Forest cut ticket prices for anniversary dinner after protest


Nottingham Forest have halved the cost of some tickets to the club’s 150th anniversary gala dinner after a former player accused them of pricing out fans.

Colin Barrett told Notts TV’s Boot Room last week he thought the £150 price of an individual ticket for the event was ‘scandalous’.

Barrett played a key role in the club’s victorious 1979 European Cup-winning campaign, scoring the crucial second goal in a first leg tie home tie against Liverpool.

Following his protest the club have brought in a new single seat price of £75 plus VAT for the May 2 event.

The club website published a statement saying: “Following consultation with supporters, Nottingham Forest have increased their allocation of tickets for the 150th anniversary gala dinner.

“An additional package has been made available for the event, which will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre on 2 May.

“The new silver package, which includes a three-course meal, champagne reception and commemorative programme, is priced £75 + VAT per person.”
Colin Barrett

Barrett had previously said: “I have to apologise to the Forest fans from an ex-player point of view. But I’ve just heard they are having a celebratory 150-year dinner.

“And apparently the ticket prices are £150 plus VAT, for a dinner. I think that is scandalous.

“I don’t know how they can justify it, I don’t know where it’s come from – and they’ve just taken 99 per cent of supporters out of the equation [with the price].”

He was speaking on the March 23 edition of Notts TV’s Boot Room Pro Zone programme.

According to the club, the dinner will include a “number of key figures from Forest’s past, along with the current first-team squad”.

It will also include the end of season awards.

Other tickets according to the club website include a ‘premium’ corporate sponsorship table for ten people costs £2,000 plus VAT, ‘diamond’ comes in at £1,500 plus VAT, and a ‘gold’ table for ten is £1,000.


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