"We fully support the announcement" - Ed BallsNORWICH City Football Club welcomes today’s Premier League announcement that ticket prices for away fans attending top-flight matches are to be capped at £30 for the next three seasons.
City Chairman Ed Balls said the news is a vital recognition of the commitment away supporters show in following their teams – and the crucial role that vibrant away support plays in promoting passionate, partisan atmosphere at Premier League games.
He commented: "We fully support the announcement from the Premier League today that prices for away fans are to be capped at £30 across all clubs from next season.
"You only have to look at the incredible commitment and passion for our Club displayed time and time again by Norwich fans as they travel often very long distances in consistently impressive numbers to support the Canaries.
"We’ve already very pro-actively supported the existing Away Supporters’ Initiative by committing well over the mandatory £200,000 annual spend on measures to help away fans; whether that be through subsidised tickets, free coach travel or both – as was the case when 2,057 Norwich fans took a 600-mile round trip from Norfolk to Swansea last Saturday.
"Carrow Road is always packed with an occupancy rate of 99.7% at the moment. This generates a fantastic atmosphere, which will be particularly important in the coming weeks. Away supporters from other clubs certainly play an important part in that.
"This new scheme from the Premier League ensures both our fans who travel away and those that visit us will benefit from a fair and consistent pricing policy."
To read the Premier League's statement in full, click HERE.