MEDIA RELEASE: Manchester United supporters challenge Joel Glazer to
match the ticket price reductions they made at Tampa Bay
Manchester United supporters are being encouraged to contact Joel Glazer to
call for ticket price cuts to match those put in place at the Glazers' American
Football franchise Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Joel Glazer recently said "Our organization has spent a lot of time
listening to our fans at this time when our team is thriving and our economy is
not. As a result, we are now offering several pricing changes in response to our
The cost of some Tampa Bay Buccaneers season tickets has been reduced by as
much as 30 percent for the 2011 season while most other ticket prices have
remained flat according to an official statement. MUST – the 167,000 member
independent Manchester United Supporters Trust – is calling on Joel Glazer to at
least match the ticket price cuts for Manchester United supporters.
MUST Vice Chair Sean Bones said "Joel Glazer said he's listened to the
Tampa fans. Well it's about time he listened to Manchester United fans and
responded by cutting our ticket prices too. Manchester United supporters should
not feel they are subsidising the Glazers' American Football Franchise as well
as their debt."
"After the huge price rises our fans have endured while the Glazers have
been taking out millions of pounds from our club if anything we deserve bigger
price cuts than the Tampa fans."
"Anything other than an equivalent cut in prices at Manchester United
will be seen as a slap in the face for United fans."
Fans can send a message for the attention of Joel Glazer through the MUST
website and you can also read the proposed email to Joel Glazer here:
Notes for editors:
Sources of Tampa ticket price reduction story:
Email being sent by Manchester United supporters to Joel
FAO Joel Glazer
I am writing to call for a cut in the prices of Manchester United match
tickets next season.
I am aware that the Glazer family have recently done this for supporters
of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and I wish for them to now show the same courtesy
towards fans of Manchester United.
When you took over our club you promised you would talk to supporters and
that you wouldn't hike up ticket prices. You have broken both of those promises
while taking out hundreds of millions of pounds of our club's money to pay your
fees and interest on your debts.
I would like to hear a statement from the Glazers on ticket prices and
also a commitment on when you will stop taking money out of our football