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Calling all football fans (again!)

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by daib0, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. daib0

    daib0 Guest

    Hi everyone,

    My friend Clyde (admin on “Royals Rendezvousâ€) is petitioning the FA and Premier League to require Premier League club to offer fans free away travel to matches - before hopefully expanding to the Football League and cup competitions. The main aim is that the increased TV money isn't spent on player's wages.

    See here

    Recently, the Premier League announced a new television deal showing an increase of 71% on the previous deal. With this massive increase in revenue for the clubs - they should be able to offer away fans free travel to away matches without increasing ticket prices.

    Ticket prices are already too high and put people off travelling to the games. Including the travel with the match ticket would enable more people to be able to travel to matches - especially younger people, who may not be able to travel to matches otherwise.

    In Germany, away travel is included as part of the match ticket - and is subsidised by the clubs.

    Some Premier League clubs, such as Stoke City, have already implemented a free away travel scheme for their supporters. Stoke started the scheme for the 2013-14 season and saw a 26% increase on away attendances for like-for-like matches when compared to the previous season. This shows how well this can work. Additionally, the increased away ticket money would offset the cost of the transport to the games.

    The Premier League should force clubs to offer free away travel - as part of the rules of the league. This could, later, be expanded for Premier League sides playing in the FA and League Cups, as well as Championship sides.

    Please take a second out and give a hand …
  2. SingYourHeartsOut

    SingYourHeartsOut Just doesn't shut up

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    Aug 11, 2012
    Although I can see some sense in this, many away fans do not start their journey from the home town. I'm not sure why this idea has more merit than simply reducing prices for away fans?
  3. Alex Rae The Substitute

    Alex Rae The Substitute Just doesn't shut up

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    May 14, 2012
    I'm all for the sentiment of trying to reduce ticket costs and all round football experience so I'll check the petition out & sign... But as mentioned above I've lived in or around London my whole life and support Wolves (weird I know), get to about 10-15 games per season, more often than not away games rather than home, I'd sooner see the FA/PL work with the train companies to see if they can stop racking up the price of train tickets on match days or around convenient times for match day travel.

    Anyway, best of luck.
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  4. Dewsburywolf

    Dewsburywolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Jul 29, 2007
    Not everybody lives local to the football club that they support :marchmellow:
  5. JW

    JW Just doesn't shut up

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    Nov 6, 2007
    Just reduce the match tickets
  6. SnowyW

    SnowyW Groupie

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    Dec 27, 2009
    An effective method would be to require that all grounds run at at least 90% capacity, to ensure clubs don't rip off and/or exclude fans.

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