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Coventry ticket own-goal

The prices for the first home game of the season have been released

Bolton Wanderers v West Bromwich Albion - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images

Saturday felt like the fans of Bolton Wanderers were fully united. It was a truly momentous occasion.

After months of uncertainty, 1660 fans travelled the 400 mile round trip to Adams Park, not knowing what team to expect when they arrived.

Despite the end result, I left Wycombe feeling immensely proud to be a Bolton Wanderers fan, eagerly waiting for any news on tickets for the opening home game against Coventry.

The ticket prices have just dropped and it’s safe to say they’ve gone down like a lead balloon.

Tickets are priced from £24 for adults, £18 for over 65s & under 23s. Under 18s are priced from £12. That’s absolutely outrageous.

To compare - last year, season ticket holders paid between £14.13-£19.43 per match. That's for 23 matches, of which we saw 22.

The reaction across social media has been extremely negative & it’s not a surprise to see why.

The takeover still hasn’t gone through, there’s still uncertainty over what team we’ll see come Saturday.

Despite all of that, fans still want to cheer on their team. That was evident at Adams Park at the weekend. Though those prices will just alienate a large section of supporters who can't justify paying that much.

Maybe (definitely) a re-think is needed. Otherwise, this could well be one of the lowest attendances ever for a league fixture at the UNIBOL.