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17th Aug 2015

Sheffield Wednesday charge parents £17 to bring their newborn baby to a game

Kevin Beirne

A pair of Sheffield Wednesday fans have been forced to pay £17 for a ticket for their newborn daughter.

Nicky and Scott Rowlinson – who are season ticket holders with the Owls – had a nasty surprise when they tried to bring their seven-month-old daughter to a game.

According to The Sheffield Star, it would cost the Rowlinsons in the region of £17 to bring their 17-pound baby to a game, after the club scrapped their free tickets for youngsters. What would Drake think?

“It used to be that under-eights were free, but that has changed,” said Nicky, whose family have been season ticket-holders for 55 years.

In response, the club have described their ticketing policy as “extremely flexible”, saying: “We would urge any supporters who intend bringing babies to games to contact the ticket office in advance so we can facilitate arrangements to that end.”