Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Manchester City fail to sell a third of £62 tickets for Arsenal trip

Manchester City's allocation of roughly 3,000 tickets did not sell out

Manchester City have returned approximately 900 tickets for their game at Arsenal on Sunday.

City's allocation of roughly 3,000 tickets, which cost £62 for adults, did not sell out. As a result, the club have returned enough for Arsenal to put a whole block in the Clock End of Emirates Stadium back on sale to their own supporters.



As City is a Category A game the tickets were highly priced at £62 for adults, £23.50 for under-16s, and £26.50 for over-65s. City, unusually, have been unable to sell nearly one third of them.



Of the other Category A clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea both sold out their 3,000 allocations this season at the same prices.



Last season, City sold out an extended allocation of 5,200 tickets priced at £20 and £10 for a Carling Cup quarter-final at the Emirates.



City may point to the price as well as the scheduling of the Premier League match, on a Sunday afternoon so soon after Christmas, to explain the low uptake.

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