Chelsea To Freeze Ticket Prices For '13-14 Season As Fans Continue Protest
Chelsea "will freeze ticket prices in all competitions next season for the sixth time in eight campaigns," according to Tom Pilcher of REUTERS. The freeze "covers season tickets, individual matches and entry to the hospitality lounges." Club CEO Ron Gourlay said, "Economic conditions remain tough for many people, and the club would like to thank our supporters for the consistently very good attendances we have had throughout this season" (REUTERS, 3/4). The AP reported the freeze comes "amid fan discontent at Stamford Bridge." Supporters "have been loudly protesting at matches" since Champions League-winning Manager Roberto Di Matteo was fired and the unpopular Rafa Benitez was hired in November until the end of the season (AP, 3/4).