Away ticket price cap and Arsenal discount remain in place

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Premier League clubs have agreed to the continuation of a £30 price cap on tickets for away fans.

Acknowledging the importance of travelling supporters to the overall atmosphere of matches and recognising the additional costs involved in following matches up and down the country (and the dicking about they agree to on the scheduling front), they’ve extended the cap, which was first introduced ahead of the 2016/17 season, until the end of 2021-22.

After the news was confirmed, Arsenal confirmed that their additional £4 discount, which has been in place for four years, will also continue. We’ve done the maths and that makes tickets *checks calculator* £26.

Speaking about the decision, managing director, Vinai Venkatesham said: “We have fantastic support at all our away matches in the Premier League. Our travelling fans invest significant time and money following the team.

“The additional £4 discount will ensure no Arsenal fan will pay more to support us at Premier League away games than the lowest priced £26 ticket that both visiting and home fans can pay to watch their teams at Emirates Stadium.”

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Pkub
Pkub

Aren’t we privileged to have such kind club owners?

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Because our emotionally attached to this club. This club is life for them; they breathe, sleep, and dream Arsenal.

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

*Because they are

Crest on the chest
Crest on the chest

I love this club, but i will not be investing a penny into that leeches pockets

Evang. Simon
Evang. Simon

will that be an antidote to signing new players?

David Hillier's luggage
David Hillier's luggage

The £26 price cap was a great idea, just a shame it’s made it harder to buy tickets via official means given people snap them up and sell them on to maintain a high away points total.

Since introduced, I haven’t been able to buy any away league game tickets direct from the club. Yes its first world problems, bit still, it would be nice to get some away points when I buy a ticket on the secondary market instead of letting a tout rack them up.

A Yank in King Arsene’s West Stand
A Yank in King Arsene’s West Stand

Yeah, agreed. Always really annoys me to see loads of away tickets going on Twitter. Makes it really difficult to get on the ladder. I don’t know that it’s touts racking them up, though- surely it’s real ST holders who want the credits but can’t be arsed to go? Though I guess the two aren’t mutually exclusive!

GraeB
GraeB

Totally agree DHL, abuse of away scheme is now worthy of investigation. Maybe it will ease if we continue not to reach the Finals of comps. Even if you buy tickets for semifinals you get no credits either.

The oversubscription for away tickets at discounted prices does suggest that we could fill the stadium for home games too if prices were reduced generally. Or/and a less rigid system for STH to return seats to the market later.

Stadium was built in successful times, to ensure continued success – whatever went wrong? We’re facing attendances around 40,000 now apart from big games.

Timsh
Timsh

Has anyone got a tipp as how to best buy/get tickets (home or away) for someone who’s never had a chance to watch our team of worldbeaters live?

If there is special queue for Germans, please let me know.
Cheers!

GraeB
GraeB

There are always tickets available, it’s just a case of how definite you need to be of having one before travelling. Only the really unpopular home games are not “sold out” but do check the AFC website. Away games, as stated above, forget it!

Arsenal Supporters Club is a good place to start in making contact beforehand or on match days. I imagine there are branches in Germany that you could join. These will get tickets direct from the club on occasions. Join as many clubs as possible to improve chances but even Arsenal itself may be more sympathetic to supporters abroad with the right letter

Less definite ways would be hanging around the Box Office by the Arsenal store, especially if there is a friendly steward around. Season ticket holders will often be trying to unload a spare but they need to be careful to avoid being caught as touts. These will usually sell at face value and not ask you to pay until they take you inside the ground.

Local pubs may also have people with spares. As a last resort touts will spot you and sell tickets at ridiculous mark ups.

Web rules preclude me from giving any personal details for contacts.

Good luck and maybe see you there soon!

Clockendrider
Clockendrider

More importantly, the ticket page on .com is still reporting that we have been given 3000 tickets for the game afainst the Swamp Dwelling Soap Dodgers, despite them being given a 90,000 capacity at Wembley. One wonders, short of giving away tickets to local schools, how the pond life will sell 87,000 tickets. Although maybe they will take a percentage from those wonderful on selling websites ….

RedCurrant
RedCurrant

Capacity has been a reduced for some months. That’s why Wembley looks so empty. Or perhaps it’s because the Tots are just…what’s the word I’m looking for, you know, the one that springs to mind when I think of Tottenham?

John Lukic's gangly beanpole legs
John Lukic's gangly beanpole legs

SHIT

GraeB
GraeB

Wembley full capacity for our game. Wembley has restriction on number of full capacity games.

Those lesser games – 55000 limit I believe – have struggled to get 40,000 Spudz on parade; in fact, local derby v Watford didn’t even get 30000.