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LaLiga teams announce away tickets price cap agreement

Atletico Madrid’s Metropolitano stadium

Photo by Kirill Iudin on Unsplash

Atletico Madrid’s Metropolitano stadium

Photo by Kirill Iudin on Unsplash

14 LaLiga teams, including Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, have signed up to an historic agreement to limit the price of tickets for away fans, in a bid to encourage travelling support in Spain’s top-flight next season.

The Primera División teams have backed an agreement proposed by supporters’ group Aficiones Unidas (United Support) to limit the price of a minimum of 300 away tickets to €30. The agreement follows an existing agreement among teams in the second-tier Segunda División.

Real Madrid and Barcelona, Spain’s two biggest clubs, are among the minority that have not signed up to the price cap agreement. Reports suggest Barcelona will ultimately join the group, with Osasusa – which already offers away tickets for less than €30 – seeking clarification on some matters. The other three that have not signed the Aficiones Unidas agreement are Rayo Vallecano, Villarreal and Getafe.

Away tickets at some LaLiga clubs have cost up to €60 according to some reports.

The 14 teams that have signed the agreement are Cadiz, Almería, Sevilla, Betis, Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Girona, Real Mallorca, Celta Vigo, Real Sociedad, Athletic Club, Granada, Las Palmas and Alaves.

A £30 price cap on away tickets has been in place in the English Premier League since the 2016-17 season as a result of supporter pressure, saving travelling fans millions of pounds ever since. The level of the cap will be reviewed in 2025, when it will have been in place for nine seasons.

Aficiones Unidas is made up of a total of 34 fan clubs federations representative of the clubs of LaLiga teams.

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