Breaking : many injury as fan gather to protest season ticket increases.

Breaking : many injury as fan gather to protest season ticket increases.

Jeff Shi responds to Wolves critics with 'not on the same page' comment -  Birmingham Live

A gathering behind closed doors is scheduled by Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters to voice their opposition to the proposed increase in season ticket prices.
It happens after a petition with almost 13,000 signatures that asked the club to reevaluate ticket prices gathered momentum in less than a week.
The revised costs, some of which are more than twice as high, were revealed in response to a BBC fans’ survey on opinions regarding Premier League season ticket costs.
According to Jeff Shi, the club chairman, “commercial growth is vital for our club’s sustainability and competitiveness.”
On Wednesday at 19:00 BST, members of the Wolves 1877 Trust, a group that represents supporters, will convene.

There have been price increases in some areas of the stadium, with some tickets going up 17% and one category of under-14 tickets going up 176%, from £105 to £290.
“We do listen to fan feedback, and we understand that price increases are unpopular,” Mr. Shi said when the pricing were initially made public last week. “Our aim is to ensure our prices are neither significantly higher nor lower than our peers,” he said.After careful investigation and comparison between Wolves and other teams, our ticketing team concluded that our prices strike a fair and suitable balance given our current standing, historical growth, and future goals.”


Wolves will back the launch of Fair Shot, a football-driven initiative that seeks to bring together supporters nationwide in favor of the principles of compassion and justice for all people, regardless of background.

In support, Wolves will organize a fun 5-a-side competition and other challenges for supporters and Fair Shot FC, a team of refugees and asylum seekers, together with teams like Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United, among others.

Players from Afghanistan, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Namibia, Senegal, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, and The Gambia make up Fair Shot FC, a football team that was formed after these nations’ conflicts and/or persecution forced them to flee to the UK. Their mutual passion of football, the language it gives, and the benefits that football brings to their lives have all brought them together.

“We would not be where we are today without our fans and their loyalty to Wolves,” stated Tom Warren, the head of the Wolves Foundation. Throughout the season, the players perform better thanks to their support. Their assistance is also essential to our efforts to improve the neighborhood and make it a more welcoming and united place for everybody.

“We are excited to host a game with the incredible Fair Shot FC and our supporters next season. We hope that this will not only be a fun day but also a chance to build relationships and foster understanding between people.” “We are happy to be a part of the Fair Shot movement.”

We are aware of football’s ability to unite people across boundaries both on and off the field. In the same way that everyone deserves the opportunity to play and enjoy the beautiful game, everyone also deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. We at Wolves, along with our supporters, firmly think so.

In an exclusive 5-a-side game and penalty shootout at Compton Park at the beginning of the upcoming football season, Wolves will hold a competition giving supporters the opportunity to practice and compete alongside Fair Shot FC while donning custom-made home and away uniforms.

During these games, Fair Shot FC players and supporters will get the chance to connect with one another and share their love of football while having discussions that foster understanding and show how much more there is to unify the football community than separate it.

Communities revolve around football teams because they foster a feeling of community by uniting individuals both on and off the field. Through their foundations, Fair Shot’s club partners are already making tremendous progress in their local communities by utilizing football as a catalyst for positive and long-lasting change.

The youth connect project of the Refugee Council and grassroots football programs in Preston, Surrey, and Essex are the sources of Fair Shot FC players. David Simmons, the coach of Changing Lives FC, the only competitive refugee football side in the UK, will be in charge of them. Changing Lives FC is located in Harlow, Essex.

According to David Simmonds, “football is the world’s game,” when he introduced Fair Shot. Players from all nations and backgrounds will converse in many languages in changing rooms located across the nation. Nevertheless, their shared love of football and the language it speaks to them is what unites them.

“Each player in our Fair Shot squad has had to overcome many challenges, finding themselves away from their homes, sometimes without their families, in order to find safety. Football has helped them rebuild their lives here, bringing them friendships, a sense of joy and belonging.

 “The pitch is a place where every player is equal. We hope that with Fair Shot we can use the power of football and the shared fan experience to show that there is far more that unites us than divides. Everyone deserves be treated with fairness and compassion, no matter where they come from. Everyone deserves a fair shot.”

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