Football clubs urged to improve transport
Campaign for Better Transport has called on top football clubs to help fans tackle the high cost of getting to matches. In letters sent to the Chief Executives of all Premier League clubs, the organisation highlights research showing supporters want better choices in how they get to games and want their clubs to do more to help. According to the Campaign, measures football fans want to see more of include: a system of free local public transport with match tickets, a dedicated football railcard that allows fans to buy advance tickets tied to matches rather than trains and help with lift sharing.
Sustainable Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, Sian Berry, said,
‘Our research found that, up and down the country, many fans spend as much money on getting to the ground as they do on buying a ticket for the game. They want something cheaper and better than traffic jams and overpriced car parking. Clubs need to learn from other countries and work with train and bus companies to make travelling to the game an affordable part of the matchday experience.’