Fans cry foul as Sons raise ticket price
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.