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Football tickets - Excessive disabled price rise.

FourNsFourNs Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited June 2019 in Coffee lounge
Not sure who to ask for advice about this, but my football team has put up season ticket prices , which isn't unusual, but it's by considerably more for disabled fans than for other fans. We are talking a difference of 30% for regular fans to 45% for disabled fans. I have tried to contact them and am just fobbed off. I know I could just not go, but it's one of the few areas of enjoyment I really have. Any ideas from anyone how I could take this further?

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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,003 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s not a straightforward one. There’s no obligation to charge us cheaper as fans at all. Much of the answer will depend on the size of the club. There’s no element of discrimination involved on the face of it so the best way forward might involve your disabled supporters association; Level Playing Field (for advice) and, asking some very public questions about the extent to which they currently meet the guidance on accessible stadia. In other words are you actually paying for any new facilities?
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    edited June 2019
    Hi @FourNs.
    It's a bit ridiculous, but I suppose you could kick up a fuss on social media and a bit of naming and shaming might prompt someone to look at it.

    Perhaps you could make a poll here to find out if anyone else has had a similar experience? Let me know if you need any help at all.

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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,733

    Scope community team

    edited June 2019
    Hi @FourNs
    This really does annoy me, to be honest. Mu club has a really good association called Spirit of Shankly who has managed to keep ticket prices in check for all supporters. 
    I would advise contacting your Disabled Supporters Association and making some noise about it on social media. It's amazing what some bad PR achieves.

    I wish you well.
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  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @FourNs I am sorry to hear this, that's a big increase. I really hope it get resolved soon, as it is not fair to all the disabled fans. Please keep us updated. 
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