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Premier League clubs renew £30 cap on away tickets

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

Today it was announced that the Premier League clubs have agreed to continue the £30 cap on away tickets for another three seasons.

The current competition-wide cap on away ticket prices was introduced at the start of the 2016-17 season, following sustained campaigning by supporters across the country led by the FSF under the “Twenty’s Plenty” banner.

At the Premier League shareholders’ meeting on Thursday it was unanimously agreed to continue the practice.

The Premier League said: “All clubs know the crucial importance of away fans in generating the best possible atmosphere at matches, and recognise the additional travel costs often involved when following a team away from home.”

Since its introduction, the £30 cap on away prices in the Premier League has been incredibly popular with travelling supporters – saving them millions of pounds over the last three seasons.

FSF chief executive Kevin Miles said: “We welcome the Premier League’s recognition of the importance of the £30 away cap and back its decision to keep the cap in place for the coming seasons.

“We have always argued that away supporter attendance needs to be encouraged if the atmosphere and spectacle of a live football match is to be sustained. There had been a rapid rise in away ticket costs for many supporters and the cap put a halt on that.

“However, we still believe more can be done and we call on the Premier League to look at ways to further reduce concessionary ticket costs and subsidise fans’ travel costs when games are moved for TV.”

Thanks to PA Images for the image used in this article.

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