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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Premier League working on vouchers for season ticket holders to watch home matches online for FREE – Daily Mail

Premier League clubs are working on a proposal that would see season-ticket holders given vouchers to watch their team’s home fixtures online for free.

The innovative idea for virtual tickets was discussed during Thursday’s shareholders meeting with sides preparing to pick up the 2019-20 season this Wednesday.

It would see clubs contact their individual season-ticket holders with a voucher code for them to log on and watch their team from home.

The Premier League are working on giving season ticket holders vouchers to watch matches

The Premier League are working on giving season ticket holders vouchers to watch matches

The Premier League are working on giving season ticket holders vouchers to watch matches

The idea for virtual tickets was discussed at latest meeting as Premier League nears its return

The idea for virtual tickets was discussed at latest meeting as Premier League nears its return

The idea for virtual tickets was discussed at latest meeting as Premier League nears its return

A source close to the idea said it was well received by clubs during Thursday’s call, but the finer details are still being worked on. One issue which needs ironing out is to do with money.

Some sides have already refunded their season-ticket holders after learning that their remaining home fixtures would be played behind closed doors. An insider at one such club yesterday said they would not try to get any money back from fans.

Championship clubs have already committed to streaming games for free on websites for season-ticket holders. They will be able to watch via the iFollow streaming service, while supporters without season tickets will be able to purchase £10 match passes to watch individual games.

Sky Sports, BBC and Amazon Prime will all make Premier League matches free to air during the remainder of the season, but the head of BT sport explained the broadcaster’s decision not to follow suit to Sportsmail on Thursday.

Sky Sports, BBC and Amazon Prime will all make Premier League matches free to air

Sky Sports, BBC and Amazon Prime will all make Premier League matches free to air

Sky Sports, BBC and Amazon Prime will all make Premier League matches free to air

The head of BT sport explained the broadcaster's will not follow suit and allow free to air

The head of BT sport explained the broadcaster's will not follow suit and allow free to air

The head of BT sport explained the broadcaster’s will not follow suit and allow free to air

‘We have a business model, we have paying customers and that is who we want to serve first and foremost,’ Simon Green said. ‘For us, it’s been an extremely difficult time financially. That has permeated into all parts of the industry. Now that football is coming back, we’re in a great place to make up a lot of that.

‘We are also very sensitive to the fact that, for us, it is a premium sports service we offer.’

However, the day after Sportsmail revealed BBC’s Final Score will be a ‘non-studio’ production once English football returns, it can be revealed that BT Sport’s Score programme has been cancelled for the remainder of the season.

BT are working with EA Sports and the Premier League to implement personalised crowd noise. This means Liverpool supporters could hear renditions of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ when playing at Anfield, while other fanbases will hear chants relevant to their clubs.



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