As Liverpool supporters continue their protests against ticket prices, their upcoming rival AFC Wimbledon once again make news headlines with their pro-community approach.
On January 3, 2015 Liverpool FC are coming to London to fight AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup’s third round proper. For the hosts this is going to be the first official game against a Premier League side, marking one more milestone on their return to glory.
With Kingsmeadow’s very limited capacity of under 5,000 the club could have raised prices for the prestigious clash, but decided not to. Instead, tickets at AFC Wimbledon will be available for as little as £4 for u18 fans and 16-25 for regular terracing/seats.
The pricing policy is surprisingly sensible, enough to make headlines. The article about Wimbledon’s fan-friendly pricing managed to reach over 700 shares by the time we published this.
As the Daily Mail claims, Wimbledon may earn £60,000 on matchday revenue with their current price cap, which is hardly too impressive, especially taking into account that they have to share with the FA and Liverpool. But the club will also benefit from £144,000 of TV money if they are among five games chosen for broadcast.