BIAS attended the above meeting alongside supporters from the Championship, Leagues 1&2.
Progress on a number of initiatives were discussed – a brief update follows:
• Flexible rail tickets and legislation for safe standing are progressing slowly due to the requirement for government intervention – The FSA continue to track progress.
• Possibility of a European Super League – This could have a major impact on the English Football League (EFL) with weekend schedules, FA Cup/League Cups being affected – This proposal is still in the early stages of concept but the FSA are working to ensure that domestic football remains a priority.
• Fit and proper ownership of Football Clubs – The FSA have drawn up proposals to try and safeguard football clubs (to try and avoid another Bury situation) – these have been discussed with the Premier League and EFL to gain support and these discussions are continuing.
• Reciprocal Away Day Pricing – BIAS are currently only one of two supporter groups in the Championship to have contacted their Clubs to see if they are willing to reduce costs for travelling fans. We are scheduled to meet with Brentford FC officials shortly to discuss this further. In the meantime the FSA will be writing to all Championship Clubs to collect data for walk up match day ticket pricing for adults to understand differences in away ticket pricing. A new sub-committee will also be formed to drive this initiative forward
We will continue to report progress on these issues but unfortunately some of these are quite complex so may take some time to resolve.
BIAS is an affiliate member of the FSA and we will continue to work with other football supporter groups to improve the match day experience for all football fans.
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