Fans cry foul as Sons raise ticket price

Lennox Herald - - NEWS -

Foot­ball fans have hit out at the cost of tick­ets to watch Dum­bar­ton FC play St Mir­ren in the Cham­pi­onship.

The Sons are set to wel­come the Bud­dies to the Rock on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, but the £22 ticket fee has left fans feel­ing ripped off.

The cur­rent price of a match ticket at Dum­bar­ton is £20 but the club des­ig­nated the St Mir­ren game as an all-ticket match, which in­creased the cost.

The pric­ing has been deemed “ex­ces­sive” by some fans, who feel the amount Dum­bar­ton are charg­ing fans is too much for sec­ond-tier foot­ball.

Fans took to so­cial me­dia to vent their frus­tra­tions. Ann Har­vey wrote on Twit­ter: “£58 for 1 adult + 3 kids U12 at Dum­bar­ton ver­sus £35 for same tick­ets at St Mir­ren Park... some­thing not mak­ing sense some­where.”

Com­ments on the pop­u­lar Sons’ Sor­row thread on fan web­site Pie and Bovril have echoed pric­ing con­cerns.

The cost has also ruf­fled feath­ers among St Mir­ren fans who will be mak­ing the trip to the Your Ra­dio 103FM Sta­dium.

David Mac­don­ald, who runs the St Mir­ren fan group Black and White Army, said: “A lot of peo­ple think pay­ing £20 to go and watch a game of sec­ond-tier foot­ball is just a bit much.

“It also costs £14 for a con­ces­sion, which is re­ally high.

“It is all due to sup­ply and de­mand. I un­der­stand the eco­nom­ics of it all and the match next week is only £2 more than nor­mal but the cost does add up. It’s un­for­tu­nate but it is the way it is.”

The Len­nox Her­ald con­tacted Dum­bar­ton FC but they did not re­spond.

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