‘They are a little out of touch’ – England legend blasts FA over ticket prices

first_img Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 Leicester’s King Power Stadium hosts England vs Switzerland Second is best sad day ANALYSIS RIP LEGEND 2 Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online have a look Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoal However, the ticket prices for the fixture are also being considered one of the reasons for the failure to sell out.The cheapest adult ticket for the game comes in at £45, while seniors, students and under-16s can get hold of the Category 2 seats for £35.For Category 1, adults are being forced to shell out £55 per person, with £45 tickets available for concessions and children. Prior to the World Cup England enjoyed success playing in Leeds, beating Costa Rica 2-0, with over 35,000 people travelling to Elland Road for the warm-up matches.However, tonight’s clash at Leicester’s King Power Stadium is yet to sell out, with the crowd looking unlikely to reach the 30,000 capacity.This is being regarded as something of a blow given the huge support built by Gareth Southgate’s side during the World Cup, and it appears the public are already falling out of love with the national team. 2 TALENT center_img GETTING READY explained England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania preparation drama ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 Latest England news There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it The Football Association has been criticised for its decision to charge up to £55 per ticket for England’s friendly against Switzerland.The Three Lions follow up their Nations League defeat to Spain on Saturday by taking to the road for their next fixture. A family of four could be paying £200 to watch England in action, not factoring in further costs accrued at the stadium, despite the fact the fixture is nothing more than a friendly.The FA has been blasted by the public over their decision to sell the tickets for such a high price, and former England captain Butcher joined talkSPORT on Tuesday to share his views on the subject.“I think the FA have got it wrong,” Butcher said. “I think you have to package it correctly; just say ‘here are the boys who did really well at the World Cup, this is your chance to come along and cheer them’.“Just be sensible about it more than anything else.“If they do sell Wembley and they have to go around the grounds, then they have to budget it properly.“I think then you would get full houses. They are just a little bit out of touch I feel, but having said that it is nice to see England go round the grounds.”last_img

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