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Last Updated: Sunday, 1 January 2006, 11:34 GMT
Caborn wants lower ticket prices
Richard Caborn
Caborn wants football ticket prices to be reduced
Sports minister Richard Caborn wants football clubs to reduce ticket prices if a players' salary cap is introduced.

Caborn, acting in his role as chairman of European Sports Ministers, will pursue a change in the law to force a limit to wages in European football.

Caborn said that the money clubs save by bringing in a salary cap should be passed on to the supporters.

"There is no doubt that high ticket prices have driven some supporters away," Caborn told the Sunday Express.

"There should be special prices for families and subsidised away travel, particularly when we can see how far some fans will travel - even if there is a danger of games being postponed."

Caborn said he had been in contact with G14 - the group of Europe's most powerful clubs.

"G14 have written to me and suggested that a salary cap should be 70% of clubs' income. Well, if they each save 30% then they should give some back to their fans," he said.


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