Premier League clubs’ fans can attend away matches for “no more than £30” for the next three seasons, the Premier League has announced.
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 make a unique atmosphere.
The new measures will replace the Away Supporters’ Initiative, which was introduced in 2013 and saw clubs individually implement a range of measures, including travel subsidies, reciprocal pricing and reduced admissions as well as improved facilities.
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.
“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,” a statement from the Premier League read.
“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.”