Recent protests over raised ticket prices is cause for concern for owner John W. Henry. Expansion plans rest heavily on increased revenue from tickets, though this was always going to be a sticky situation for the club. The merits of fan protests and owner actions are both clear to see, but let’s hope the expansion pushes ahead either way.
How Both Sides of the Ticket Price Debate Stack Up
From an owners perspective it’s clear to see how increasing ticket revenue can benefit the club. Expansion, deeper pockets for player signings and building infrastructure that benefits future generations of fans and players are all great reasons behind higher ticket prices. But from a fan’s perspective the picture is less colourful.
Fans Problems with Higher Ticket Prices
The owners and fans have two things in common; they both want to see the club succeed and they both want to secure that success for the future. Expanding Anfield is a long-term play that will help to achieve both of these things, it’s just up to the owners in terms of how they want to make it happen. Fingers crossed both sides can come out on top.