Chelsea Drop FA Cup Ticket Prices Ahead of Liverpool Clash After Initial 35% Increase

​Chelsea have reversed their decision to impose a 35% increase on ticket prices for their FA Cup fifth-round match against Liverpool, following pressure from supporters.

The club had planned on raising prices on their pre-publicised adult ticket of £30, with Jürgen Klopp's side set to travel to Stamford Bridge on March 3.

The Chelsea Supporters Trust (CST) released a statement following the club's decision to raise prices by 35%, but the club confirmed they've now reversed their decision to increase ticket prices.

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On their official website, Chelsea confirmed: "In response to concerns raised by supporters through the Chelsea Supporters Trust (CST) around the pricing of tickets for our upcoming FA Cup fifth-round tie against Liverpool, we can confirm that we will be returning the prices to the original level of £30 for adults and £15 for juniors and seniors."

As well as lobbying of Chelsea to reverse their decision to increase ticket prices against Liverpool on financial grounds, the CST also argued that both sets of fans will already be inconvenienced as the kick-off time has been moved so so the match can be televised.

"In addition, this is another televised midweek evening fixture, which further inconveniences fans of both Chelsea and Liverpool Football Club," the CST said in their initial statement.

"The CST notes that this will be the ninth match of 2020 that has been selected for television coverage.

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"The CST is once again dismayed by the continued disregard shown towards match-going supporters, who have been subjected to expensive and challenging travel arrangements throughout this season."

The club's response to the CST and the overwhelming support which they received is undoubtedly a positive step in the right direction for fan participation in the Premier League.

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Source : 90min