UEFA announces price cap on Champions League and Europe League tickets for away fans, in order to stop the expenditure exploitation.
Certain European clubs are known to inflate the price of the tickets when it comes to the away fans, last season also many clubs were accused of over-charging the away fans.
Thus, UEFA has decided to put a price cap on the tickets of the away games in the Champions League and Europa League matches.
The European football governing body confirmed that away tickets in the Champions League will cost €70 euros (£63.50) at the most, with fans of clubs in the Europa League paying no more than €45 (£41).
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) August 30, 2019
It’s said that Spanish clubs were not in favour of the change, while British and German clubs wanted even more of a reduction, but UEFA have decided to act on the many complaints.
Last season both Liverpool and Manchester City decided to take a stand against the exploitative prices set by Barcelona on the away tickets.
The two English clubs were charged €119 euros for a ticket in the Camp Nou away end and so they responded by upping their away ticket prices to the same number for home legs, using the extra €31 per ticket to bring the cost down to €88 euros so that their travelling supporters were subsidised.
Fans of clubs lucky enough to have European football this season, I bring good news: it won't be quite as expensive as before. UEFA & clubs have agreed to cap away ticket prices at 70 euros in CL, 45 euros in EL, with immediate effect. Spanish clubs weren't that keen, though!
— Matt Slater (@mjshrimper) August 30, 2019
This move is being applauded by the media, especially the English media, which has been supportive of the claim made by the English clubs so far.
Since, the travelling costed a lot, lowering down the prices of tickets will encourage the away fans to come in more numbers to support their team, which was earlier not happening because of expensive tickets at the away games.
This rule will be implemented from the upcoming edition of the Champions League season, as the apex European competition will kick-off from 17th September.