Arsenal have made the decision for the first time in seven years as they aim to return their finances to “a medium-term break-even point”, with their accounts for the last financial year expected to show huge losses.
The AST, however, claim the ticket price is unjustified and argued against it at the recent Arsenal advisory board and fan forum.
“This price increase is expected to generate an additional £3.8m in the 22/23 season,” the AST said.
“We have made the point to the club that over the past few years they have achieved strong increases from other sources of commercial and broadcast revenue and that the Premier League have just announced significant further increases in future broadcast and broadcast revenue. that UEFA is also planning further increases.
“Arsenal can also expect a significant increase in ticketing revenue due to a likely qualification for European competitions next season. On average, Arsenal ‘gross’ £3m per home game.
The AST, however, praised Arsenal for the work they have done to make football more affordable for young fans.
A new 25% discount is introduced for general admission season ticket holders and match-by-match ticket buyers aged 19-21.
Cannon members, ages 17 and 18, already get 57% off tickets at the family compound, but now that can be used anywhere in the ground.
Junior Gunners, those under the age of 16, will receive a 66% discount to attend games with Red Members at the Family Compound.
“We welcome in these proposals that new concessions are introduced for supporters in the 19-21 age category,” AST said.
“This includes giving those ticket holders the option to buy discounted tickets anywhere in the stadium.
“The AST has been actively campaigning for this change for many years, pointing out that most of our supporters in this age group are still in full-time education or in jobs that don’t pay well, and that there is a danger that Arsenal will lose their young fans as they leave the Junior Gunners and Cannon Club.
“It puts Arsenal in line with the vast majority of other Premier League clubs who already offer this concession.”