Manchester United legend Gary Neville feels club should sell Old Trafford naming rights and use cash to reduce match tickets to £10
- Gary Neville feels his former club should sell the naming rights Old Trafford
- The former Manchester United star feels it would be ideal to reduce ticket costs
- Neville was giving his opinion during Stan Collymore’s Last Word podcast
Manchester United legend Gary Neville feels his former club should take the drastic move of selling the naming rights to their famous Old Trafford stadium, and use the cash generated to slash match tickets down to around £10.
Old Trafford, one of the most iconic and revered stadiums in world football, would likely command an astronomical fee in order to allow a sponsor to act as name replacement.
Neville therefore believes this cash injection could be used to repay the lifeblood of the football club; the supporters themselves, with particular emphasis on getting youngsters into the stadium.
Gary Neville says Man United should sell Old Trafford naming rights to lower ticket costs
Neville feels United could command around ‘£60, £70 or £80million-a-year’ for the rights
Speaking on Stan Collymore’s The Last Word podcast, Neville said: ‘The Glazer family, and to be fair, they’ve said it for correct reasons, have said that they’ll never put naming rights on Old Trafford, the brand of Old Trafford.
‘I would sell the naming rights to Old Trafford if I was at Manchester United for £60, £70, £80million-a-year.
By selling the name, Neville feels United could offer seats to youngsters for as little as £10
The club legend turned pundit admits he’s thought about the idea for ‘many, many years’
‘On the understanding that all of the money generated – £800m over ten years – would mean that the whole of the Stretford End would be £10 or £12 to get in, and a proportion of those tickets would go to young people.’
While such a move would be a controversial one, Neville feels it would be something that must be taken with full consultation and co-operation with the fans.
‘It’s the first time I’ve made that suggestion, but I’ve thought it for many, many years,’ Neville added.
‘You would consult with the fans, you’ve sold sponsorships in every other area of the club.
‘Old Trafford is an iconic stadium in name. I’ll never change calling it Old Trafford.’