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Stoke City Offer Free Coach Travel To Away Games

Mon 22nd Jul 2013 | Marketing & PR

Stoke City are to offer their supporters free coach travel to all of their Premier League games in the 2013-14 season, the club has announced.

The offer is believed to be the first time any side in England’s top four divisions has undertaken such an initiative for an entire campaign.

Stoke are introducing the initiative on the back of the increase in their income delivered by the new TV deals, in a bid to try and ease the financial burden on fans who follow City on their travels.

Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “As a club we are conscious that following football can be an expensive business, especially at a time when so many people are feeling the squeeze financially.

“We work hard to try and provide our supporters with value for money which is why we have not increased our ticket prices since being promoted to the Premier League in 2008.

“However, we realise how expensive following the Club away from home can be for supporters and we’re delighted to be able to offer free coach travel and hope it encourages more of them to give us their fantastic backing away from home.”

The cost of attending away games hit the headlines earlier this year after It emerged that Arsenal were charging Manchester City fans £62 for their game at the Emirates prompting the Football Supporters Federation to begin their Twenty’s Plenty campaign calling for away ticket prices to be capped at £20.

 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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