‘Scandalous’: Some Wigan Athletic fans react to Bolton Wanderers ticket pricing

General view of the Macron Stadium before the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bolton, England.

Bolton Wanderers host Wigan Athletic at the beginning of December.

A general view of Macron Stadium prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Bolton Wanderers and Northampton Town at Macron Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Bolton, England.

Some Wigan Athletic supporters have taken to Twitter to take aim at Bolton Wanderers after it emerged the Trotters are charging up to £35 for a ticket to their upcoming Championship game.

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.

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.

22nd August 2018, University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton, England; EFL Championship football, Bolton Wanderers versus Birmingham City; Bolton Wanderers Manager Phil Parkinson arrives in the...

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.

Paul Cook ,manager of Wigan Athletic looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Wigan Athletic and Oxford United at DW Stadium on April 17, 2018 in Wigan, England.

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