Reds announce season ticket rise

Reds announce season ticket rise

Published Jun. 9, 2010 4:11 a.m. ET

Liverpool have announced a 7% rise in season ticket prices but insist the increase is solely due to inflation and the change in the VAT rate.

A seat in the Kop will cost fans £680 if they apply online and £732 in the main stand and the Reds insist that remains "extraordinarily competitive" compared to most of the top Premier League clubs.

The club said last year's prices were based on a 15% VAT rate which has now risen to 17.5%, while the retail price index is now running at 5.3%.

A Liverpool spokesman said: "Inflation and the VAT change are the reasons for the rise - in real terms there's no difference.


"Our season ticket prices remain extraordinarily competitive particularly compared with other clubs in the top half of the table."

The increase is unlikely to go down well with fans opposed to Liverpool's American co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

Fans group Spirit of Shankly have said supporters will consider giving up season tickets to the games next season if Hicks and Gillett have failed to sell the club.

By comparison, Manchester United season ticket holders are currently paying up to £931 for a season.