Premier League Clubs today announce a new deal for away fans.
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.
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 (4 February 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.