Manchester United have threatened to ban season ticket holders who don’t attend at least 10 home league games next season.
United have written to more than 50,000 current season tickets holders warning them they will not be able to renew it for the 2023/24 campaign unless this condition is met.
United state the season ticket must be either used by the holder or given to someone else for at least 10 of the 19 home matches, otherwise it will be revoked.
But the move has caused outrage among supporters, due to the fact some of them live around the United Kingdom or even abroad and are sometimes unable to attend matches at Old Trafford.
United has launched its renewal scheme for next season – with fans having until May 20 to agree to the terms and conditions in order to renew tickets for the following one.
In a letter from United’s Ticket and Marketing Services department, the club have outlined the new terms.
It reads: “If you are unable to attend a match next season, please forward your ticket to another person online.
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“In a change to a terms and conditions, your ticket must be used for at least 10 out of the 19 Premier League games, otherwise a renewal will not be offered for the 2023/24 season.”
One fan said: “I travel from Newcastle and there are some ridiculous kick-off times. Wow, this is a s*** way to treat fans.”
It’s understood United bosses are determined to see Old Trafford filled to capacity for every home game in order to maximise revenue streams from merchandising, drink and food.