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Bristol City fans to boycott opener over astronomical Sheffield Wednesday ticket prices


 

A section of Bristol City supporters are planning to miss their first game back in the Championship over what they call "astro­nomical" ticket prices according to BBC Sport.

Away supporters who travel to Sheffield Wednesday on the opening day will be charged up to £39 for a ticket.

"For some of us, it is a matter of principle," said a statement from the Bristol City Supporters' Club & Trust.

"It is going to hurt to do this, but the Supporters' Club & Trust has decided not to attend this game."

Bristol City won the League One title in April to secure their return to English football's second tier following a two-year absence.

The Robins have received an initial allocation of 1,068 tickets  in the Leppings Lane End at Hillsborough on Saturday, 8 August.

The Supporters' Club & Trust say that, along with travel and expenses, the ticket price is "too expensive".

The statement added: "Nobody's calling for a boycott, we just think it is a step too far.

"We think many City fans will vote likewise and choose not to go. Maybe in that way Sheffield Wednesday will get the message that this is unre­aso­nable. After all, it will only cost Reading fans £25 when they go to Hillsbo­rough. Where's the sense in that?"

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