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Sevilla, United in ticket war

Sevilla, United in ticket war

Manchester United have pledged to subsidise their fans travelling to Sevilla - by charging Spanish supporters £89 to visit Old Trafford for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.

United were given 2,450 tickets priced at £89 (€100) for the clash with Sevilla, with a further 200 tickets priced at £133 (€150).

The move comes after extensive talks between both clubs failed to see them reach a compromise or bring ticket prices down.

The whole thing started when La Liga side Sevilla chose to charge the visiting fans section €100 per ticket which prompted outrage from Man United fans and the club itself in getting involved in trying to convince Sevilla to lower the price.

"We will subsidise our travelling support by refunding the difference between the price charged (£89) and the price that was paid by Liverpool supporters in the group stage of this year's competition (£54)".

In an email, seen by Press Association Sport, that was sent to supporters that have tickets for the game in Sevilla, United's head of ticketing and membership Sam Kelleher wrote: "In this instance we believe that our travelling supporters are unfairly being subjected to increased/excessive ticket prices from the host club".

"Sevilla will subsidise the tickets of the fans who go to Manchester by the same amount the prices rise, so they will not pay more than the 60 euros established (by Manchester United) in the first place", read Sevilla's statement.




Jose Mourinho's side travel to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Wednesday February 21st, before the second leg in Manchester on March 13th.

"Our primary objective was to ensure our fans didn't end up paying this much".

Any money left over from the price increase will be donated to the Manchester United Foundation, the club's charity arm.

A refund of £35 will then be passed down to their own supporters for the trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

United said they had felt it was only fair to charge their opponents fans a similar amount.

Sevilla has confirmed it will contact UEFA over Manchester United's sudden ticket price increase and the English team's failure to make five per cent of Old Trafford available to away fans.


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