Premier League clubs agree to cap ticket prices for away fans

The issue of prices has been a major bone of contention

Premier League clubs agree to cap ticket prices for away fans

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Premier League clubs have unanimously approved a £30 cap on tickets for away fans for the next three seasons.

Liverpool supporters recently staged a walk-out in protest at planned price rises and they were successful in getting the club's owners to do a U-turn.

In a statement, the Premier League said, "Clubs know that away fans have a unique status. They are essential for match atmosphere and stimulate the response from home fans that distinguishes Barclays Premier League matches from those of other leagues.

"This unique status 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.

"Away fans have additional travel costs and pay individual match prices, as season ticket and other discounts are not available to them and the responsibility for them is shared between Clubs and therefore it is right that there is a collective initiative to help them.

"At their last meeting on 4 February, 2016, the 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."