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Swansea cap away tickets at £22

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

Swansea City have announced that their travelling supporters will pay no more than £22 for all Premier League away tickets in the 2015-16 season.

The club will subsidise the cost of away tickets for their away fans, with adult tickets capped at £22, concessions at £15 and kids at £10. It will cost Swansea fans £418 at most for all 19 away games, and the club estimate this will save travelling Swansea fans £300,000.

Swansea City Vice-Chairman Leigh Dineen said: “We worked hard on reducing away ticket prices for our supporters last season through reciprocal deals with other clubs. Unfortunately, we were unable to finalise deals with all the clubs for different reasons.

“Therefore, while we introduced other away fan benefits, we felt it would be more beneficial to our supporters if we took the step of guaranteeing them cheaper tickets for all our away games, whether there was a reciprocal deal in place or not.”

Swansea are the first to cap all away tickets for their fans in the Premier League, while last month Coventry City announced that all away fans visiting the Ricoh Arena would be charged no more than £20. In the 2014/15 season, reciprocal deals saved more than 27,000 travelling fans almost £300,000 in total.

FSF chief executive Kevin Miles said: “The news that Swansea will cap away ticket prices for their travelling fans is extremely welcome. It’s pleasing to see that they’re recognising the importance of their away support.”

“It’s a huge boost for the Twenty’s Plenty campaign and we’d encourage other Premier League clubs to take note.”

At this stage it is unclear whether or not Swansea City, one of the clubs most actively engaging with the idea of reciprocal pricing, will still be pursuing reciprocal deals with other Premier League clubs in the coming season.

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