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Chelsea drop FA Cup ticket prices back down to £30 after fan outrage

Making your voices heard

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Just one day after revealing that tickets for the FA Cup fifth round match at Stamford Bridge against Liverpool (U23s, probably) will be £40, Chelsea have dropped them back down to £30, which is what they had promised at the start of the season.

The club’s decision to suddenly raise the price, presumably because of the visiting team’s name, was met with unilateral outrage, including a strongly worded statement from the Chelsea Supporters Trust.

At least Chelsea listened.

“In response to concerns raised by supporters through the Chelsea Supporters Trust (CST) around the pricing of tickets for our upcoming FA Cup fifth round tie against Liverpool, we can confirm that we will be returning the prices to the original level of £30 for adults and £15 for juniors and seniors.”

-Chelsea statement

One does wonder why the club even tried to pull off this bit of shady business — would the extra income make any tangible difference to the bottom line, especially at the risk of having it blow up in their faces?

So now we’re back to square one, but with less goodwill and trust. Sigh.

What silly nonsense this episode has been!

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