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Coventry City back Twenty’s Plenty

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Coventry City have announced today (22nd June) that away tickets at the Ricoh Arena for the 2015-16 season will be capped at £20 and have urged other League One clubs to follow suit.

This upcoming season away fans at the Ricoh Arena will pay £20 for an adult ticket, £15 for concessions and £7 for juniors.

Announcing the pricing, Coventry City’s chief executive Steve Waggott said: “Our commitment to making football more affordable – especially to families – is highlighted once again in these prices.

“The prices for visitors tickets are £20 for adults, £15 for concessions and £7 for juniors, which very much fits into the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Twenty’s Plenty campaign. I hope, for our supporters who like to travel away from home, that the vast majority of fellow League One clubs look to implement a similar pricing structure.”

In recent years League One matchday ticket prices have been on the rise, although the cheapest season ticket prices have marginally decreased. The 2014 BBC’s Price of Football report found that only five teams in League One had set their cheapest matchday ticket at below £20 – Walsall (£18.50), Fleetwood (£17), Crawley (£18) and Swindon (£18).

It also found that the average price of the cheapest adult matchday ticket had increased 31.7% since 2011, and now stood at £20.44. 

The FSF welcomes Coventry City’s committment to Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets, in 2013/14 the concept saved 31,807 fans a total of £342,260.

FSF chief executive Kevin Miles said: “For a club in League One, without the support of massive media revenues enjoyed by the Premier League, to cap prices at £20, sends a powerful message throughout football. Away supporters are vital to the matchday atmosphere at football.”

Thanks to CovPix for the image used in this article. Reproduced here under CC licence.

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