25 Mar 2010

Man U put a price freeze on tickets

9:39 am on 25 March 2010

Manchester United have confirmed they are freezing ticket prices for the next English football season.

There has been criticism of the Glazers for price rises since their takeover in 2005, and many fans have joined a green -and-gold protest against the owners.

As recently as this month, there had speculation that further increases were in the pipeline for fans of the Old Trafford club.

But the club has now announced that prices will be kept on hold for the 2010/11 season.

The club said the price of attending a match at Old Trafford for members and season-ticket holders would remain priced from 57 to 104 dollars.

And fans aged over 65 will continue to pay half the adult price, capped at 40 dollars, with junior tickets staying at 20.

Debt at Manchester United is 1.5 billion dollars and a number of wealthy United fans - the "Red Knights" - want to wrest control of the club away from the Glazer family.

However, the Glazer family have said they have no intention of selling the club, while United chief executive David Gill has said he is happy with the club's current business model.