Price freeze as Leeds United pie tax bites the dust

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LEEDS United have abolished the so-called '˜pie tax' on matchday tickets in Elland Road's South Stand '“ and introduced Under-11s prices throughout the ground next season.

The club announced today that the enforced charge of £5, introduced on adult South Stand tickets last term, was being lifted for the 2016-17 campaign.

United courted controversy before Christmas by adding the supplement in return for a voucher which fans could exchange for refreshments inside the stadium.

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The extra cost remained in place until the end of last season but Leeds have removed it and frozen general prices for the new term.

A statement from the club read: “Following the introduction of great value meal deals throughout the stadium, adult match tickets in the South Stand will no longer be sold as part of a meal deal package.”

Leeds have also confirmed that all league fixtures will be classified as Category A or B after selecting only three Category C games during the 2015-16 term.

The club said it planned to introduce separate ticket promotions and discount schemes instead and they have followed a trend set with their season-ticket costs by introducing Under-11s prices in all areas of the ground.

Under-11s in the Kop will now pay just £8 for category A matches and £7 for category B.