Stoke City have announced this morning that they will offer free coach travel to all 19 away league games for the 2013/14 season to fans.
The Potters have not raised the season ticket prices since their promotion to the Premier League back in 2008, and this new initiative is another way the club are trying to help save fan's money.
Coaches will leave from the Britannia Stadium for every away game, and will start on Saturday August 17 for the their first game of the season, an away trip to Liverpool.
Chairman Peter Coates has sanctioned this offer and it is believed that Stoke are the first team in the whole of the football league to off this reward to their loyal fans. Coates has come up with this new initiative because of Stoke's increased income from TV deals.
Chief Executive Tony Scholes told Stoke City's official website: "As a Club we are conscious that following football can be an expensive business, especially at a time when so many people are feeling the squeeze financially.
“We work hard to try and provide our supporters with value for money which is why we have not increased our ticket prices since being promoted to the Premier League in 2008.
“However, we realise how expensive following the Club away from home can be for supporters and we’re delighted to be able to offer free coach travel and hope it encourages more of them to give us their fantastic backing away from home.”
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