Football fans up and down the country will be protesting against the extortionate prices they have to pay to watch their teams next weekend. The Twenty's Plenty campaign, organised by the Football Supporters' Federation, is fighting to reduce ticket prices with the ultimate aim of creating a maximum away ticket price of £20 at any and every ground in England.
With Bolton Wanderers heading to London to face Queens Park Rangers next Saturday (October 3rd) we will be getting involved in this campaign, and we need your help to support this cause.
So far the campaign has been successful with Premier League clubs, saving 68,000 fans a total of £738,000, as well as in League One with Coventry City, Bradford City and Doncaster Rovers. However, it has yet to impact on The Championship where fans are having to pay up to £39 for away tickets on top of their travel costs for getting to matches.
As a perfect case in point, Wanderers fans wanting to go and see their side take on QPR next weekend will have to shell out between £27 and £32 to get into Loftus Road, with concessions of £15 (for under 16s) to £22.
Away tickets for fans coming to the Macron appear slightly more respectable with Birmingham City fans being charged £23 for our next home game - but we really need to support the fight to reduce the price of watching football.
We'll have more details of the QPR protest coming shortly, but we do know that we'll have bespoke banners supporting the campaign and we hope to have a photo with QPR fans group QPR1st before the game. We also hope the message surrounding the ticket pricing issue will grab the attention of local and national media.
We'd really like your support in this, so if you're interested in getting involved then please do get in touch.