Swans will subsidise tickets for their travelling supporters
8 July ~ Swansea City will subsidise tickets for all their away matches next season, meaning none of their travelling adult fans will pay more than £22. They will also cap concession prices at £15 and kids’ tickets at £10. The gesture, dubbed “True to 22”, will save their supporters around £300,000 in total during the 2015-16 campaign.
Swansea vice-chairman Leigh Dineen said: “We worked hard on reducing away ticket prices for our supporters last season through reciprocal deals with other clubs. Unfortunately, we were unable to finalise deals with all the clubs for different reasons. Therefore, while we introduced other away fan benefits, we felt it would be more beneficial to our supporters if we took the step of guaranteeing them cheaper tickets for all our away games, whether there was a reciprocal deal in place or not.’’
Meanwhile, Swans Supporters Trust director Huw Cooze added: “As a fan-owned club, we are well aware of how expensive it is to follow the team to away games, especially with the increasing transport costs. But this ‘True to 22’ pledge means an adult can now watch every one of our away games in the Premier League for a total price of £418. That’s more than £250 cheaper per adult than the amount we believe it would cost this season without our subsidy.”