Date: 30th September 2015 at 3:54pm
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A Birmingham City fan group called Blues Collective have issued a statement which they want all fans to know about ahead of the Leeds United game on Saturday.

The fixture has been heavily criticised by both sets of fans for the ridiculous prices that the home side have decided to charge.

For an away fan travelling to Elland Road, the top ticket price is £37.50, which if you ask any fan is far to much to be paying, no matter how much you love your team!

Along with the addition of coach travel or train travel, some fans could be paying in the region of nearly £70 before they have even got to the game.

If you were to add in food at the ground or services, an alcoholic drink, which is bound to be priced astronomically high, then fans could be spending between £90 and £100 on a day out!

The statement has been released as the group are part of the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ campaign. The campaign has been formed to try and get all Football League clubs to only charge £20 per game for both home and away fans.

Below is the statement in full.

‘As members of the FSF, Blues Collective are very much in favour of the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ campaign.

‘The start of the FSF national campaign coincides with our fixture against Leeds Utd.

‘The deal initially is to encourage clubs to set up a reciprocal deal with their opposition that both clubs will only charge £20 for tickets for away fans.

‘It is up to fans groups to encourage their clubs to be open to discussion, after all, why should Birmingham charge Leeds’ fans £20.00 if not reciprocated.

‘Tickets to Leeds have cost Blues fans up to £37.00 for an adult ticket.

‘We are very pleased to announce that the BCFC campaign flag will be travelling down to Elland Road on an official BCFC supporter coach.

‘It will be sent to St Andrews with the relevant fire safety certificates so that the flag can be inspected and passed for stadium use.

‘Blues Collective and David Boston spoke to Leeds United Football Club and asked if the flag ( 4m x 1m with relevant fire certificate) can be displayed by the BCFC away fans in the ground.

‘Unfortunately Leeds United refused this very peaceful protest and will also refuse entry to their Leeds united Twenty’s Plenty flag.

‘Please get as many photos as possible in the coach park with Blues fans and then the flag will be on the steps by the Billy Bremner statue at approx 2.15 – 2.30 as will the Leeds Twenty’s Plenty flag.

‘We ask as many fans as possible to be there and to take as many photos as possible and send them to this page so we can send them to the FSF.

‘The more fans that take part the greater the chance we have of convincing clubs to talk to each other and get clubs to commit to the twenty’s plenty scheme.’

Blues fans, what do you make of the statement? Is it a good thing that somebody is finally trying to do something about ticket prices? Let us know in the comment section down below!

 
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