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Premier League extends away ticket price cap

Premier League clubs have unanimously agreed to maintain the current £30 cap on away ticket prices for the next three seasons.

The price cap was introduced in the 2016-17 season after the implementation of the Premier League Away Supporters’ Initiative, where clubs provided a range of measures for their away fans.

The £30 level of the cap will be reviewed in 2025, when it will have been in place for nine seasons. The price cap will be added to the Premier League Rules for the first time.

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

Clubs have also approved the development and introduction of a new Fan Engagement Standard, which will build on the existing fan activity that is already on offer at many clubs. This will set a new minimum level of engagement across the League, with performance assessed by an independent panel.

It has also been agreed than an action plan to address improving the League’s collective offer for fans will be introduced. This includes developing a series of new League-wide measures and commitments for supporters. As part of this commitment, clubs today endorsed the introduction of Fan Advisory Boards, and to nominate a board-level official to be responsible for the club’s fan engagement activities.

The Premier League added: “Fans are the lifeblood of the game and are essential to their clubs, these new standards will ensure long-term meaningful engagement with supporters.”

A record number of fans attended matches over the course of the 2021-22 Premier League season, with the cumulative figure surpassing 15 million for the first time.

A total of 15,195,647 fans attended the 380 matches, Premier League research has shown. The matches saw an average crowd of 39,989, with the average stadium utilisation rate standing at 97.7%.