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Premier league away tickets price cap: Boost for cutting visiting supporter's costs

By Staff Reporter

The Football Supporters Federation has welcomed a new Premier League initiative which will see away fans pay no more than £30 for a match for the next three seasons, but stressed there was still work to be done to drive costs down.

Following a meeting of the 20 member clubs in February, it was decided more needed to be done to help travelling supporters, who face increased costs to attend matches across the country, but also help create a unique atmosphere.

FSF Chief Executive Kevin Miles said: "It has got to be a good thing. This is definitely a day of celebration for us."

The new measures will replace the Away Supporters' Initiative, which was introduced in 2013 and saw clubs individually implement a range of features, including travel subsidies, reciprocal pricing and reduced admissions.

The £30 cap will run from the start of the 2016-17 campaign through to 2018-19, a period which will see the Premier League clubs receive record revenue (£5.14 billion) from broadcasting deals.

The Premier League made it clear in their statement the importance of away fans who are "essential for atmosphere and stimulate the response from home fans that distinguishes Premier League matches from those of other leagues."

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