Peterborough United’s decision to charge normal matchday admission prices for the fourth round FA Cup draw replay wih West Brom has provoked a mixed reaction from the club’s fans.
It will cost the same to watch the Premier League Baggies as it would to watch League One opponents in the tie at the ABAX Stadium on Wednesday, February 10.
But that’s not good enough for some fans who paid just £10 to watch yesterday’s (January 30) thrilling 2-2 draw between the sides.
Posh took almost 4,000 supporters to the Hawthorns.
“So West Brom make a great gesture by going £10 a head (admittedly to fill the ground), but Posh don’t do likewise,” from @Seat114 was a typical comment posted on social media site Twitter.
As was: “I love this club and pay a fortune, but £23 is a complete mickey take, this is a bad move,” from @jozefthemad.
But @mll7 posted the alternative view. He said: “Real Posh fans like me who pay that every home game to watch some awful teams will see this as good value.”
And he was backed up by @simon_81 who posted: “It would have been £18/£23 to get in next Tuesday anyway if it was Oldham. I don’t get what the problem is?!”
Tickets for the replay are on sale now at www.theposhtickets.com and Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 and Posh sold over 1,000 by mid-afternoon today (January 31). The tickets will go on general sale tomorrow (February 1) from 9am.
Season ticket holders will have their seat reserved until 5pm Wednesday (February 3).
Advanced adult ticket prices range from £18 to £23. There will be a £3 increase if purchased on the day of the game apart from under 18s in the family and Motorpint Stands.
West Brom fans will be housed in two sections of the Motorpoint Stand.
Posh have postponed their scheduled League One home game with Oldham on February 9.