Chelsea Football Club has announced a season ticket price rise after holding back any increases for the last four years.
It was announced in the official website with this report: “Chelsea Football Club announced today (Thursday) our new pricing structure for all non-hospitality tickets at Stamford Bridge for the 2010/11 season.
This follows four consecutive seasons of freezing prices and is the first increase since July 2005, giving a net reduction of approximately 15% over the period when inflation is taken into account.
However, prices will again be frozen for the FA Cup and Carling Cup discount schemes, which have now been running for four seasons. Tickets for FA Cup matches will cost £25 for adults and £12 for juniors and senior citizens, while Carling Cup games remain at £20 and £10.
These schemes have meant Stamford Bridge has been at capacity to Chelsea fans for all matches this season.
Disabled season-ticket holders will continue to come to games free of charge, along with their personal assistants.
Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay said: ‘It is important that the club increases revenues where it believes there is justification in doing so. This will help the club in its stated aim to be self-sustainable from a financial point of view and meet UEFA criteria for European competition once the UEFA financial fair play proposals come into effect.
‘I believe the season-ticket prices represent great value on a cost-per-match basis and the club as a whole offers excellent value for money on and off the pitch which is why Stamford Bridge has been sold out to our fans for every game played here.’
The £50 charge to be a member of the UEFA away scheme has been scrapped and a refund will be given to those who paid it in the 2009/10 season.
The deadline for returning season-ticket forms is 21 May at 5pm.”
Well if they do the Double I reckon they are entitled to put them up myself!