Prices in the Championship have steadily been increasing over the years and loyal supporters are starting to find it tougher and tougher to keep up with watching their team all over the country.
The upcoming Lancashire derby between Bolton and Wigan could end up being a fiery affair, but at £35, you could instead buy three Bundesliga tickets to watch German top-flight football for the same price.
Here is how some Wigan fans have reacted to the confirmed news.
TICKET NEWS: Latics' @SkyBetChamp clash with @OfficialBWFC goes on sale to season card holders from 9am on Friday 9 November.— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) November 8, 2018
Full ticket details https://t.co/IlwBzs5wtC#wafc ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/23kapqZqZI
I think from my point of view it’s the lack of drop down on other prices , I mean charging a 70 odd year old £29 ??? My lad under 23 at £29 ??? As much as I’m desperate to go I won’t be, they have no interest in fans, just money and it needs to stop.— ⚽ (@basher5000) November 8, 2018
Scandalous— RobG (@robgibson82) November 8, 2018
Just checked Ryanair. Can get return to Malaga that week for £1.02 less— Jonathan (@JayThomasWAFC) November 8, 2018
£94 for a family of 4 to watch Bolton v Wigan in the Championship. pic.twitter.com/XbLgmMmmHd— Paul (@Edmondson72) November 8, 2018
This is absolutely scandalous.— Philip Moss (@mossylatic) November 8, 2018
Totally disgraceful ticket pricing, @LaticsOfficial please match their prices on the return fixture an subsidise our travelling fans please. I did Brentford away with coach for the same money as Bolton want. Our pricing structure gives a max price for a cat A game at £30! #wafc— Paul Fletcher (@RadishBrain) November 8, 2018
@twentys_plenty for a championship game this is ridiculous— JGallagher (@GallagherJ82) November 8, 2018
Embarrassing prices— ReeceWAFC (@MagicNickPowell) November 8, 2018
£20 watch bayern let that sink in— jordy athey (@JordyAthey) November 8, 2018
£45 to take my 7 year old to watch wigan vs Bolton. This a wind up???— Mike Fletcher (@_fletchermike) November 8, 2018
To make matters worse for supporters, both clubs are in a rut at the moment and looking at the statistics heading in to the clash, it’s hardly a mouth-watering tie likely to produce a hatful of goals.
Bolton have won just one in their last 12 league games and are the lowest scorers in the Championship. The Trotter have scored just twice in their last nine games, and only five times at home all season.
Three straight defeats have seen Wigan drop down to 16th in the Championship table after an impressive start, and the Latics have the worst away record in the league with seven defeats in eight away matches.
With both teams expected to finish in or around the bottom eight this season, the pricing structure is a sign of how out of reach owners are with their club’s supporters with Bolton averaging 14,000 attendance this season with a stadium capacity of just over 28,700.