Bristol City fans await decision after Reading makes gesture to Championship clubs

Bristol City’s Championship rivals remain committed to the ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ campaign that they have been running for a number of years

<p>Reading will cap their prices for away fans to £20 if the opposition agree. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)</p>

Reading will cap their prices for away fans to £20 if the opposition agree. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

A section of Bristol City fans have called on the club to reciprocate Reading’s offer to cap ticket prices at £20 for away supporters.

The Royals have offered the opportunity to their 23 Championship rivals to set the price at just £20.They will only do this however if the visiting club agrees to do so in the reverse fixture.

With 25 days left until the start of the season, four teams have got on board with the idea; Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town and most recently Swansea City.

Recently relegated Burnley have agreed to cap the prices at the slightly more expensive price of £25 after an agreement with Huddersfield Town.

The Clarets, who have the boost of parachute payments following their relegation from the Premier League have also extended the offer to other Championship clubs.

The Exiled Robin, a blog that focuses on Bristol City, tagged in the club along with the Supporters Liaison officer saying: “Come on, let’s be one of the good guys.”

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Twitter user Pomredoz added: “You know it makes sense. We always take a good following there.”

A report from BristolLive however says that City will not be taking up the offer as they believe it is not ‘financially feasible’. A 30% reduction in ticket prices would have to be applied to home fans which could result in a loss of revenue if the same amount of tickets were sold for a lower price.

The offer wasn’t taken up for the 2021/22 season with City charging fans of Reading £28 to watch the midweek fixture back in February.

More than 2,100 City fans made the trip to the Select Car Leasing Stadium back in August of last year with an Andreas Weimann brace and a Chris Martin goal defeating the early season strugglers.

City are due to make the trip to Berkshire on Saturday, October 22, with the corresponding fixture at Ashton Gate when taking place on Saturday, April 1.

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Last week, the club released their match day ticket prices with the level of opposition being regarded as either Gold or Silver.

Tickets in the South Stand range from £23 to £28 if you’re a member and £28 to £33 if you’re a non-member.

The most expensive match day ticket is if you’re a non-member and want to attend a ‘Gold’ fixture in the Lansdown Centre, which is £43.

City’s first home match against Sunderland has been chosen as a Mates Rates match with Season Ticket holders allowed to bring two friends for £12.50 in all areas of the stadium.