Manchester United unable to sell out season tickets
For the first time in years, season tickets are being advertised for sale at Old Trafford, home of English Premier League champions Manchester United.
The Times newspaper notes that the club, which normally has lengthy waiting lists for season tickets, is now advertising them for sale. 'Those remaining tickets will probably be snapped up in the end and the ground, by far the biggest in England, will be full to its 76,212 capacity for just about every game — but if supply is suddenly surpassing demand at Old Trafford, of all places, is it not time for football to take a reality check?' asks the newspaper.
United's ticketing policy has received some criticism in recent years, with one set of fans even going so far as to take legal action against the club over its controversial automatic cup ticket scheme.
However, as The Times points out, a club that has won the Premier League title three times in a row and 11 times in the last 17 season is unlikely to ever face the problem of empty seats, no matter the dissatisfaction of some supporters.
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