Elite clubs battle over ticket prices
Barcelona and Manchester United are currently in the middle of an interesting ticket price battle ahead of their Champions League clash.
The two European heavyweights are set to go head to head in the quarterfinals of the Champions League very soon.
While the game is very hotly anticipated, everyone is now talking about it for less positive reasons.
That is because it was announced this week that Barcelona would charge Man United’s away fans £102 per ticket.
Manchester United hit back at Barcelona
That is an incredible amount of money simply for a ticket, without considering the travel and spends needed for a European away game.
Safe to say, Manchester United were not best pleased with their fans being taken advantage of.
The Red Devils quickly hit back at Barcelona by admitting they would charge Blaugrana fans the same price for the second leg, £102.
They will then use the extra profits to subsidise their own fans, bringing the cost of tickets for Man United fans down to £75.
“We believe that our travelling supporters are again being subjected to increased/excessive ticket prices from the host club,” a statement read, as cited by the Guardian.
Barcelona respond to Man United’s ticket price changes
While you would expect that to be the end, Barcelona have now responded to that price change.
As quote tweeted by La Liga correspondent Samuel Marsden, the Catalan giants have reduced the price of their travel package for the away leg.
Barcelona will reduce cost of official club trip to Manchester from €250 to €210 to compensate for United increasing ticket price. Cost inc. chartered flight & transport to & from stadium but not ticket https://t.co/mT5v92FGDq
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) March 21, 2019
While they were charging €250 for flights as well as travel to and from Old Trafford, they have now reduced that price to €210.
Though, it wouldn’t have to get to that point if ticket prices were fair to begin with.