Man Utd Season Tickets

CFC1

Member
Just seen on Sky Sports News that Man Utd have sold 64,000 season tickets for the upcoming season :eek: .

That is impressive, given the level of vitriole when the Glasers took over.
 
Fact is, for every Manc who 'protests' by not buying a season ticket, there's a glory hunting mongboy from Surrey willing to travel up and take his place. Roy Keane knows it, I know it, we all know it.

The stupidity of "United ['PLC'] - NOT FOR SALE" being on supporter banners can never be forgotton.
 

CFC1

Member
Here Here!
I read in the paper yesterday that Man Utd are now selling prints of the "Not for $ale" banner :eek: If that aint taking the P*** :D
 

DJT75

Distinguished Member
It's just great for Mr Average with 2 kids who wants to go along for their annual treat to see Man Utd play.

I'm not Mr Average but I think it takes the p*** when only those that can afford an annual £600-£2000 lay out can go see the top teams play.
 

CFC1

Member
Absolutely right. It's a disgrace, but sadly a trend that looks irreversible. I live in Northern Ireland and on the odd occasion that I want to go over for a game, it's the same story.... no tickets for sale to the general public! No wonder ticket touts are getting fat!

I understand the need to guarantee some advance revenue via season ticket sales, but it alienates the casual spectator and hinders the growth of potential new supporters.
 

ed_mcl

Banned
Istanbul_Kop said:
Fact is, for every Manc who 'protests' by not buying a season ticket, there's a glory hunting mongboy from Surrey willing to travel up and take his place. Roy Keane knows it, I know it, we all know it.

The stupidity of "United ['PLC'] - NOT FOR SALE" being on supporter banners can never be forgotton.
:boring: Oh look, a bitter scouser, how original.
 

overkill

Well-known Member
Istanbul_Kop said:
Just facts, my friend, just facts.
The fact is none of the 'big' clubs have any more than a tiny percentage now of their original 'working class', local support. The game has become the home, almost exclusively, of the Middle classes or those with no life and plenty of money to waste on £1,000 season ticket.
 

Orson

Moderator
Just how much are season tickets at ManU? My mind is boggling at the revenue they must have generated.
And does anyone know of a website that lists a table of seson ticket prices for the Prem & Championship?
I'm curious, as I'm a season ticket holder at Derby, and for 1 adult & 1 junior (11-16) it costs me £380. A couple of folks I know are paying more to watch teams in the same league and lower.
And I know, I've asked for it, bring on the jokes :D
 

stg

Novice Member
Orson said:
Just how much are season tickets at ManU? My mind is boggling at the revenue they must have generated.
And does anyone know of a website that lists a table of seson ticket prices for the Prem & Championship?
I'm curious, as I'm a season ticket holder at Derby, and for 1 adult & 1 junior (11-16) it costs me £380. A couple of folks I know are paying more to watch teams in the same league and lower.
And I know, I've asked for it, bring on the jokes :D
Not sure of a place for all the teams, but here's United's top one:

North / South Upper Wings £37 per game £703 for the season
 

CFC1

Member
By my reckoning, average season ticket prices being £600 and there being 64,000 of them, that amounts to £38.5 million. It's mindblowing therefore that all of this doesn't even buy a couple of decent players. :eek:

Even more mindblowing is the thought that Roman Abramovich carries more than this in loose change in his car's ashtray! :D
 

lostinspace

Well-known Member
My old boss and his family have 4 Man U season tickets a year, and sells them on straight away at a huge profit. He's done it for at least 15 years to my knowlege, and treats it as a nice little earner.
AFAIK he's never even been in the ground, and his sons are city supporters! But the profit he makes on the United tickets pay for their season tickets.

PS Why are they allowed to be called Manchester United? Manchester isn't united so isn't the name a breach of the trade descriptions act?:D
 
CFC1 said:
:eek: Are we being overcharged at the Bridge?
I'd say so:

Shevchenko Salad - £30m.

Shaun Wright Peanuts - £21m.

Carvalho Potatoes - £20.

You could have got a Borgetti Bolognese for £1m!

:rotfl:
 

CFC1

Member
Istanbul_Kop said:
I'd say so:

Shevchenko Salad - £30m.

Shaun Wright Peanuts - £21m.

Carvalho Potatoes - £20.

You could have got a Borgetti Bolognese for £1m!

:rotfl:

OUCH! :eek: Stupid me, I walked right into that, didn't I?
 

RMCF

Distinguished Member
CFC1 said:
By my reckoning, average season ticket prices being £600 and there being 64,000 of them, that amounts to £38.5 million. It's mindblowing therefore that all of this doesn't even buy a couple of decent players. :eek:
Because the Glazers interest payments on the loans they took to buy Utd PLC is probably around about £38.5m per year!!
 

Del Boy Smiffy

Distinguished Member
CFC1 said:
Absolutely right. It's a disgrace, but sadly a trend that looks irreversible. I live in Northern Ireland and on the odd occasion that I want to go over for a game, it's the same story.... no tickets for sale to the general public! No wonder ticket touts are getting fat!

I understand the need to guarantee some advance revenue via season ticket sales, but it alienates the casual spectator and hinders the growth of potential new supporters.
I never knew you were not a Londoner following your team, so why Chelsea? And for how long?:hiya:
 

CFC1

Member
Del Boy mate: I was born in South London, but I married a girl from Northern Ireland and we moved over here 13 years ago.

Ironically, I began supporting Chelsea 5 minutes before the start of the 1967 Cup Final. Because most of my little buddies supported Spurs, I decided to be different...The rest, as they say is history (bad history with regards to the result of that game):mad:
 

chaddy

Banned
The cheapest Man U season ticket is around £250.
Hate to keep brining this up but over 70% of season tickets holders live in greater Manchester.
And you can get a ticket for every game.
Just go to the the ticket office before the game.
(the bigger the opponents the earlier you get there)
And just wait.
Can be 2 hrs can be 7 hrs but there are always tickets available.
Been to over 20 matches in the last 3 years doing that way.
(be warned me and my mates always get there for about 7.30am and are always near the front of the cue.)
 

CFC1

Member
With all those seasonticket holders, I am impressed that they still put some on general sale! I hate to say it, but good for them! :)
 

chaddy

Banned
there not classed as general sale, more like returns.
Most of the time we get sat with the players and wives.
Sat behind ole and his wife, giggsy's dad, Jordan (when dating Dwight), mark Robbins. rio's brother,beckhams sister and Brooklyn.
Its mainly them phoning up saying they can't make it and then those tickets get sold.
If your lucky there will be about 100 tickets up.
thats why you have to get there early.
For the Man U vs Real Madrid champs league final i cued for 11hrs to get a ticket for that.
 

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