Hong Kong Football Association chairman Victor Hui Chun-fui has called for a reduction in First Division league ticket prices, hoping to boost the declining attendance figures. Hui said he would raise the suggestion at the professional football committee's monthly meeting later this month. While the current ticket price at Mongkok Stadium is $60 and $100 at the Hong Kong Stadium, Hui did not say what the new prices should be. The attendance figures for the first quarter of this season were down by almost 50 per cent compared to the same period last season with the average attendance figure of the 40 league matches played so far at 1,558. Hui's suggestion met with a mixed reaction from some local club officials. South China team director Peter Leung Shou-chi said the move might not help much as it was the quality of the game which mattered. 'The current ticket prices are generally acceptable. The most important thing is we provide good football,' said Leung. 'The most expensive tickets at the Carlsberg Cup were $380 and still people came to the games. 'I think a more practical way is to arrange more double-headers. Fans will think it's attractive since they can enjoy four hours' entertainment with the price of one ticket.' Sing Tao team manager Michael Shek was also worried that low attendance figures would scare away the club sponsors. 'Clubs are losing money and the sponsors may not want to continue their investments if the income from the gate receipts decreases,' he said. Instant-Dict administrative manager Ben Choi York-yee and Golden team manager Chow Man-shun are generally supportive of the idea of reducing prices. 'We should give fans a choice. There should be different prices for games featuring the big clubs and games featuring the smaller clubs. A cheaper price should be charged for less attractive games,' said Choi.