Clubs Should Give More Back
Blackburn Rovers have offered incentive after incentive to reward fans this season. Following the increased television revenue John Williams thinks other clubs should follow suit.
After the record deal the Premier League clinched for overseas rights (£625 million) which will mean top flight clubs will earn around £40 million each per year Rovers chairman John Williams thinks clubs should reduce ticket prices to counter the falling crowds:
"Our view is that some of this new money must be returned to our supporters in admission prices.
"Most clubs, apart from the biggest, have a problem with crowds.
"It is crucial that the game remains a live spectacle.
"The Premier League is becoming increasingly predictable. While it is good we still have a title race, most people can name at the beginning of the season who the top four clubs will be.
"Although we have to remain as competitive as we can, we are committed to returning some of the increase in TV money to our supporters from next season."
Rovers are one of the best, if not the best at offering fans deals, so with these set to continue next season, maybe even get even better due to the extra money coming in an average attendance of 21,621 in a stadium that hold 31,000 is likely to increase.
It's not all about match day tickets as people have to travel from all around so this isn't always practical but cheaper tickets will help won't they? Let's face it if clubs wanted to reduce tickets they can, but not all will want to or indeed need to...
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