Union FS Statement - Trips to Merseyside
Wednesday 18 November 2015
Football is a simple game, played out thousands of times each day. Players kick a ball around for 90 minutes. Fans turn up. They cheer, they sing, they stand and then they go home. Or at least that's what should happen.
Since the summer, Union FS and our counterparts at Everton - Blue Union - have been in mutual discussions with our respective clubs regarding the potential for a reciprocal ticket pricing arrangement that would hopefully benefit a few thousand Scousers and City fans.
Both Unions were of the opinion that talks had been positive, and the chances of finding a deal to bring some Christmas spirit to supporters of Leicester City at Goodison Park were fairly good.
It is with regret that this deal has apparently not been found. As such, Leicester City fans will travel to Merseyside twice in a week either side of Christmas and pay up to £86 for the apparent privilege.
At Anfield, City fans will shell out £45 for a 'severely restricted' view. Particularly galling is the fact home fans will pay almost 10% less for restricted tickets on their 'Kop'. So much for equivalent pricing for similar views.
Many Union FS members, and Leicester fans in general, will refuse to pay that level of money for a standard league game. Others will simply not be able to afford either or both of the games mentioned, and of course many more will pay anything to watch the boys in blue.
Fortunately for those not travelling, we have been presented with another option.
The FA Youth Cup, in which our youngsters did us so proud last term, has drawn us at home to Cheltenham Town (who beat Barnet 3-2 having been 2-0 down) in the third round with a 7pm kick off scheduled for Saturday 19 December (TBC). We would encourage every City fan not attending Goodison Park to make the effort to watch our lads start another (hopefully) successful campaign at Filbert Way.
Full fixture and ticket details are expected to be released soon and Union FS will be in attendance. It's the same simple game. Just at a fraction of the cost.
In hope of a more socially inclusive sport,
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