Regarding the club’s announcement of the ticket pricing structure for the FA Cup 5th Round fixture against Liverpool, the Chelsea Supporters Trust (CST) have issued the following statement.
Following the club’s progression in the FA Cup, the CST are hugely frustrated with the decision to implement a 35% price increase on the pre-publicised adult ticket price of £30. There is no past precedence when the club have increased FA Cup ticket prices from the figure that was outlined in the clubs ticket policy at the start of the season.
In addition, this is another televised midweek evening fixture, which further inconveniences fans of both Chelsea and Liverpool Football Club. The CST notes that this will be the 9th match of 2020 that has been selected for television coverage.
The CST is once again dismayed by the continued disregard shown towards match-going supporters, who have been subjected to expensive and challenging travel arrangements throughout this season.