Simon Jordan insists that football ticket prices are fair and does not agree with the suggestion that they should be increased or reduced when fans return.
Football supporters could return to stadiums from May 17 following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday.
Up to 10,000 people or a quarter of the capacity, whichever is smaller, will be allowed in larger venues like Wembley.
However, smaller stadiums will be limited to 4000 people or half their capacity, whichever is lower.
The government has also confirmed that it will hold a series of pilot projects from April using improved testing approaches and other measures to organize events with larger crowd size and reduced social distance to assess people. results.
While discussing the price of return tickets, the former Crystal Palace owner argued that clubs should not be looking to cash in while insisting that prices could be lowered in a gesture of goodwill.
Jordan told talkSPORT: “Everything that resonates in football comes from the atmosphere inside the stadiums.
“On the other hand you have to value them, on the other hand the fans are the first to cry murder blue on how much you should spend on the players, which players should be bought, how much the club should invest. acquisition of players.
“So it comes at a price. Politically, I wouldn’t touch a survey on barges in terms of price increases. I would not increase the prices.
“Would I lower the prices? Well, the product is worth what it is or is not.
“If you were happy to pay the price for this product when it was available to you under normal circumstances, or in non-COVID circumstances, why was the product suddenly devalued?
“If you’re a subscriber and buy a ticket at the palace, let’s say it’s £ 500 a year, you pay £ 25 a match.
“If you want to pick your games and say ‘I’m going to move when we play Man United’ then you pay the premium.
“Season ticket prices are fair and reflect what is called the lifeblood of the football club, namely the fans.
“What you are asking is that we should reduce the price of tickets out of goodwill when 90% of supporters would say that football clubs have supported our football clubs for an extended period where they have lost a significant part of their income. and it is not greedy property because who makes money?