Sheffield Wednesday: Fans react as Owls reveal matchday ticket prices

SHeffield Wednesday ticket prices for next season
SHeffield Wednesday ticket prices for next season

Sheffield Wednesday fans online have hit back at the club after the Hillsborough hierarchy revealed the matchday ticket pricing structure for the forthcoming season.

A seat on the Kop for a Category A game this season will set Wednesday fans back £42 if they are non-members, while that rises to £49 for a seat in the South Stand. There is a £5 discount for members.

Sheffield Wednesday fans

Sheffield Wednesday fans

With supporters eagerly looking forward to the new campaign following a spate of new signings, to watch the Owls against Bristol City on the opening day, August 8, fans will be forking out £39 on the Kop, £42 on the North Stand and Grandstand and £46 on the South Stand. Again there is a £5 discount for members.

Fans vented their anger on twitter after the club's official website offered the pricing guide for the new season.

Here is a selection of views:

@frain_will: Just seen the prices to watch Wednesday next season, absolutely disgusting.. in what way is football a working class game anymore.

@CraigoBuzz: I wonder how many season tickets #swfc have sold because that'll be pretty much the average attendance next season

@WaddlesLeftFoot: The most concerning thing is its future fans who's parents can't afford that will suffer most and in turn the future of OUR club. #swfc

@ryebeena: Marquee signings would mean ticket prices have to increase, but not sure we've had enough yet to warrant that hike! #swfc

@Duffy1867: I understand the Chansiri approach and the constraints of FFP but I really can't see Sheffield folk being able to afford those prices #swfc

@YahYah_Gunn: Shame really, I used to quite enjoy going to watch #swfc play. I'll have to spend the money saved on match day tickets on a new armchair.

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@therealowlstom: A generation has just been cut adrift thanks to those prices. #swfc #swfcfollow #WAWAW

@seandyson92: Chansiri needs to think about these ticket prices, as they are laughable and ridiculous. Thought he wanted fans behind the team? #SWFC