One of this site’s readers made a comment about how NESV (now FSG) have raised ticket prices tremendously at Fenway Park following their investments into the Red Sox’ infrastructure and team. I must confess it is an area that concerns me in regards to Liverpool Football Club. So I decided to take a look at what the situation was before and since NESV’s takeover. But before I continue let me provide two caveats:
1. I know very little of Major League Baseball (MLB). During my research I became aware of a fans’ index, run by a website, which provides financial data on the average costs of going to a game. In short they take the total cost of a family’s tickets, beverages and other costs for a single game every year. It is this ‘fan costs index’ I have used for my research and it is used in good faith.
2. I am not saying that what has happened in America will or will not happen at Liverpool FC. I am simply studying NESV’s methods stateside which may (or may not) provide an indicator as to how they operate in this sensitive area of the business.