Spain: Celta supporters priced out?
source: Marca.es; author: michał
Though the season hasn't started in Spain so far, criticism already came as Celta revealed their pricing for tomorrow's friendly against Southampton. Should the club carry on with such policy, many fans may be left without chances to afford tickets – Marca alarms.
The economic situation in Spain is still very difficult and this only adds to the disappointment after Celta Vigo's newest ticket pricing announcement. Tomorrow's friendly against Southampton at Balaidos costs €25-50, receiving criticism from the media and fans.
Despite the game being free for season ticket holders, Marca fears empty stands may welcome players tomorrow. Even more, the newspaper envisages poor attendances throughout the season, should the club carry on with their policy. Worth mentioning, Celta was one of the clubs to gain most last year, with a 52% increase in average turnout.
Marca appeals to choose a different path and follow FC Porto. The Portuguese side are Celta's last Sunday's rivals. They set up affordable prices (topping at €25) and received a massive 45,000 attendance in return.