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Everton to subsidise tickets for West Ham game

30/04/2015  Comments (17)  jump

Everton supporters travelling to the game against West Ham United 16 May will have the cost of their ticket subsidised by the players and the Club.

Every ticket sold for the trip to Upton Park will be discounted by 10 to help make the fixture more affordable.

West Ham United are charging 55 for adult tickets and 32 for under-16s and over-65s.

With the contribution from the first-team players and the Club, these tickets will now be available for 45 and 22 respectively.

The players, management and Club appreciate the lengths supporters have gone to this season to follow the team across the country and beyond into Europe and are thankful for the efforts of all those who have been there to ensure packed out away ends have greeted us wherever we have played.

Everton captain Phil Jagielka said: "Everton fans' support is always magnificent, our away fans especially, and this gesture is to show our gratitude to them for their support throughout the season."

The subsidy for this fixture comes separate to the 2014/15 Away Fan Initiative, which saw tickets for the games at Newcastle United and Swansea City reduced and the provision of free coach travel for the visits to Burnley, Southampton, Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers.

Tickets for the game at West Ham United will go on sale to Season Ticket holders with 6+ away Barclays Premier League credits from this season from 8am on Tuesday 5 May.

For further on-sale dates and ticket eligibility information, visit evertonfc.com/tickets.

 

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Richard Humphrey
1 Posted 30/04/2015 at 18:37:11
What a wonderful way for the players to react. I didnÂ’t see Liverpool do it for the Hull game.
Ian McDowell
2 Posted 30/04/2015 at 19:26:12
Really annoys me how clubs charge different clubs different prices and how London clubs charge so much.

Simple solution: charge away fans at Everton what they charge our fans.

Full credit to the players though.

Patrick Murphy
3 Posted 30/04/2015 at 19:38:29
Ian the simple solution is that the Premier League invoke a rule to charge all away supporters at all Premier League venues the same – I would advocate a maximum of 㿊.
Ian McDowell
4 Posted 30/04/2015 at 19:46:18
Patrick, whilst that would be a good solution I canÂ’t ever see it happening unfortunately and clubs will remain in charge of prices themselves.
Nick Entwistle
5 Posted 30/04/2015 at 19:37:54
3000 away tickets x 㾶 = 㿊,000 / 18 match day players = � per player. Less than an appearance fee.

Phenomenal.

IÂ’m not against the idea, but the only people in a stadium to end the day poorer than when it started are the fans. It would take an average dayÂ’s wage of the players to fully fund the ticket price and I doubt any are suffering under a cost of living crisis.

IÂ’ll be in with the WH fans... the only fans less pleasant to sit with are Millwall!

Mike Childs
6 Posted 30/04/2015 at 20:54:44
Everyday I find a reason that makes me so happy of my choice 5 years ago when I choose Everton as the soccer team to own my heart. IÂ’ve got try and save enough dough this summer to make a pilgrimage to Goodison next year.
Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 30/04/2015 at 21:08:44
Patrick (3), you are on the right lines, but even 㿊 is too much with the money that has been rolling into clubs from TV the last 10 years or more.

IÂ’ll never get tired of saying the players have been milking it since the Premier League started and itÂ’s time the supporters who go to the game were looked after in a much fairer way... I doubt it will happen but if we donÂ’t make a real fuss about it, then it will never happen.

Helen Mallon
8 Posted 30/04/2015 at 23:20:50
Nick spot on, itÂ’s peanuts to the club and players and 㿣 is a bloody disgrace.
Lee Simpson
9 Posted 01/05/2015 at 01:44:27
The club has been doing this all season. Fantastic. Everton really are a very special football club.
Paul Ferry
10 Posted 01/05/2015 at 02:11:13
Nick Entwhistle (5) would you rather that they had not made this offer at all? Totting up figures and being cynical is one way to look at this for sure. But I would have thought that it is the symbolism of the gesture that will matter most to the wonderful lads and lasses who follow EFC through thick and thin who will tell you that this is not the only gesture the club has made to them this season.

Hang on! DonÂ’t ask me, ask one of my favourite ToffeeWebbers, Rob Halligan, who has only missed one away match this season at Krasnodar when the club cancelled the official flight that he was booked on.

I think youÂ’ll find that Rob will not have a cynical view about this gesture and I know for a fact that he loves the sausage butties and other brekkie goodies that the club lays on when it gives free travel to aways.

Peter Mills
11 Posted 01/05/2015 at 08:00:05
Mike #6, youÂ’d better make it the week we play Man Utd!
Nick Entwistle
12 Posted 01/05/2015 at 13:53:02
Paul Ferry, itÂ’s almost as if they didnÂ’t.
Lee Gorre
13 Posted 01/05/2015 at 15:31:39
I think you have to applaud the gesture irrespective of how it impacts on the players’ pay packet; it’s not something anyone had to do. We would have sold out anyway, as with the other aways, so I think it is genuinely a nice touch.

What is not though is WHUÂ’s disgraceful charging. This from a club who trumpeted last week how it was reducing prices next season as a result of the extra TV money coming in. Hopefully their supporters werenÂ’t taken in by that gesture, bearing in mind the season after they move to a bigger stadium where they will need to fill the home end and obviously expect to struggle.

Paul Tran
15 Posted 03/05/2015 at 14:38:59
ItÂ’s a fine gesture, but compare it to Stoke, who subsidise travel to all away games. ThatÂ’s Stoke, whose chairman actually pumps money into his club and has built a new stadium. ThatÂ’s the much-maligned club who sit above us, the self-styled "PeopleÂ’s Club"........
Dave Abrahams
16 Posted 03/05/2015 at 15:16:58
Of course itÂ’s a nice gesture; to make it better they should throw in a few pounds of sweat on the pitch. Once the game starts, have they played well in any away match this season?
Ray Robinson
17 Posted 03/05/2015 at 15:38:10
Agree totally with Lee #13. Karen Brady comes on TV stating that West Ham are setting the example for other clubs to follow by offering cheap season tickets in their new stadium. IÂ’d like to ask her how she can justify 㿣 for Everton Fans and a (so IÂ’ve read) 6% increase in season tickets at the Boleyn Ground next season! The sheer hypocrisy of it all. Humbug worthy of our own phenomenal leader. 㿀 maximum for all away fans anywhere is more than enough!

However, IÂ’m not knocking EvertonÂ’s gesture. It may be peanuts to the players but they didnÂ’t need to do it. While theyÂ’re dipping their hands in their pockets though could they refund me my 㿕 from yesterdayÂ’s trip to Villa?

Paul Tran
18 Posted 03/05/2015 at 15:54:00
Ray, bear in mind that West HamÂ’s Â’generosityÂ’ is on the back of acquiring a taxpayer-funded stadium on the cheap.

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