Chelsea fans warn Todd Boehly he risks ‘IRREVERSABLE toxicity’ if he raises Stamford Bridge ticket prices after a terrible season – as club supporters’ confidence urges Blues chiefs to keep fees low amid cost-of-living crisis
- The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust has issued a warning to chairman Todd Boehly
- Blues fans fear ticket prices could rise despite a torrid season at the club
- They outlined a four-point justification for why prices should stay the same
Chelsea supporters have warned their chairman Todd Boehly that he risks causing ‘irreversible toxicity’ if he decides to hike ticket prices after a torrid season at Stamford Bridge.
Blues fans have enjoyed a rare week of success following back-to-back victories against Leeds and Borussia Dortmund, beating the latter on Tuesday to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals.
Despite being given a reprieve this week, manager Graham Potter, under pressure, has struggled to give supporters much to shout about this term, and the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust highlighted the matter in their letter to fellow supporters. owner on Thursday, worried that ticket prices could rise at Stamford Bridge next season.
The fan representatives outlined a four-point justification for why ticket prices should remain the same and warned Boehly that walking costs could lead to dire consequences.
Citing the cost of living crisis, the rise in Chelsea’s commercial revenues, the club’s diabolical season and the impact that increased ticket prices could have on the matchday atmosphere at Stamford Bridge, Blues supporters begged Boehly for next season stick to their prices.
Chelsea fans have warned Todd Boehly he risks causing ‘irreversible toxicity’ if he decides to raise ticket prices – with several supporters fearing a significant increase next season
The Blues beat AC Milan on Wednesday to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League – but otherwise it’s been a disappointing season for fans with Graham Potter (right) at the helm
They strongly feel that the four factors mentioned above could lead to a ‘perfect storm’ and drive fans away from the West London club.
Season tickets ranged from £595 to £940 during the 2022-23 season, while individual match day tickets were on general sale for between £53 and £76 for adults.
The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust has already been approached by several members, each expressing concerns about ticket prices ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.
Just last week, Chelsea announced the creation of a six-member fan advisory board, designed to “engage in discussions, exchange information and share insights” on potential decisions affecting supporters.
Fans fear the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge could deteriorate dramatically if ticket prices rise
Season tickets for Chelsea supporters ranged from £595 to £940 during the 2022-2023 season
“Building on successful consultation and engagement mechanisms the club already has in place, the FAB will engage in discussions, exchange information and share insights on potential decisions affecting Chelsea FC supporters,” a statement from Chelsea read earlier this month.
“The focus will be on the club’s strategic vision and objectives, as well as medium and long-term decision-making.
“The FAB will meet with Chelsea FC board members at least three times a year, with additional senior club directors also attending all meetings.”
The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust welcomed the new initiative and referred to it in their letter to Boehly, hoping it will start “a constructive and mutually beneficial relationship” between the club and Blues supporters.