Just as Saturday happened with the Independiente fans who were able to go see their team at Mario Alberto Kempes de Córdoba against Talleres de Córdoba, without hiding under the guise of neutrals, the same will happen with River on Saturday, who will play in that stage against Belgrano, for the second date of the Professional League.
Of course, what changes is the price.
And the "Millionaires" fans, who
are flying from the anger, repudiated the prices and in protest they call not to attend the game
Belgrano put ten thousand tickets on sale for the Popular North stand (called Willington) of the Kempes, intended for River fans.
To this number we must add the Service Charge, an extra fee that adds 10% to the ticket, with which the real value would reach almost 15 thousand pesos.
In this way,
Belgrano will charge River fans more than double the price that Talleres set for Independiente supporters
, who paid 6,000 pesos for the ticket, and three times what Central Córdoba in Santiago del Estero sold for the fans.
“neutral” River fans on Saturday, who were able to access an audience of the Mother of Cities in Santiago del Estero for a cost of 5,000 pesos.
So, the price that Belgrano set is abusive.
Especially if one takes into account, in addition, that the cost set by the AFA for a popular ticket is 2,300 pesos.
Faced with this situation, River fans broke out in anger on social networks.
And those who usually travel with their flags, known as "Los bandereros", issued a statement to demonstrate against the price that Belgrano set, which said:
“When we found out that in Córdoba there would be a visiting bias and not a neutral one, we were happy since traveling to support our team is something we always think about and enjoy. Due to the high prices of the “POPULAR” we protest against it: $13,500 plus taxes make a total of $15,000. Many buses in Buenos Aires began to unsubscribe so as not to be complicit in these scourges of soccer and we asked for a regulation from AFA so that it really takes action on the matter.
“When we found out that in Córdoba there would be a visiting bias and not a neutral one, we were happy since traveling to support our team is something we always think about and enjoy.
Due to the high prices of the “POPULAR” we protest against it: $13,500 plus taxes make a total of $15,000.
Many buses in Buenos Aires began to unsubscribe so as not to be complicit in these scourges of soccer and we asked for a regulation from AFA so that it really takes action on the matter.
The same was done by the River fan Subcommittee, whose statement stated:
“From our space we completely repudiate the prices that are far from being for a popular ticket, for the game that River will play with Belgrano at Mario Alberto Kempes in Córdoba.
This abuse with the genuine fan has to stop and from the Subcommittee we support the initiative of NOT ATTENDING THE MATCH, as well as "flaggers" and "historical microphones" from the stands will not be present.
We understand the fundraising ambition but we request respect for the fans, not only of our beloved River Plate, but of football in general”.
In the event that this move prospers, it would not be the first time that River fans have manifested themselves in this way.
It already happened at the end of 2019, in a match against Newell's in Rosario.
At that time, the leadership of the Rosario club put the popular ticket at 4,000 pesos when, according to AFA regulations, at that time a popular ticket should be charged 500 pesos.
Only 250 River fans bought the tickets, when the Newell's leadership expected to sell 6,000 tickets and raise 24 million pesos.
However, they raised just 1 million.
In other words, the boycott worked.
Now, River fans point to a similar situation occurring.
Meanwhile, Belgrano already put the tickets on sale for 13,500 pesos this Monday through the autoentrada.com site and with a maximum limit of four tickets per person.
Subsequently, the tickets will be exchanged at the Self-Entrance Ticket Offices of the Dinosaurio Mall Complex, located at Calle Rodríguez del Busto 4086 and those who purchase them will be able to withdraw them (only holders of the cards with which they have made the purchases) from Thursday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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