London: English Premier League (EPL) clubs have agreed to freeze the price of away tickets for travelling supporters at "no more than £30 ($43, 39 euros) for the next three seasons, officials announced yesterday.
There have been complaints from supporters at the increase in ticket prices while Premier League revenues, particularly from lucrative broadcast deals, have skyrocketed.
But now, in an acknowledgement of the contribution away fans make to the atmosphere of a matchday, their ticket prices will be held to a £30 ceiling at the same time as English top-flight clubs enjoy the proceeds of a £5.14 billion television rights deal for 2016-2019, up 70 percent on the previous agreement.
"After consideration of a range of options, EPL Clubs have undertaken that away fans will be able to attend EPL matches for the next three seasons and pay no more than a maximum of £30 for their tickets," said a EPL statement.
EPL recognised away fans' "unique" status and that they were "essential for match atmosphere that distinguishes Premier League matches from those of other leagues".