Premier League clubs to debate away-ticket price cap

English Premier League football clubs are set to meet this week to discuss the league’s £30 (€34/$39) price cap on tickets for away matches.

UK newspaper The Times has reported that clubs are due to discuss the matter at a shareholders’ meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

The three-year agreement for the £30 away-ticket cap runs until the end of the season. The agreement was signed during the tenure of Richard Scudamore, who left his role as executive chairman of the Premier League at the end of last year.

The Times reports that some clubs have privately questioned whether the cap should be increased or abolished, allowing teams to charge what they like for away fans. The newspaper added that 14 clubs would need to endorse the price cap if the matter is voted on.

Scudamore is said to have played a key role in the introduction of the current £30 price cap after eight clubs had originally voted against the proposal.

The Premier League has not yet appointed Scudamore’s replacement. Discovery Communications’ Susanna Dinnage had been poised to take over from Scudamore at the start of the year but ultimately opted to remain with her current employer.

Last week it was reported that Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of the Welcome to Yorkshire tourism agency, is in contention to replace Scudamore.