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Wednesdayite Slam 08/09 Ticket Costs

Fans' group Wednesdayite have slammed the latest price hikes for Wednesday season tickets next season - which could make them amongst the highest prices in the Championship.

The Owls have endured a torrid time on the pitch this season and are still in the thick of a fight against relegation, with their league status for 2008-09 still unclear going in to the final three matches of the season.

But just hours before the Owls' huge Championship clash with Plymouth Arglye last night, the club announced big price increases in season tickets for next season which have seen fans on Vital Sheffield Wednesday and across the internet message boards condemn the decision, with many insisting they just can't afford to buy a season ticket next season.

And Wednesdayite have acted quickly in offering a response to the price rises - which could see Wednesday fans paying over 500 for League One football next season.

Wednesdayite commented: 'Historically we have been sympathetic to the club's pricing policy as our ticket prices were well below the average for this league, in recognition of our debt and our desire to compete in the Championship.

'However, despite being promised that we would be challenging for a play off place this season we have sold a number of our best players and we have all been let down with a very worrying relegation battle on the back of a very difficult decade.

'We therefore cannot see any justification for rises of this magnitude being imposed on our very loyal and long suffering fans.

'Across the city we see prices substantially lower than ours. This is ludicrous and is a kick in the teeth for Wednesday fans and how can we expect to attract new youngsters - the fans of the future - when young Wednesday fans have to pay more than 100, particularly when young Blades get theirs for free?

The statement continued: 'We have received so many complaints already about these prices, the message boards are overflowing condemning them and you would think they would be doing all they can to fill those empty seats to try to generate a better atmosphere and reward fans for their fantastic support over the years.

'Several clubs in the Championship are reducing or freezing prices yet we have a double digit increase!'

The current takeover talk surrounding the club rolls on as the Owls battle against the drop.

And Wednesday chief executive defended the price rises and explained on SWFC.co.uk that Owls boss Brian Laws' budget could well be shaped by the number of season tickets sold for next season.

He said: 'As always, season ticket sales go a long way to determining the manager's budget, to allow him to strengthen the playing squad. Therefore, we look forward to your continuing excellent support and buying your 2008/09 season ticket.'

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 15 2008

Time: 1:52PM

Your Comments

Agree completely it's a disgrace that the ticket prices have gone up after the season we've had
welshyowl
DISGRACEFUL. Encourage fans my backside he means blackmail brian laws budget depends on season ticket sales lower or freeze the price wednesday if you want more in not increase it 1.50 A MATCH NOT GOING TO BREAK THE BANK I KNOW. BUT THE PEOPLE I FEEL SORRY FOR MORE IS THOSE WHO PAY ON MATCH DAYS 24 A TICKET ON KOP . SHAME ON YOU SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY SHAME ON YOU. 366 ON KOP FOR POSSIBLE LEAGUE1 FOOTBALL ITS NOT HAPPENING FOR ME AFTER 30YEARS OF being a season ticket holder i feel its like a kick in the teeth.
mick66owl
i agree with the sentiments of the wednesdayite statement, but i will not be preached to by them, it sounds to me, and maybe im being a tad cynical, that they are trying to clean there dirty name by appealing to our pockets.... well **** them. ill still pay (begrudgingly) whatever swfc want
mansfieldowl
OR sell our best players if we don't buy season tickets,
BOUNCIN OWL
It cost 25 to sit in the West & East Stand Lower at Manchester United, i can see why we will be charging a pound less than them next season as Hereford at home isn't quite as popular as playing Chelsea! F****** joke!!!
LP-OWL
Unless the club no something that we dont?
will it ever happen
Another example of the absurdly incompetent idiots that run the club. Last year they said we would challenge for the play offs but then promptly sold our best players and we ended up in another turgid relegation battle with 20,000 empty seats. Oh yeah and the universally hated ID card scheme is still in place. I rarely go now and I will not even consider buying a season ticket again until a completely new management is in place.
onedeaddj
the fans have shown faith standing by the club, where is the good faith from the club following your awful season?
The Fear
If you take an average of 400 a season ticket and theres 13000 holders ( about that this year) then thats 5.2 mil. >> surely with the 6 mil we have got for players this year the board shud think about subing. our long suffering fans by at least be freezing if not dropping prices. Shambles.
tommyg
If Brian Laws budget depends on season ticket sales, does this mean that the takeover aint happening. Surely there would be a decent wage budget irrelevant of season ticket sales if the takeover happens
WorksopsNumber1
sell programmes
sharpblades
Scabby club wanting to scab more money of you Pigs. I'm sure you have enough money in your PIGGY banks to afford the hike in cost. Maybe your club will be able to afford to see programmes next season now. Oh what joy I have laughing at you scummy lot!
sharpblades
Had to activate your retarded brain there after failing with the first attempt, bluntpig?
onedeaddj
Another pig has to post on the Wednesday board because 99% of Utd fans are illiterate and can't even get a job at the McDonalds drive-thru window, never mind figure out how to operate a computer.
onedeaddj
bouncing they put them up last year mate and still sold best players brunt and whelan. who this time if we dont purchase our tickets beevers,simek,mcallister ,
mick66owl
i hope this isnt a pathetic excuse as you all know your average attencance will drop below 15,000 compared to the blades average attendance of 26,000 next season? our season tickets are the same as yours and its only existing season ticket holders that can save an extra tenner if they renew before the end of the season. dont really know what all your fuss is about.
bladesforlife1889
lets be fair its because of the 90's and the money spending when you didnt have it to spend in the first place which is why you are in the crap and position you are in today. bad management and ownership decisions is now coming back to haunt you!! straight talking and rivalry aside you cannot argue that sheffield united football club is a prime example of a very well run and organised club which many other clubs should take note and follow by no more than you guys!!
bladesforlife1889
There's only one thing worse than a ranter, bfl, and that's a bore. We're all nodding off here.
Auckland Owl
Typical Wednesday boardroom comment - if we don't do well / have to sell our best players / lose games it's cos of something the fans are / aren't doing. They talk to often, especially this season, about how the fans are the ones who have kept us in it, sucking in those goals, etc, etc and now they reward us like that. It's a pretty ***** way of repaying us.
SuperOwls
BFL - Blades tickets are miles cheaper, 50 cheaper for the same seat in all areas pretty much. Not to mention U12s get a free season ticket if they go with an adult.
welshyowl
Well that's that. Won't have a season ticket next year!!! How on earth do they suppose they'll sell more tickets to fund new players, as the board says, if we can't afford the tickets??? PLEASE let the takeover happen and sweep the board clean! This would be laughable if it wasn't so bloody sad!
YankeeOwl
only to 18,500 existing season ticket holders welshy!!
bladesforlife1889
they are driving the fans away from this club. What a mess
Norman
If l supported the red n white side of the city taking my lad who is 11, l would be saving myself in the region of 238 quid for the season does Kavan Walker & the rest of the board really think l'm going to tip up 647 quid to renew our season tickets, especially after enduring such a drab season like we have, do they honestly believe that it would be good value for money ? it wasn't my choice to sign francis jeffers on stupid wages, but it will be my choice not to contribute to his wages anymore by not re-newing this season, unless of course if we get new investors.....but that aint gonna happen is it, its all spin like last pre-seasons ticket sales banter about buying sharp,rasiak numerous others & pushing for the play offs, l'm counting myself out this time...up the owls!
astonsS26OWL
Don't forget to vote in the "Will You Renew Or Buy A Season Ticket" poll.
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