Report: Premier League announce away ticket cap for Tottenham supporters

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Premier League clubs have unanimously agreed to keep the £30 cap on away ticket prices for another three seasons. 

The cap was first brought in ahead of the 2016-17 season upon the introduction of the Premier League Away Supporters’ Initiative. The current £30 limit will be next reviewed in 2025 when it will have been in action for nine seasons. 

The £30 cap initiative was first brought in to ensure that away support remained affordable, especially considering many fans have to pay travel expenses and even hotel fees.

A statement from the Premier League read: “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.

“It was also agreed today to include an away-ticket price cap within the Premier League Rules for the first time.

“Clubs also approved the introduction of an action plan to address improving the League’s collective offer for fans. 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.

“Clubs also supported the development and introduction of a new Fan Engagement Standard, which will build on the existing high-quality fan activity that happens at many clubs.

“This will set a new minimum level of engagement across the league, with performance assessed by an independent panel.”

With 19 away matches available to Tottenham supporters, the cap’s limit will ensure that fans will not spend more than £570 on away tickets per season for the next three years.

Spurs put up the fourth-best away record in the Premier League last season, winning nine matches on the road and tallying 31 points (SoccerStats).

Spurs Web Opinion 

With the rising cost of living, this is the correct and really the only decision the Premier League clubs needed to make. 

The £30 limit is very friendly given how expensive home tickets are, so it should go a long way to keeping away support up over the next three seasons. 

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