The club has announced that prices will be reduced by £5 in the hope that both sets of fans will be able to turn up in numbers. The Supporters' Trust and the Supporters' Association have welcomed the move and have comments reported on the official site.
It would be good to see this again on Saturday!
It seems that football throughout the
Motherwell are as guilty as the rest given that our standard price for the South Stand is £20. Fans of the Old Firm are given a £4 penalty and expected to cough up £24. Is it any wonder that attendances, particularly for televised games, often fall well below expectations?
The economics of football seem baffling. How can it be that £20 (or more) can be the price of entry for a run of the mill SPL match yet the citizens of Berlin can have a seat for Hertha v Bayern Munich for 14 euros (less that £10) and that includes free city wide transport to and from the stadium?
While this week's price cut will generate some extra clicks at the turnstiles there is little prospect of any long term benefit. An agreement from all the SPL clubs to redirect some part of their TV income to reduce entry prices might be the way to bring fans back to the game.
As to the bizarre circumstances surrounding the visit of