Crystal Palace fanzine sends letter to Norwich City complaining about “unreasonable” ticket pricing

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A Crystal Palace fanzine has sent a letter to Norwich City chief executive David McNally, complaining about ticket prices for the opening game of the season.

Norwich City have charged Crystal Palace supporters £45 for admission to Carrow Road for the Canaries first game back in the Premier League on August 8.

The letter was sent via email and post to Mr McNally from the 'Five Year Plan' fanzine which has been writing about Crystal Palace for 12 years.

In the letter, the fanzine described the price of admission as 'plainly unreasonable and misjudged.'

It said: 'We expect that many Palace fans are sadly resigned to, and expect, the fact that tickets for away matches at clubs like Chelsea will be priced at an inappropriately high level.


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'We do not, however, expect it from a club like Norwich, whose background, fanbase and wealth is largely similar to that of our beloved Palace.

'You may be surprised to hear that numerous of our fans were excited at the news of Palace playing at Carrow Road on 8 August. Norwich is a fine and welcoming city, and is a destination which Palace fans are always happy to visit.

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'It was therefore a source of immense disappointment and frustration that a club of a similar standing to ours has taken the decision to charge adult away fans £45 for admission to the forthcoming match.'

'While you will probably reflect on the fact that your club is likely to sell out many games in the Premier League this season in any event, we urge you to take into account the effect upon overall away ticket prices throughout the league that your policy will have and the consequent increase in expense to your own supporters when they travel away from Carrow Road.

'Crystal Palace fans do not deserve to be charged £45 for admission in the same way that Norwich City fans do not deserve to be charged £45 for admission to the Hawthorns, Selhurst Park or the Liberty Stadium.'

The full letter can be viewed at http://fiveyearplanfanzine.co.uk/news/6361-an-open-letter-to-norwich-city-regarding-ticket-pricing-for-crystal-palace-supporters.html

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