Chelsea reverse decision to raise season ticket prices following Super League backlash

Chelsea supporters protested their club’s involvement in the Super League

Chelsea have reversed their decision to increase ticket prices at Stamford Bridge in the wake of their controversial involvement in the proposed Super League.

The club were expected to raise ticket prices for the first time in 10 years from the start of the 2022/23 season, but announced on Friday that those plans will be reconsidered.

Chelsea were one of 12 clubs to sign up for the breakaway Super League on Sunday night but became the first English team to distance themselves from the competition after a fierce fan backlash.

The club’s supporters protested outside of Stamford Bridge before their Premier League match against Brighton on Tuesday, with the club withdrawing from the closed-shop tournament that evening.

The London side also announced that season ticket prices will remain frozen for next season, while rail seating will be installed in sections of the Matthew Harding and Shed End stands at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea said: “While the change will result in a loss of just over 500 seats in the areas concerned, we have decided to act now in order to be ready and prepared for any future government decision to introduce safe standing in Premier League stadia.”

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