Leeds United criticised for £5 'pie tax' on South Stand tickets 6 years ago

Leeds United criticised for £5 'pie tax' on South Stand tickets

02/12/2015

The first rule of being a Leeds fan is that things can always get worse.

In 2001, they were competing in a Champions League semi-final. Now they are simply trying to avoid dropping back into League One.

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After a decade and a half of mismanagement, this might be the final straw with the news that the club are charging an additional £5 meal deal surcharge on tickets for Elland Road's South Stand.

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The 'pie tax', as it has become known among Leeds fans, forces South Stand supporters to purchase a meal deal voucher alongside their ticket, which they can then use to purchase hot food and a drink in the stadium.

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But fans are not happy with the charge, saying it is simply a way for Leeds - which already charges some of the highest ticket prices in the Championship - to bypass Football League rules and increase ticket prices mid-season.

The additional £5 charge means that fans who wish to see the clash between 17th place Leeds and 18th place Preston North End on December 20 will have to pay £37 for a ticket which was booked in advance, or £42 on the day of the game.

Unsurprisingly, fans are not happy.

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