Coming at a time when the Premier League has decided a three-season, £30 cap on away ticket prices, QPR CEO Les Hoos fears high prices will continue in the Championship.
With fears that fans will continue to be priced out of away travel to follow their team, despite the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ campaign (image – below), Hoos highlights the continued high cost for travelling Hoops fans.
Responding to concerns raised by fans, Hoos said that the unfortunate circumstance is likely to persist and see Championship fans paying high prices to attend away games, prices like the £40 ticket cost any travelling QPR fans face for tonight’s game against Leeds United at Elland Road.
Explaining why this is, and why it is likely to continue, Hoos said: ““The Premier League can afford to do it,” he said. The further you go down (the leagues) the more important the (gate) revenue is. The Premier League supplement income through broadcasting rights.”
However, in an ideal world, such as that proposed by the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ movement, Hoos said that he’d like to see a universal limit applied to away tickets – something that he doesn’t think will happen due to the reasons mentioned above.
Speaking on the matter, the QPR CEO stated: “I like the idea of capping the season ticket price, and Twenty is Plenty looks right rather than free coaches, for example, so everyone can buy into it. But capping away tickets? That’s a Premier League dream right now.”