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Football fans in travel costs plea to clubs

Top football clubs should help fans tackle the "spiralling cost" of getting to matches, the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) has suggested.

The group has written to the chief executives of all Premier League clubs and given details of a survey showing how much fans pay.

Football fans who travel to games face a 'spiralling cost' of getting to matches, the CBT says. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

The survey showed that 23% of fans spend more on travel than they do on a match ticket, with supporters travelling by train spending the most, followed by passenger-less car drivers.

The CBT suggests the Premier League and the Association of Train Operating Companies should introduce a specific football supporters' railcard or a "one-two ticket", which would give access to local public transport using a match ticket.