Bristol City vs Manchester United tickets being sold online for FIFTEEN TIMES face value

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Tickets for Bristol City’s upcoming Carabao Cup tie with Manchester United are being placed directly on ticket re-sale sites at more than fifteen times face value, The Bristol Post can reveal.

Jose Mourinho’s side head to Ashton Gate on Wednesday, 20 December and the clash is expected to sell out with 8.300 home tickets sold after they became available to buy on Monday to season ticket card holders.

City have come under fire for their pricing policy for the match with home adult tickets available from £31 to £39. Away fans are being charged £33 for an adult ticket – which is seen as too expensive for a League Cup tie.

United supporters are also angry with their 2,641 allocation for the match. City have given an extra 1,100 tickets to home supporters instead as they look to boost the atmosphere at Ashton Gate.

This how made getting hold of tickets very difficult and it appears fans are turning to the black market to book their seat at Ashton Gate

Man United away tickets are only available to Executive Club Members, qualifying Season Ticket holders and Official Members according to the club, but supporters who can’t make the game have been putting them on re-sale sites.

How much are tickets

A general view of Ashton Gate Stadium

Family Area: – Adult – £31, Senior 65+/Under-25 – £29, Under-22 – £26, Under-19 – £16, Under-12 – £10.

Atyeo/South Stand: Adult – £33, Senior 65+/Under-25 – £30, Under-22 – £27, Under-19 – £16, Under-12 – £10.

Dolman Stand Wings: Adult – £35, Senior 65+/Under-25 – £32, Under-22 – £29, Under-19 – £16, Under-12 – £10.

Dolman Stand Central: Adult – £37, Senior 65+/Under-25 – £34, Under-22 – £31, Under-19 – £18, Under-12 – £13.

Lansdown Stand Wings: Adult – £39, Senior 65+/Under-25 – £36, Under-22 – £33, Under-19 – £20, Under-12 – £15.

Lansdown Stand Central: Adults – £41, Senior 65+/Under-25 – £38, Under-22 – £35, Under-19 – £23, Under-12 – £17.

The Post has found tickets from the match available to buy online in the away end priced up to £518 with children tickets at £215 without taking into account extra fees being charged.

Online prices for the clash start at around £200 for a ticket in the home end and according to the ticket sites in question, supporters are snapping up tickets at these prices with several sold yesterday.

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Websites offering tickets for the game include HotFootballTickets, LiveFootballTickets, Ticketbis and SportsEvents365.

Manchester United Supporters’ Trust issued a statement last week on the back of strong complaints from their fans about the smaller allocation at Ashton Gate.

MUST stated: “It is disappointing that Bristol City have taken the unusual step, for their club, of segregating the away stand in order to reduce the normal away allocation and admit over 1000 home fans to that stand in the place of Manchester United fans.

“While we understand the increased demand for home tickets due to United being in town, the measure not only appears unfair to our large travelling support but also poses security issues.

“The Bristol City CEO appeared to crow about the away allocation being so heavily reduced. That only serves to make this issue more aggravating.

“Taking away 1100 from the away end and giving them to people who are not regular Bristol City supporters (attendances throughout this competition to date have been much lower) will likely result in touting, more away fans in the home sections and more fans travelling ticketless.

“These outcomes fly in the face of the obvious logic that having away fans safely segregated in one away stand is the best approach to policing fixtures.

“We urge Bristol City to reconsider this decision and ask Manchester United to continue their efforts to support increased allocations, which have proved successful recently in seeing allocations increased at grounds such as Chelsea and Benfica.”

“Taking away 1100 from the away end and giving them to people who are not regular Bristol City supporters (attendances throughout this competition to date have been much lower) will likely result in touting, more away fans in the home sections and more fans travelling ticketless.

“These outcomes fly in the face of the obvious logic that having away fans safely segregated in one away stand is the best approach to policing fixtures.

“We urge Bristol City to reconsider this decision and ask Manchester United to continue their efforts to support increased allocations, which have proved successful recently in seeing allocations increased at grounds such as Chelsea and Benfica.”

City chief executive Mark Ashton confirmed when tickets were announced: “It’s the first time the club has reached this stage of the competition in 28 years and everyone has played their part in our exciting Carabao Cup run.

“From the outset, we wanted to ensure as many of our loyal supporters as possible get the chance to get their hands on a ticket for a visit of Manchester United to Ashton Gate.

“That is why we’ve taken the decision to not fill the whole of the Atyeo Stand with away fans, even though it would have led to a bigger overall attendance. By doing so, we will be able to offer an extra 1,100 tickets to home fans.”

“In addition, we’ve looked to maximise capacity in the South Stand as much as possible, without affecting the fantastic atmosphere already being produced on a weekly basis by our singing section.”

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