English Premier League football club Chelsea has announced a total price freeze for every ticket for the 2017-18 season.
The freeze will cover all season tickets and individual match tickets at Stamford Bridge, including the club’s hospitality packages.
Chelsea said that supporters in regular home areas will be paying the same as they did in 2011-12, with these prices having remained the same in 10 of the past 12 years. This refers to any general-sale tickets, as well as those for season ticket holders and members.
Chelsea also confirmed that a number of other aspects of its pricing structure would remain the same for next season. This includes an extended junior category which offers reduced match tickets to fans under the age of 20 and concessionary rates for over-65s.
Concessionary season tickets for supporters in the under-20s and over-65s age groups are available in all regular home areas of Stamford Bridge.
Tickets for home domestic cup games will also be made available at discounted prices, while the Premier League’s price cap of £30 (€35/$37) for away match tickets will also remain in place at Stamford Bridge until 2018-19.
In addition, Chelsea will continue to subsidise the price of travel for fans attending the club’s away matches.
“We keep our pricing structure and ticket policies under constant review and the cost of match tickets is one of the subjects the club discusses most frequently with our supporters,” Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said.
“Fans going to away games next season will again be supported by our travel subsidies and the Premier League’s visiting ticket price cap will help keep costs down.
“This season, your support has helped lift us to the top of the league and into the semi-finals of the FA Cup and we really appreciate your backing, home and away. We have ambitions to achieve more success next season and beyond and our fans will be vital to this. I am therefore pleased we have been able to freeze all our ticket prices for 2017-18.”
Chelsea is currently seven points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur with nine games of the Premier League season remaining. The two clubs also meet in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on April 22.