Super-rich football clubs hike up prices for stadium tours

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Footie fans are having to dig even deeper for stadium tours at Premier League clubs.

Super-rich Manchester United , Liverpool , Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City are among those hitting supporters with higher prices, Sunday People research shows.

The rises are despite a huge £2.5billion in TV rights being shared among the 20 clubs in the league last season.

Martyn James, of consumer complaints site Resolver, said: “Football clubs would do well to remember that they’re nothing without their fans.

“Hitting them with yet more price hikes for stadium tours is an insult when they’re rolling in cash from TV rights.”

Fans are pay a steep price for a tour of the Emirates Stadium, home to British football club Arsenal

 

The walkabout at Man United’s ground has soared to £30 from £18 last season.

And a “legends” tour of the Old Trafford stadium – fronted by former players such as 1983 and 1985 FA Cup winner Norman Whiteside – now costs £140, up from £120.

Champions League winners Liverpool have increased their standard stadium tour fee from £17 to £20, even though they received the biggest portion of the TV cash – £152million.

Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in Manchester

 

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Supporters must pay £30 to look round Spurs’ new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – up from £20 at their old home, White Hart Lane. A tour at nearby Arsenal has risen from £23 to £25.

The price at league champs Man City has also increased from £23 to £25, but they cut the cost of their legends tour from £95 to £70.

City also charge a £2.50 booking fee on the phone.

Leicester have raised their standard tour price from £14 to £15, Brighton ’s is up from £13 to £15 and Southampton ’s has gone from £15 to £17.50.

Aerial view of the iconic Old Trafford football stadium, home of Manchester United and a popular destination for football fans all over the world

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But Chelsea (£24), West Ham (£17), Burnley (£10) and Wolves (£5) are among those who have frozen their prices. Everton have actually cut theirs from £20 to £15.

Liverpool declined to comment. Man United, Arsenal, Spurs, Man City, Brighton, Southampton and Leicester did not respond to requests for comment. The guided tours usually last around 30 minutes.

Top 10 Stadium Tour Charges

 

Arsenal

Up from £23 to £25

Everton

Down from £20 to £15

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Leicester City

Up from £14 to £15

Liverpool

Up from £17 to £20

Manchester City

Up from £23 £25

Southampton

Up from £15 to £17.50

Spurs

Up from £20 to £30

West Ham

£17





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