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Force the Premier League to reduce the cost of attending football.

Football in England is being priced out of reach of the common football fan. What used to be a family tradition has turned into a over priced event that only the 'well off' can seriously afford. At some clubs a family of four can end up paying anything between £200 and £300 to attend one game including tickets, food and travel. This is ridiculous.

I am asking for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to force the Premier League to ask it's members to reduce the cost of ticketing to enable the true fans to return to the game. We should be looking to use the same system as the Bundesliga in Germany.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:

  • party political material
  • commercial endorsements including the promotion of any product, service or publication
  • issues that are dealt with by devolved bodies, eg The Scottish Parliament
  • correspondence on personal issues

E-petitions cannot be used for freedom of information requests.

The following explanatory notes have been added:

The pricing of football matches in England is a matter for the governing bodies - the FA, the Premier League and the Football League.

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Created By

David West

Created On

Sunday 4 November 2012

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