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SBD Global/February 19, 2013/International Football

Report Shows Scottish Premier League Fans Facing High Ticket Prices

Scottish Premier League football "is still the most expensive show in town at a time when even the game’s European rulers are slashing ticket prices," according to Jack Mathieson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. UEFA has "cut the cost of the cheapest briefs for the Champions League final at Wembley" by £90 ($140) compared with two years ago. Meanwhile, Scottish football bosses "still stand accused of pricing ordinary working-class supporters out of the game." The cost of taking kids to a game "dwarfs that of going to the cinema, swimming pool or safari park." In a poll of fans last year, 92% "called for reduced prices," with 42% saying that £10-15 ($16-23) per match "would be fair." Sixty-three percent of fans said that "lower prices would make them go to more games." Supporters Direct Scotland Paul Goodwin said: "Reducing ticket prices might have a short-term impact but it is not the solution" (DAILY RECORD, 2/18).
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