Luton lodge a complaint after Kettering ticket price hike

LUTON Town have hit out at Kettering Town for a massive hike in their ticket prices when Hatters visit Nene Park on New Years Day.

The usual prices for visiting fans are £12, but the Poppies have decided to raise the tickets to £19 in a bid to take advantage of Luton’s fantastic travelling support.

Town have released a statement on their official website which read: “Nobody likes being taken advantage of and at Luton Town, we are no different.

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“Since we released ticket information for the New Year’s Day game away at Kettering Town we have been contacted by a number of supporters on Kettering’s decision to increase their ticket prices for the match at Nene Park on 1st January.

“As a Club who values the magnificent support we are so blessed to have, we, Luton Town, are disappointed that Kettering have opted to exploit what is likely to be a big Bank Holiday following of Hatters fans to Nene Park.

“We have noted with huge disappointment that the Poppies’ admission prices for the game on New Year’s Day are seven pounds higher than for their match with Bath City on Saturday. Naturally we have lodged a complaint with the Football Conference and are waiting for a response.

“The support of the team is vital and we do not want OUR supporters to be deterred from attending what not only is an important fixture but also our closest away game of the season. We know you make a difference.

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“Therefore, as a gesture of goodwill, we are offering all supporters who buy a ticket for this match a free youth (any under-17) ticket for any home league match to be played at Kenilworth Road this season. This ticket can be upgraded to any other catergory of ticket at the appropriate rate.

“We have made our feeling clear with Kettering, and to the Football Conference, and all we hope is to see the away end full on New Year’s Day.”