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Is Bates Killing The Club

Last season saw an amazing 23% drop in attendances at Elland Road after chairman Ken Bates introduced a major price hike. Is he tearing the heart out of the club?

Following United's defeat in the Championship play-off final to Watford, Bates called on the fans to buy season tickets to boost the club's quest for a return to the Premiership.

Bates: 'The question now is whether or not people in this city want a Premiership football club.

'If they do then they need to come out and support us. The real test of how much people want that to happen will be how well they support us next season.'


However ... Elland Road will be the most expensive stadium to watch Championship football in next season according to the latest figures.

United's most expensive season ticket next season will be 726 - over 200 more than the average in the division and 69 more than second-placed Norwich.

Tickets at Stoke will cost just 399 for the coming campaign.




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Date:Sunday June 4 2006

Time: 2:43PM

Your Comments

ours is 374 quid which is good. 726 what a rip off that is. how much is ure normal season ticket?
green giant 12
" hated bates at chelsea- he will stitch you up too"
millers4eva
That is an awful lot of money Frank. 630 at Fratton park for the covered end, and that is almost 80% up on what we were paying in the championship (division 2 in old money).
FEn_100
that is a lot to pay. Its 379 in the best seats at Turf Moor.
moko84
Come back Risdale all is for given!
matty17x
Captain Birdseye only looks after one person thats himself!!!
dazza71
 

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