File - Ticket prices for Premier League games are only rising, pricing fans out of the game.
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English Premier League clubs risk losing a generation of supporters if their record-breaking new television rights deal does not translate into cheaper ticket prices, fan groups warned Wednesday.The Premier League Tuesday announced that broadcasters Sky and BT have paid 5.1 billion pounds ($7.8 billion) to show live games in the period 2016-2019 – a 70 percent increase on the previous deal.Overall revenue could soar beyond 8 billion pounds once a global TV rights deal is renegotiated, but it comes at a time when rising ticket prices are making it difficult for some supporters to attend games.The Premier League points out that it has committed 5 percent of the income generated by the 2013-2016 domestic TV rights agreement – around 168 million pounds – to good causes, including grassroots football projects.
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