Sevilla To Report Manchester United To UEFA Over Ticket Price Increase

Sevilla To Report Manchester United To UEFA Over Ticket Price Increase

Sevilla To Report Manchester United To UEFA Over Ticket Price Increase

The move comes after United bosses were left fuming when the Spanish club announced it would be charging fans travelling to Sevilla nearly £90 to watch the last 16 clash next month.

Supporters who have tickets for the game at Sevilla were informed by email that United would be refunding them £35, with that money raised from the price-hike for visiting fans at Old Trafford.

United raised their concerns with the Spanish club over pricing for the game but have now made a decision to charge the exact same amount for the second leg at Old Trafford after the Spanish club refused to back down over the dispute.

"Therefore we have taken the hard decision to charge Sevilla fans for the return leg at Old Trafford the same amount as our fans have been charged for the away fixture".

Sevilla have threatened to report Manchester United to UEFA as part of the furious ticket row between the Champions League rivals.

When Sevilla hosted Liverpool in the Group Stage of the Champions League in November, visiting supporters were only charged £54.

The Spanish club sparked fury after setting ‘exorbitant’ prices last month for the last-16 tie
The Spanish club sparked fury after setting ‘exorbitant’ prices last month for the last-16 tie

A Sevilla spokesman said: "Sevilla will subsidise the tickets of the fans who go to Manchester by the same amount the prices rise, so they will not pay more than the 60 Euros established (by United) in the first place".

United have been given an allocation of 2,450 tickets for the last-16 match, with the more expensive category an increase of 65% compared to the sum Liverpool supporters had to hand over during the group stage.

"We have been working with the club since we became aware of the ridiculous £89 Sevilla (away) ticket price", they said in a statement on Twitter.

"Sevilla will inform UEFA that United have not complied with the rule that away teams are offered 5 per cent of the capacity in tickets, only offering 4.1 per cent".

The first-leg of the tie will see United travel to Seville and the La Liga side have come in for criticism as a result of what they are charging the travelling Manchester support.

United attempted to persuade Sevilla to lower their prices but discussions between the two clubs failed to lead to a significant reduction. "We welcome UEFA's willingness to discuss these issues".

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