The Football Supporters’ Federation launched the Score Campaign: Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets in central Manchester on Thursday 24th January. This was the first in a series of nationwide meetings to be announced, including one in London on Thursday 31st January. The events are free and open to fans of ALL clubs – we want to see you there.
- VENUE: London, Thursday 31st January (7pm-9pm): The Blue Anchor, (35 Chancery Lane, City of London), WC2A 1EL - click here to see a map.
- REGISTRATION: If you’re a fan and based in the capital, we’d love to see you there – simply email your name and club to firstname.lastname@example.org and come along to share your ideas.
The news that Manchester City returned 900 tickets for Sunday’s visit to Arsenal was the ember that sparked the current fire but match-going fans have long known that football is unaffordable for many. This is especially true of away fans who, aside from match tickets, must contend with spiralling food, drink and travel costs.
The idea behind the Score Campaign is simple – we want clubs throughout England and Wales to agree to charge no more than £20 for away match tickets (£15 concessions). These meetings will explain the fundamental ideas and principles behind the Score Campaign.
They will also explore how we can bring together the different campaigns and petitions that are already in place. There are thousands of fans out there prepared to devote time and energy to this subject – these meetings will try and harness that energy. High prices affect supporters in all leagues and solutions must be found for all fans.
There has been a tremendous groundswell of opinion from fans with campaigns and petitions popping up all across the country. This feels like a real turning point when fans across the country are putting aside tribal differences to speak with one voice and say enough is enough.
Away fans are the distilled essence of football supporters. The hardcore. Travelling fans spend the most money and make the most effort supporting their clubs. Without away fans the atmosphere dies and football loses something of what makes it so special. We need fans to come together over the coming weeks to make sure that doesn’t happen.
- If you cannot make either event but would still like to be involved in the Score Campaign email 'Volunteer' to email@example.com. Please include your name, club and city/town of residence. We'll be back in touch in due course once actions have been agreed.