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Premier League commits to away ticket price cap

Premier League clubs unanimously vote to continue with the £30 ($39/€34) price cap on away tickets for the next three seasons during the shareholders’ meeting held today (Thursday).

The current three-year contract for the cap, which was introduced during the 2016/17 season, runs out at the end of the 2018-19 season in May.

The Premier League said in a statement: “All clubs know the crucial importance of away fans in generating the best possible atmosphere at matches and recognise the additional travel costs often involved when following a team away from home.”

Doubts had been raised ahead of the shareholders meeting as to whether the £30 cap would be scrapped or not. 

The league’s former executive chairman Richard Scudamore, who left the role last month, is understood to have been a key driving force behind convincing clubs of the benefits of a price cap. However, the Premier League announced today that it has made the “unanimous decision to recognise commitment of travelling fans.”

England’s top football league has seen 96 per cent of tickets sold for the last four consecutive seasons.

The statement added: “This is testament to the compelling football and dedication of fans, and the League is committed to maintaining these high attendances.”

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