Premier League clubs agree £30 away tickets for next three seasons

The 20 top flight clubs have "unanimously agreed" to cap prices in a move to make following teams away from home more affordable for supporters
The Premier League has confirmed clubs have agreed to cap away ticket prices at £30 for the next three seasons.

The 20 clubs in England's top flight have unanimously agreed the price cap which will come into force at the start of next season.

There have been a series of protests about ticket prices at Premier League grounds around the country this season and the Premier League has underlined the importance of supporters to the game.

"Clubs know that away fans have a unique status. They are essential for match atmosphere and stimulate the response from home fans that distinguishes Barclays Premier League matches from those of other leagues," read an official statement.

"This unique status has long been understood by Clubs, who currently provide away fans with a range of measures designed to assist them, including the Away Supporters’ Initiative (ASI), introduced in 2013.

"Away fans have additional travel costs and pay individual match prices, as season ticket and other discounts are not available to them and the responsibility for them is shared between Clubs and therefore it is right that there is a collective initiative to help them.

"At their last meeting on 4 February, 2016, the Clubs unanimously agreed that more should be done to help away fans and, after consideration of a range of options, have now decided to introduce the new £30 maximum price for away tickets."