New Wembley, new rip-off. Would you pay £10 for an FA Cup Final programme?


17th, May 2007


ripoff_image_large.gif Football365 has alerted us to some of the outrageous prices for this weekend’s FA Cup final. They write:

‘A supporters-led campaign to boycott the “overpriced” food and merchandise available at Saturday’s FA Cup final has intensified after the FA sought to justify the £10 cost of a match-day programme.’

A tenner for a programme! I remember not so long ago you could buy a match ticket for less than that. The FA’s attempt to justify this extortionate price to the Daily Telegraph would be funny if it wasn’t so depressing: ‘It is slightly larger than A4 size, has 150 pages and is printed on very high quality paper. It is more like an annual than a matchday programme.’ Oh, that’s alright then.

It’s shameful that the FA should seek to make real fans pay for its multiple cock-ups surrounding the construction of the new stadium. Only

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  1. xorg says:

    It’s all about what the market will bear so if enough mugs pay 60 quid for a ticket, that’s what the FA will charge. Likewise the programme and the hot dogs. You get the same deal at rock/pop concerts for the ‘top’ performers e.g 80 quid to see The Police. Can’t pay, won’t pay!

  2. Adam says:

    Those are prices I would expect to pay in American Dollars….

  3. jamilinho says:

    its not just footy, its the entire of England im sorry to say.
    overseas companies fondly refer to us as “treasure island”.
    we pay whatever the hell were told. well grumble, but nothing more.
    dont like it? DO SOMETHING.
    the fact we pay a forced TV license alone makes us a laughing stock.

  4. Guderian says:

    20-30 years down the line, a bunch of fans will be making a tidy profit on those programmes. I’d buy one for a tenner.

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