Originally posted by @venda
I don't go to much live football but my missis does and she tells me the price of ticket for away fans varies from club to club as do season ticket prices.
One way of stopping clubs ripping off the fans is simply not to go.
If the grounds were emptier the price would come down but that's never going to happen.
If I go out for a drink and I consider the price to be a rip off I don't buy there, but there's always those who will
Since football sold its soul to sky sports the fan is forgotten especially in England.
The old traditional 3pm Saturday kick off seldom happens in the premier league for the top teams.
To a lesser extent in Scotland too.
Used to be easy to plan an away trip. Not anymore as game time and date can change.
The gate money is no longer the blood of a team the way it used to be. So fans have no real power anymore.
TV money sponcers hospitality packages. Make up most of the income nowadays.
I can take the kids to the cinema FIVE TIMES for the same cost as one away game. Tickets travel food etc just to get ripped off at every stage. £5. Or £10 just to park your car. Horrible over priced food. Aggressive police and stewards.
But given the choice we pick football every time.