By Richard Bedwell
Ticket price increases – a different perspective.
I have an above average priced season ticket at Arsenal. The 6.5% increase means that I’ll be paying about £80 more than I did last season.
However I also pay £48 per year for my ATVO subscription which will now be included in my membership fee. Thus my increased payment is reduced to a bit over £30 – all of which is accounted for by the VAT element in the ticket price rise and all of which Arsenal will only have very temporary use of.
So Arsenal itself will not be taking a penny more from me than it did last year – or indeed the year before.
Maybe I’m one of the ones being ‘rewarded’ for my loyalty which I exhibit through subscription to ATVO and which, I presume, Stan Kroenke has a particular interest in via his 50% ownership in Arsenal Broadband.
Those people who have cheaper season ticket than I do (a majority maybe) and who also subscribe to ATVO may actually be paying less in total than last year.
Surely some mistake – or something that AFC chooses not to publicise?
Maybe ATVO is not a great cash cow and not much is being given away in return for what they hope will be a great marketing boost for what will now be known as ‘Arsenal Player’?
I’ll ask Ivan next time I see him..
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