SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY’S new ticket pricing set-up has led to the Supporters’ Trust of opening day visitors, Bristol City, collectively deciding not to attend the game.
The Owls last week revealed a new eight-tier structure of admission prices with Category A* including a top price of £52 for non-members.
The visit of the Robins on August 8 has been made Category B, meaning away fans will pay £39.
A statement by the Supporters Trust reads: “Undoubtedly, many City fans now feel conflicted by the news that our first away game back in the Championship at Sheffield Wednesday is being charged at an astronomical £39. In the words of the Clash, “Should I stay or should I go?”.
“For some it just isn’t a choice, on top of travel and everything else an away day holds, it is just too expensive. For those that have already booked travel, you probably have to go or lose that money.
“For some of us, it is a matter of principle. It is going to hurt to do this, but the board of the Supporters Club & Trust have collectively decided not to attend this game. Nobody’s calling for a boycott, we just think it is a step too far.
“We think many City fans will vote likewise and choose not to go. Maybe in that way Sheffield Wednesday will get the message that this is unreasonable.
“After all, it will only cost Reading fans £25 when they go to Hillsborough. Where’s the sense in that?”