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Swedish champions AIK to offer lifetime season tickets

10:45 PM IST 03/12/18
AIK Stockholm
The infinity card is available to fans for just over $20,000 (£16,000)

Swedish side AIK have announced that they are to sell lifetime season tickets ahead of the country’s 2019 domestic season.

The Stockholm-based outfit, who secured Sweden’s Allsvenskan top-flight title in November, are offering lifelong passes worth $20,407 (£16,000).

Described as an ‘infinity card’, purchasing the ticket entitles fans to a seat at the club’s Friends Arena stadium for as long as they live.

The price - which equates to 189,100 krona - was decided in reference to the club’s 1891 founding year.

A club statement read: "We’re proud to welcome people of all ages, occupations and backgrounds to our stands.

"As a celebration to this commitment, we’ve created the Infinity card. Even though it might not be a bestseller, it’s an important reminder that AIK is always there for you, no matter what."

AIK were named champions of the Swedish top flight for the sixth time after they defeated Kalmar FF 1-0 on November 11. It was the Stockholm club's first league title in nine years and was followed by a pitch invasion.

AIK aren't the first club to offer a lifetime season ticket. Portsmouth FC offered the same for £2,000 during the 2001-02 season, but earlier this year caused an uproar when they asked their fans to voluntarily contribute or relinquish the tickets back to the club.