Leeds United ticket prices under fire from Reading boss Mark Bowen

READING boss Mark Bowen has described Leeds United's ticket pricing as not seeming fair ahead of Saturday's Championship clash at Elland Road.

Friday, 21st February 2020, 1:00 pm
Updated Friday, 21st February 2020, 3:32 pm
EMPATHY: From Reading boss Mark Bowen, above, for Reading's travelling supporters to Elland Road. Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images.

Adult tickets in the away end cost £39 for Saturday's encounter with Reading failing to sell out their full allocation.

That has led to more tickets being available for Whites fans with Leeds supporters having been able to purchase seats in the West Stand lower away section which had been set aside for Reading.

Bowen, though, admitted he felt empathy with his side's fans at being charged £39 to take their seat inside Elland Road on the back of a 195-mile journey to Leeds.

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"It is a shame and to ask fans to go all that way, with the cost of the travel up and the tickets too," said Bowen.

"I know we'll still have our fair share up there but I truly understand it's difficult."

Asked whether it was something the EFL needed to take action on, Bowen replied: "I don't know why a club would do that.

"Is it more tickets for home fans?

"It doesn't seem fair when you see the prices we charge.

"There has to be some sort of control over it. But there may be a method in their madness."