John Henry bombshell: This is how Liverpool will lose out due to ticket prices
By Alex Taylor
Liverpool owner John Henry has delivered the bombshell that further improvements cannot be made to Anfield unless ticket prices are raised.
Henry’s Fenway Sports Group recently funded the redevelopment of the new main stand at Anfield costing the club £114million.
The works increased the capacity of Anfield to 54,000 but further improvements may now be off the cards.
Ticket prices at Liverpool were recently frozen for two years after supporters staged protests in February at a planned increase.
“I don’t know if there is a next step because ticket prices are an issue in England,” Henry told the Daily Express.
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“That may foreclose further expansion. We’ll have to see.”
Reds fans were originally incensed after being forced to pay £77 for a match ticket, up from £59, and the club announced season ticket prices rising to £1,000 for the 2016/17 campaign.
Liverpool have scored nine goals in two games in-front of the new main stand this season and are now outside favourites for the title.
The development brings the Reds home stadium in competition with a number of other Premier League stadiums.
Manchester United’s Old Trafford can house 75,000 supporters, while Arsenal’s Emirates home can seat in excess of 60,000 fans.