Nick: Prices are Pitched far too high
FEVER PITCH author Nick Hornby reckons football has become too posh and expensive for normal fans.
The book, about being an Arsenal fan, was made into a film starring Colin Firth and is credited by many fans as the spark that created the latest soccer boom, 20 years ago.
But Nick ( above) says the current cost of tickets means young kids can only watch the game live a few times a year.
Now he thinks football has created a timebomb for itself because there won’t be any fans in 20 years.
The 54-year-old said: “Cheap tickets meant I could feed my addiction every week in the late 1970s, it was 15p.
“You can’t do that anymore, kids go to football as they would a theatre, a treat, just something they would see three or four times a year.
“Whether in 20 years time these kids will still be keen to go to a match, or whether they will only want to go three or four times a year, it feels as if it’s going to be a lot different.”