Manchester City fail to sell a third of tickets for Arsenal trip
Tickets priced at £62 have been returned for this weekend's match
Tuesday 08 January 2013
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.
Latest in Sport
England 'favourites' to host 2018 World Cup after Sepp Blatter resignation - Qatar and Russia under pressure
Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president live: South African government admits 'thin line' between bribery and legacy contributions
Sepp Blatter resignation: The exit of the Fifa president must lead to real change
Fifa corruption: Europe plots to stage an 'alternative World Cup' in place of Russia 2018
Brendan Rodgers' job safe for now but Liverpool owners plan for improvement
- 1 School kitchen manager 'fired from Colorado school for giving hungry students free lunches'
- 2 California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
- 5 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers