Arsenal’s Platinum members have been informed that their tickets will be subject to a 3% price increase ahead of the renewal for next season.
The following information was sent to members in that category this morning:
“I am writing to let you know of our pricing plans for next season in advance of the renewal window for Platinum Membership, which will open on Wednesday, 1st March.
“Having held Club Level seat prices flat for the past two seasons, there will be a 3% increase in the cost of your Platinum Membership for Season 2017/18.
“In reaching this decision we have taken into account rising costs and the need for continuous reinvestment and upgrades in this premium area of Emirates Stadium.”
Platinum Membership on Club Level starts from £2425 + VAT per person with the option to upgrade to seasonal dining from £1579 + VAT, so this is an option for those with some spending power.
However, given the income clubs generate from elsewhere it’s sure to frustrate some fans, and will generate worries that it’s the precursor to ticket price increases in other categories.
In February last year, the Arsenal Supporter’s Trust urged the club to freeze ticket prices until 2019, stating, “There would be no reason for putting the prices up in the next three years other than greed.”
Arsenal have assured Arseblog News that general admission prices will be frozen until 2018/19 as per a statement released last March.