The Premier League is capping the cost of away tickets at £30

A cold Tuesday in Stoke just got cheaper

Football clubs should be doing more to help away fans – which is what the top 20 clubs in the country unanimously agreed today, when they decided to cap the ticket price for away games at £30.

The Premier League said away fans are “essential to match atmosphere” in a statement released this afternoon. The upper ticket price limit is being brought in next season.

Bigger clubs like Chelsea – who charge £52 for their cheapest match day ticket – will have to drop their prices to meet the new rules. A BBC Price of Football study from last year found that eight clubs including Leicester and Stoke already sell away tickets for less than £30.

Liverpool fans have challenged the club over recent plans to introduce £77 tickets, but at least this is good news for supporters travelling away.

Other (less important) things you could buy with £30

  • A haircut in London
  • Half of a Manchester United shirt with Mata printed on the back
  • Two copies of Championship Manager 2001
  • Lunch from Pret for a week
  • Tickets to see Leyton Orient at home