Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Man Utd in tit-for-tat ticket-price war with Sevilla

Man Utd in tit-for-tat ticket-price war with Sevilla

In addition, United even retaliated against Sevilla by increasing the ticket price for their travelling fans for the second-leg at Old Trafford to the same asking price of £89 (€101) and allocated just 2,995 tickets for the visiting Sevilla support.

The move comes after United bosses were left fuming when the Spanish club announced it would be charging fans travelling to Sevilla nearly £90 to watch the last 16 clash next month.

A Sevilla spokesman said: "Sevilla will subsidise the tickets of the fans who go to Manchester by the same amount the prices rise, so they will not pay more than the 60 Euros established (by United) in the first place".

"Therefore, we have taken the hard decision to charge Sevilla fans for the return leg at Old Trafford the same amount as our fans have been charged for the away fixture".

Whereas Liverpool met Sevilla in the group stage of this season's Champions League and their travelling support were charged £54 each for a match ticket, the visiting Man United supporters are being asked to fork out £89 each.

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The two sides, who meet in the last 16 of the Champions League, are rowing over the cost for visiting supporters in each leg and UEFA are now set to become involved.

"Sevilla will demand through UEFA that United comply to the ticketing rules that tickets for home and away fans have a similar price for similar categories".

The Daily Mail report that Sevilla had allocated 2450 tickets for United fans at €100 and another additional 200 tickets set at €150 but given what Manchester United have made a decision to do with regards to subsidising their own fans tickets, a ticket will cost around €60. Ultimately Sevilla have not agreed to significantly lower the price to what we view as a reasonable level.

A source close to Sevilla told Reuters the Spanish club would pay the difference in cost for their fans between the initial prices and the new price, as well as reporting United to UEFA. "Therefore, we have taken the hard decision to charge Sevilla fans the same amount as our fans have been charged for the away fixture".

"Our primary objective was to ensure our fans didn't end up paying this much".

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