Leicester fans gets subsidised away tickets for Norwich

leicester city fansLeicester City are to subsidise the tickets of supporters who are travelling to Norwich City on 3 October 2015 by £10.

City have received a maximum allocation of 2,686 tickets for the Premier League trip to Carrow Road and the club have decided to use funds allocated to its Away Supporters Initiative to ease the cost.

Normally, Norwich charge £45 for adult away tickets but the cost will now be £35 for City fans, £25 for over-65s, £20 for under-17s and £10 for under-12s.

City fans were also charged £45 for the trip to West Ham United last month, sparking anger from some supporters.

City set up the ASI scheme to help ease the burden on away supporters, who quite often are asked by host clubs to meet the highest charges, and City also gave all City fans who travelled to AFC Bournemouth recently a £5 food voucher.

Last season the fund was also used to pay for t-shirts, scarves, complimentary breakfasts and other initiatives for City fans travelling to selected games.

The rising cost for away supporters has become a big talking point in recent years with fans’ groups calling for a cap on the cost of away tickets of £20.

The Twenty is Plenty campaign has been launched by the Football Supporters Federation and is backed by City fans’ group the Foxes Trust.

Some clubs have entered into reciprocal deals to cut the costs for both sets of supporters but these deals are still uncommon.

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Read more here: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Leicester-City-subsidise-ticket-costs-away-fans/story-27750679-detail/story.html

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