The Premier League have today released the following statement regarding tickets for away fixtures.
After consideration of a range of options, Premier League clubs have today undertaken that away fans will be able to attend Premier League matches for the next three seasons and pay no more than a maximum of £30 for their tickets.
This decision, announced today, will take effect from the beginning of the 2016-17 season.
All clubs know that away fans have a unique status:
- They are essential for match atmosphere and stimulate the response from home fans that distinguishes Premier League matches from those of other leagues.
- They have additional travel costs and pay individual match prices, as season ticket and other discounts are not available to them.
- Responsibility for them is shared between clubs and therefore it is right that there is a collective initiative to help them.
This has long been understood by clubs who currently provide away fans with a range of measures designed to assist them, including the Away Supporters’ Initiative (ASI) introduced in 2013.
At their last meeting (on February 4 2016) clubs unanimously agreed that more should be done to help away fans and, after consideration of a range of options, have now decided to introduce the new £30 maximum price for away tickets.
This replaces the ASI as a single, league-wide recognition of the importance of away fans.