respect your choice and all our members choices.

  12. Pete
    Posted March 2, 2016 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    If we are going to do this right as Celtic fans we should stop going anywhere, especially on SFA cup games. As long as we keep paying these prices no one will take a blind bit of notice. We are a Scottish football cash cow. Top prices for low grade football

  13. kevingraham
    Posted March 2, 2016 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for all the comments.

    All points are all issues and views that have been raised since our members first muted action for this game. We info gathered and presented this to our members. Some have decide to boycott and others will protest and go in.

    Above all, it was clear from all our members that we couldn’t stand back and continue to do nothing. And that’s what we are doing. We are doing something.

    If you want to join us at the protest you are more than welcome. If you want to go into the ground then on you go. We respect that decision. We are not telling anyone what to do just the same as we asked the members what they wanted to do and then let them make their own decisions.

    My own opinion is that I feel that the ticket price I pay is the price to support Celtic. I don’t see it as supporting the other club. Why should I pay more to support my club than someone else? The colour of our scarves are different but the act is just the same.

    Again, thanks for taking the time to read, think and comment.


  14. Another Killie Fan
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Still cheaper to watch Celtic at Rugby Park than at Celtic Park so why single out Killie who have to pay stupid prices for “restricted view” seats at your ground? Killie fans will also be paying the exact same as Celtic fans at the home game so where does “No supporter should be asked to pay more than another to watch the same product, in the same seats and using the same facilities” come into it? I 100% agree that the overall cost is too much for SPFL games and that all clubs should charge no more than £20 regardless of who is playing – but it’s the Celtic board who set the price for watching Celtic, no one else, they are the ones you should be protesting to as they also refuse to compromise with any other team on price.

    • kevingraham
      Posted March 4, 2016 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

      It’s quite clear that we say that no Kilmarnock fan should be paying more to watch a game against us. Yes, we agree youse get a rubbish deal at Celtic Park. Never in question.

      The Celtic board haven’t set the price for the game at Rugby Park. That has been solely Kilmarnock’s decision. It’s their decision to charge you £6 more to watch us. No, that isn’t fair. Same as it’s not fair that you charge Motherwell fans £20 but they charge you £23. Why don’t they compromise on price?

      It’s a fairer deal for all we want.

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