Fans of West Bromwich Albion are threatening to boycott January’s game at the University of Bolton Stadium over Wanderers’ ticket prices.
It has also been announced recently that the visit of West Brom has been rescheduled. The game will now be played on the evening of Monday, January 21, in order to be broadcast on Sky.
The potential boycott has gained traction on social media in recent days, with the Twitter group The Albion Fanatics leading the protest.
Their tweet below has amassed over 1,500 likes so far.
We’ll stand by anyone who wants to Boycott Bolton away. Hit them in the pocket so the Sky money becomes irrelevant. £32 for a Monday night in January on Sky is scandalous.
No food sales, no beer sales, no coaches paying to park!
— The Albion Fanatics (@AlbionFanatics) 18 December 2018
So why would fans of both clubs feel the need to pay over the odds to sit in a cold stadium when they could just as easily watch the game from the comfort of their own home?
What do the fans think?
There have been complaints all season long over Bolton’s top category ticket prices which see adults paying at least £32 for the privilege of watching Bolton against some of the bigger championship sides and their local rivals.
Actually can’t believe #BWFC are charging 32 pound for an adult and 26 pound for a senior/ under 23. Absolute farce. Also Paying for travel and food amongst other things. On a Monday night, absolute joke behave yourself Albion fans 😂😂 #WBA #BoycottBolton
— Josh Baker (@JBWBA97) 18 December 2018
However, it isn’t just away fans who have been concerned with the cost of visiting Bolton this season.
Our pricing has rightly been criticised by both home and away fans for a while now and any reasonable fan should support the stance you’re taking regardless of who they support 👍🏻
— John (@JohnS_72) 18 December 2018
I honestly don’t think you’ll find a Bolton fan who’d argue with you, it’s ridiculous & in all honesty, just sad that it comes down to money and not the love of football 😔
— Lucy Inman (@LucyInman31) 18 December 2018
With so many fans on both sides taking issue with the ticket prices, it’ll be interesting to see what the club does, if anything, to appease fans’ concerns.