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Liverpool fans wary of Arsenal ticket prices ahead of Fifth Round FA Cup tie

 

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A Liverpool supporters' group has called for a reduction in ticket prices when their side plays at Arsenal at The Emirates in the FA Cup Fifth Round.

The group, called Spirit of Shankly, wrote to both clubs after Liverpool's 2-0 loss at the Emirates in the league in November.

They claimed that ticket prices ranged from £62-£93, coupled with a 17:30 GMT kick off, meant that fans who could afford tickets were then scuppered getting public transport back to Liverpool due to the late kick off.

At Liverpool's previous visit to the ground before November, fans held a banner which read '£62 a ticket- a working class sport?' insinuating that the price of tickets was too high for the average football fan.

Arsenal have said discussion on ticket pricing are ongoing, and have yet to announce prices.

Speaking yesterday, a representative of the supporters group said, "The [November] league game saw Liverpool fans charged £62 per ticket for a fixture played on a Saturday evening."

"The cost of the match along with the late kick-off saw many fans priced out and for those who went there were many difficulties using public transport to get home."

The supporters' group also note that Coventry City fans, who Arsenal played in the previous round of the competition, claim they paid £25.50 per ticket, and see no reason why they shouldn't pay the same.

Tickets for cup ties are always usually cheaper at any ground, but with the Emirates holding the highest average ticket price in the country, even a reduced ticket could be too much for some supporters.

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