The ground-breaking initiative is possible thanks to a partnership between Virgin Media and the Football Supporters’ Federation that subsidises the cost of all tickets down to £20 at a single away fixture for all Premier League clubs.
We should emphasise that this initiative is not organised by THFC and the Club will not be publicising it or taking any part in administering it. So fans allocated a ticket WILL BE CHARGED £30. Fans then need to keep hold of the ticket stub after using it to gain entry to the King Power Stadium, and post it, along with a claim form, to Virgin Media.
Fans can claim their subsidy by visiting www.virginmedia.com/twentysplenty, downloading the form and posting it, along with their ticket, to the address provided on the form. A cheque will be sent in the following weeks.
The initiative comes as a result of campaigning by fan groups, including THST and the FSF, to reduce prices for fans travelling to away games. Brigitte Trafford of Virgin Media said: “Away fans are at the heart of the game and their tickets need to be affordable. Without them, the atmosphere in grounds is reduced and their teams don’t feel supported.”
Kevin Miles, Chief Executive of the FSF, said: “The Football Supporters’ Federation has a long-standing rallying cry – Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets. We’re delighted that Virgin Media has helped make that a reality at many upcoming top-flight games.”
Once again, we must emphasise that you should not contact THFC about this initiative. This is an arrangement solely between Virgin Media and fan groups. You must apply using your used ticket stub to the address on the form downloadable from www.virginmedia.com/twentysplenty
NB: The ticket application window for Leicester City away is now open and closes at 5pm on Friday 28 April. Fans can apply for match tickets via the usual Club channels and via this link.
We have asked the Club to see if it's possible to arrange a train service for this game, and we will update fans as soon as we have any information.
20 April 2017