Tottenham fans have welcomed the Football Association’s decision to reduce the price of category one and category two concession tickets for the FA Cup final at Wembley as well as ensure no further increase until 2021.
The move comes following a meeting between the official supporters’ representatives from the FA Council, including chair of the Football Supporters’ Federation Malcolm Clarke, and of the clubs competing in this year’s semi-finals.
Tottenham play Manchester United in the semi-finals on Saturday, with Chelsea facing Southampton in the other semi the following day.
There will now be a saving of some £25 for the final on May 19, improved from £10, on concession purchases of category one or category two tickets.
The concession prices for category three or category four tickets, though, will remain at £10 off the regular match ticket cost.
More details concerning the concessions policy of the clubs involved for the final are set to be announced after the semi-finals.
It was also confirmed there would be no increase in the cost of ticket prices for either the semi-finals or final of the competition “beyond the cost of inflation” through to 2021.
In a statement on its website, the FA said there would additionally be a review into the possible introduction of family areas within both the east and west stands as well as the “potential re-categorisation and allocation of category 2 tickets for areas directly behind each goal” ahead of next season’s ties at Wembley.
Kat Law, co-chair of Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust said: “The movement on concessions for this year’s final is to be welcomed, as is the commitment to address the wider issues we raised ahead of next year’s competition.”