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Football: Ticket Sales

Volume 707: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances on ticket prices were given by the present owners of Manchester United Football Club, at their meetings with Ministers in May 2005; and whether they have been honoured since then. [HL532]

During the informal meeting that my right honourable friend, the former Sports Minister, Richard Caborn, had with the Glazers in 2005, about their purchase of Manchester United, they reassured him that they had the best interests of the club in mind. I also understand they indicated that ticket prices would not automatically rise, and that they were looking to expand that club by raising its profile around the world.

The issue of ticket prices is one for each individual club and the football authorities.