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Semi Finalist Supporters Representatives Meet With FA
Wednesday, 11th Apr 2018 11:30

Reprsentatives from the FA Cup semi finalists met with the FA this week to voice their concerns about ticket prices for the upcoming FA Cup Semi Finals as well as the final itself.

With ticket sales slow for our FA Cup semi final with Chelsea, part of that has to be because of the high pricing for the game, although a big factor down here has to be the general air of apathy amongst our supporters, that could see a late burst if we beat Chelsea this weekend in the Premier League.

The Football Supporters Federation has been quick to respond to the ticket prices for both the semi and the final and managed to open dialogue with the FA with supporters reps from all four semi finalists involved.

A meeting was held earlier in the week which has seen progress made although it is now too late to do anything about the prices for the semi finals.

The statement from the FSF read.

FA Council supporter rep Katrina Law and fan reps from clubs competing in the FA Cup semi-finals met with FA CEO Martin Glenn and senior FA staff on Monday 9 April to discuss the increase in pricing for the FA Cup semi-finals and final.

We welcomed the opportunity to have direct dialogue with the FA on this matter and there was an acknowledgement that future discussions should ideally take place before such decisions are made, wherever possible.

Following a constructive meeting, the FA has agreed to consider the concessionary pricing throughout the stadium, the price of tickets behind the goals and the creation of a family area for this season’s FA Cup final. With sales already concluded and tickets already printed for the semi-finals, there was no opportunity to revisit the pricing policy for the games scheduled for the 21 and 22 April.

The FA has committed to respond within the next 2 weeks and we’ll make further comment after receiving that response.

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Number_58 added 12:46 - Apr 11
It's good that they've been shamed into looking at their ticket prices, it proves that fan power can work. But it's disgraceful that it took a supporters delegation - and no doubt the threat of some bad publicity - to make them do anything about it. The biggest joke is that they claim all the money from ticket sales goes back into grass roots football. Well the dosh obviously hasn't filtered down to my neck of the woods cos there weren't many grass roots to be seen on the mud heaps my lad's team have been forced to play on since Christmas. If every town and village had a 3G pitch I might believe their claim that the FA's million are being invested wisely.

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