The Baggies and the Whites lock horns at Elland Road next month but some West Brom fans aren’t happy about what they have to pay to get in.
A number of West Bromwich Albion fans have taken to Twitter to criticise Leeds United for the price of away tickets for the Championship clash between the two sides at Elland Road next month.
The Whites host the Baggies on Tuesday 1 October in a clash between two sides fighting for promotion, and with Marcelo Bielsa’s side third in the table and Slaven Bilic’s charges fourth ahead of matchday seven, it’s anticipated to be a hotly contested game.
On their official website, West Brom confirmed that they have been handed an allocation of 1,400 for the Elland Road fixture, which is also set to be broadcast on Sky Sports, and adult ticket prices are priced at £39.
The price, particularly for a game on television, has irked quite a few Albion supporters, who made their feelings clear on social media:
Ridiculous price— WEST BROM FAN TV (@ALBIONFANTV) 11 September 2019
Frustrating when clubs don’t offer a ‘student’ or ‘18-25’ option. Do Leeds think we’ve all got £39 just lying about for a Tuesday night tele game? Shameful. @EFL really need to cater for away fans of all clubs.— Dominic Chapman (@chapperssssss) 11 September 2019
Adult away ticket prices so far:— Matt Mcfarlane (@Matt_Mac18) 11 September 2019
Forest – £27 (live on sky)
Luton – £30
Derby – £33 (live on sky)
Fulham – £35 (live on sky)
QPR – £29/£34 (live on sky)
Leeds – £39 (live on sky)
Not forgetting the added cost of travel. Something needs to be done about this. #wba
£39 for a midweek fixture on sky tv. Cheers Leeds— Mark Walton (@84walton84) 11 September 2019
Go to most away matches! Will not be paying £39 to go to Leeds on a Tuesday night on Sky! Absolute rip off!!— Matt (@matt_p_w) 11 September 2019
Do us all a favour. Reject the entire allocation. Tell them we’ll pay £20 or stay at home— Rusty Gray (@RustyGray) 11 September 2019
In what other business would a lesser product cost more (prem is max. £30 for visiting fans) all championship games should be max £25 or at least reciprocal with what the opposition charges. And to think its supposed to be cheaper up north— Carl Sawyer (@baggiecarl) 11 September 2019
Bloody rip off— Michael Barnes (@Michael65101368) 11 September 2019
The price is so ridiculous
Was considering buying 3 tickets til I saw this. Don’t go to many away games but have family up Leeds way…nice one @LUFC reckon we can stiff your fans for the same price (but we won’t coz we’re nice like that).— Stephen J Nelson (@stephenjnelson) 11 September 2019
West Brom are unbeaten so far in the Championship this season, having won three and drawn three games so far, while Leeds have won four, drawn one and lost one of their six games so far.
The Baggies have Fulham, Huddersfield and QPR up next before the Whites clash, while Bielsa’s boys face Barnsley, Derby and Charlton before welcoming WBA to Elland Road.