Fans travelling to away grounds in the English top flight will not have to pay more than £30 a ticket it was announced by the Premier League today.
The decision to cap the cost of an away ticket at £30 was first introduced at the start of the 2016/17 season, but it will remain for the next three seasons after it was unanimously voted for by Premier League clubs today, who are aiming to maintain atmosphere at grounds and to make attendance affordable for fans.
In a time when Football clubs and organisations are usually portrayed as putting money ahead of the needs of average fans, this will come as a welcome move.
“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,’’ the Premier League said in an official statement.
“The £30 away ticket cap was introduced in season 2016-17, following the successful implementation of the Premier League Away Supporters’ Initiative which saw clubs provide a range of measures for their away fans.
“For the last four consecutive seasons, Premier League crowds have reached record levels with 96% of tickets sold.
“This is testament to the compelling football and dedication of fans, and the league is committed to maintaining these high attendances.”