Away Fans Matter
Three little words but it’s something that the Clarets Trust and the Football Supporters Association are happy to bang the drum about as travelling supporters are vital to the health of our game.
Without away fans, stadiums will be far quieter, less vibrant places.
Away fans bring noise and colour to grounds and often spark the home support into life, generating the atmosphere that appeals to TV audiences around the world.
Without away fans we believe football would struggle to bring in these mega media deals; clubs would lose millions each.
Yet there are many obstacles in place for away fans – ridiculous ticket prices, rising costs of travel, TV messing about with fixtures, worst seats in the house, unfriendly stewarding, police interference with KO times and “bubble matches”.
Travelling supporters are often at the sharp end – but solve their problems and the benefits will often flow towards home fans too.
Away Fans Matter covers the Football Supporters Association’s work across many different areas to improve the match day experience for away fans.
Away Fans Survey
The data allows us to make arguments to Clubs/Leagues about what works for away fans – all backed up with reams of statistical evidence.
All Cubs are offered the opportunity to see anonymised survey results relating to their stadium.