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Norwich And Swansea Agree Twenty's Plenty
Wednesday, 13th Nov 2013 09:11

Thanks to the Football Supporters Federation for more news on how their Twenty's Plenty campaign is starting to work

Norwich City and Swansea City have agreed a reciprocal ticket offer meaning away fans will receive £20 tickets when the sides meet in the Premier League.

The Swans visit Carrow Road on Sunday 15th December while the Canaries’ trip to the Liberty Stadium is scheduled for Saturday 29th March. Away tickets for December’s game went on sale today, more details are on Swansea City's website.

The reciprocal idea mirrors the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets (part of an umbrella Away Fans Matter campaign) and follows hot on the heels of similar deals by Hull City, Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion.

The Swans also came to a £25 agreement with Aston Villa and other deals are in the pipeline. The Croydon Guardian reports that Crystal Palace have “agreed to give Newcastle supporters £5 off a ticket if they do the same for Palace supporters”.

Away Fans Matter has achieved some success but it’s certainly not the end of the road. Football League fans have yet to see reciprocal deals and there’s scope for many more in the top-flight.

However, tens of thousands of fans will now get cheaper tickets thanks to this season’s reciprocal deals and the FSF will continue to campaign for more away ticket reductions throughout the professional game.

£12m Away Fans’ Initiative

Twenty’s Plenty also made its mark when the Premier League announced the launch of the £12m Away Fans’ Initiative. Clubs must use the money to reduce ticket prices for away fans, subsidise transport or otherwise enhance the matchday experience.

The Away Fans’ Initiative equates to £200,000 per club, per season – you can find out what your club is spending the cash on here.

These initiatives are a response to campaigning work such as Away Fans Matter and the march on Premier League HQ, organised by Spirit of Shankly. They were joined by fans of dozens of other clubs and the FSF.

For more details and to join the Football Supporters Federation go to www.fsf.org.uk

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stmichael added 10:27 - Nov 13
Does anybody remember when Man City were forced to charge us £15.00 to visit their new stadium and we sold the full allocation?
Something approaching 3,000 if I remember correctly and we smashed em 3-1 with Phillips & Beattie scoring the goals.
Super Kev's best game for us and it led to a clamour for him to be re-called for England.
I have no doubt that empty seats at St Mary's and other grounds are down to the prices charged.
If we had a 40,000 seater stadium with safe standing at the Northam End and tickets for this area at £10.00/£15.00 (its what they do in Germany) the place would be full and rocking as would most grounds.
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Jesus_02 added 10:50 - Nov 13
Its good to see some clubs really getting on board with this.

It seems at odds with some of the bigger clubs policy though.

For instance Arsenal provided 3000 tickets @ £25 each which sold out before anone that hadnt been to an away game had a chance to benefit froma a reasonable price and afordable travel.

Now anyone still wanting to go to this match can get a ticket from a legal online tout for anywhere between £100 and £400. Add this to the approach that Spurs took in having an offiicial tout and all attempts to encourage away support seem pretty futile except when there is less demand than availabilty
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SaintNick added 11:50 - Nov 13
The 3,000 oig to Arsenal are those that have been going to away games regularly and therefore deserve to have discounted tickets for their loyalty, its all about supply and demand and those that travel away week in week out should get the first opportunity for away tickets
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saintmark1976 added 12:50 - Nov 13
Well done Swansea and Norwich.

However, their action is in my opinion but a sticking plaster on a broken leg.

The cost of watching Premiership matches whether home of away is simply too high.Result? Fans are voting with their feet and saving money by watching games at home and in pubs.

I appreciate that we have not played a" top club"at home yet this season but is it a coincidence that we have not managed to fill St Marys on a single occasion so far?

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