The Leeds United Supporters Club (LUSC) says the club’s plans to raise season ticket prices by 10 per cent for next season is very concerning.
Leeds United announced the decision to implement a 10 per cent price increase in the cost of a season ticket for the 2023/24 season should the Whites avoid relegation from the Premier League this term.
“We appreciate any increase in the current economic climate is unwelcome, particularly when it coincides with poor performance on the pitch.
“The decision has not been taken lightly, but we believe the new pricing is consistent with both our principle of running the club’s finances responsibly and maintaining our commitment to affordable football at Elland Road. Our prices will remain among the cheapest in the Premier League.
“This rise will only partially offset the significant increase we have seen in matchday operational costs over the same period, which is below the prevailing rate of inflation.” The club statement said.
The Supporters club hit back with their own statement, saying that it’s ‘a bitter pill’ for fans to swallow:
“Leeds United Supporters Club is concerned regarding the advertised price rises for season ticket holders,” read an announcement posted on their social media. “Given the current cost of living crisis and after last year’s season ticket rises it feels like another bitter pill for the fans to swallow.
Leeds have thirteen games to go to salvage their Premier League status.