Clubs looking to announce away ticket price cap for European competitions

first_imgTopics Europa League Share on LinkedIn news The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Sitting alongside Van der Sar was former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who now does the same job at Milan. He agreed with his Ajax counterpart and said Europe should follow Premier League clubs’ example with its £30 cap on away tickets.Gazidis said: “The English experience with a cap on away tickets has been really positive. It was a very good step and was well received and embraced by our fans. That was a national issue but we’ve got to have it on our [European] agenda, too.” Share on Pinterest Football Uefa Share on WhatsApp Reuse this contentcenter_img Share via Email Read more Leading clubs, working with Uefa, are close to announcing a cap on ticket prices for away fans in European club competitions.A working group was set up last year by the European Club Association and Uefa following complaints from Bayern Munich and Liverpool fans about ticket prices at Anderlecht and Porto, respectively. Many Bayern fans boycotted their game against Anderlecht in November 2017 when the Belgian side raised the cost of tickets to €100 (£85), while Liverpool objected to Porto charging their fans three times as much as local supporters for a Champions League game.Liverpool and Porto have now bilaterally agreed to keep prices down for each others’ fans in their Champions League quarter-final next month, with Porto agreeing to reduce the cost of an away ticket from a planned £73 to £52.There was no such cooperation between Barcelona and Manchester United, however, with the Premier League club deciding to subsidise the £102 cost of an away ticket at the Camp Nou by charging Barça fans the same price at Old Trafford.Speaking to reporters at the ECA general assembly in Amsterdam on Tuesday, the organisation’s general secretary, Michele Centenaro, said the matter was discussed by the clubs on Monday and “a proposal” would now go to the next Uefa club competitions committee on 14 May.ECA vice-chairman Edwin van der Sar, the former Manchester United goalkeeper who is now chief executive of Ajax, said: “We want vocal fans at games and most of the time that’s the support that travels to domestic away games, too. We have fans who watch on TV all around the world but I think it’s important that we keep football affordable for local fans so they can travel at home and abroad.” Other meaninglessly limp sanctions are available Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Champions League Share on Twitterlast_img