Spurs reply to Supporter Trust’s request to subsidise ticket prices for Champions League final

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Tottenham Hotspur have formally replied to the Supporters Trust’s request to subsidise ticket prices for the Champions League final for supporters.

Airlines and hotels are substantially increased their prices for the final which will be held in Madrid on June 1st, which has left many fans feeling the financial pinch.

The going rate for a two-night stay in a flat in Madrid over the Champions League final weekend is more than £1,000.

As of last Friday, EasyJet was charging £709 for a flight from London Luton on 31 May, according to Skyscanner, up from £178 two days prior.

Ticket prices have been set by UEFA and will set back supporters the following:

Ticket prices are £513 (Category A), £385 (Category B), £154 (Category C) and £60 (Category D).

UEFA have also provided an allocation of 100 adult/junior combined tickets for each club priced at £120 per pair.  Both teams been allocated just 16,613 tickets for their supporters.

The club have refused to help towards costs for supporters by instead claiming it would remove any incentive for competition organisers to price sensibly in the future. 

A statement from the club on the THST website read: ““As you are aware UEFA set both the allocation and the prices. We acknowledge that these prices, along with the inflated flight and hotel prices, represent significant costs for fans.

“We have and we would urge you to do so too, raised both ticket prices and the limited allocation with UEFA in the hope that future competitions can be priced more reasonably and made more widely accessible.

“For the game in hand however we do not feel it is appropriate for us to subsidise ticket prices, not least because it would remove any incentive for competition organisers to price sensibly in the future.

“Both yourselves and Spirit of Shankly have ensured that the issues of allocation and pricing have been aired and the hope must be that future competitions acknowledge fan sentiments.”

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