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Manchester United raise ticket prices for Sevilla supporters

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Manchester United raise ticket prices for Sevilla supporters

El estadio Sánchez Pizjuán en la Champions League, durante un Sevilla - Liverpool.

Miguel Morenatti

Diario AS

The Premier League club will charge travelling fans £89 to watch the match at Old Trafford in March, in response to high prices at the Sánchez Pizjuán.

Manchester United will charge Sevilla supporters £89 for the Champions League last 16 match at Old Trafford on 13 March to subsidise supporters travelling to the return leg in Andalucía.

United and Sevilla go tit-for-tat 

Sevilla are charging United supporters £89 for a ticket in the uncovered away end at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. When Sevilla hosted Liverpool in the Group Stage of the Champions League in November, visiting supporters were only charged £54. 

United supporters complained about the pricing scale, and Sevillistas were also disappointed. Andy Mitten - editor of the United We Stand fanzine - said he had received over 100 messages from Sevilla fans expressing their disapproval at the club's stance.  

Premier League club outline stance in letter to fans

Manchester United clarified their position in a letter sent to fans on Wednesday.

"In this instance we believe that our travelling supporters are unfairly being subjected to increased/excessive ticket prices from the host club," wrote Sam Kelleher, the Head of Ticketing and Membership.

"This has been raised with Sevilla, and internally, but ultimately Sevilla have not agreed to significantly lower the price of tickets for our fans," he added.

"We have decided to increase the ticket prices for Sevilla fans for the game at Old Trafford, and use this increase to subsidise our fans, as we want this to act as a deterrent to future opponents who look to increase ticket prices for our travelling supporters."

Approximately 2500 travelling supporters are expected to make the trip from Manchester. 

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Liverpool 12 3 3 0
2Sevilla 9 2 3 1
3Spartak 6 1 3 2
Full standing
Next matches
Sevilla - M. United X-21/02 20:45
M. United - Sevilla M-13/03 20:45
Fixtures

*Update 10 de enero de 2018

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1M. United 15 5 0 1
2Basilea 12 4 0 2
3CSKA M. 9 3 0 3
Full standing
Next matches
Sevilla - M. United X-21/02 20:45
M. United - Sevilla M-13/03 20:45
Fixtures

*Update 10 de enero de 2018

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