Chelsea Football Club announced today (Friday, Feb 22), that it will be freezing prices on ALL non-corporate tickets for Premier League matches and Champions League knockout stage matches for the third consecutive season.

This covers season tickets and matchday tickets for members, juveniles and senior citizens for 2008/9.

Chelsea FC also revealed that it will be introducing a new discount scheme for Champions League group matches at Stamford Bridge next season.

It is the third successive year that there has been an absolute price freeze on Premier League and UCL knockout phase tickets, giving a net reduction of approximately 10% when inflation is taken into account.

The current, and extremely successful, policy of discounted prices for domestic cup matches will also continue.

All UCL group matches will now be priced the same as FA Cup matches, £25 for adults and £12 for juveniles and senior citizens for season ticket holders and members.

Chelsea Chief Executive Peter Kenyon said: “Announcing this freeze for the third consecutive season demonstrates that we listen to and are sensitive to the views of our supporters. We appreciate the economic and other demands on them and value their loyalty.

“This decision, which was taken after dialogue with the Fans Forum, achieves a good balance between those demands and the needs of our business. With the success we have had we believe Chelsea offers value for money on and off the pitch.

“As well as the price freeze we will be continuing with the very popular policy of discounted prices for domestic cup matches and bringing all Champions League group games in line with that regardless of opposition.

“This policy has ensured that new supporters, more families and children have had the opportunity to come to Stamford Bridge over the last two seasons.”

Other aspects of ticketing policy for the next season such as corporate prices will be announced in due course.

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