FA acts on England supporters cap system review

Thursday 21 May 2015
England's fans at Wembley Stadium

The FA has reviewed the cap loyalty scheme for attending England fixtures following feedback from supporters.

England Supporters Club members will now receive two caps for each fixture they attend either home or away.

The previous system, which saw two caps awarded for home games and one for away matches, had helped to contribute towards bumper crowds at Wembley Stadium.

Players clap the travelling England fans

The 4-0 victory over Lithuania in March sold out while the next home European qualifier against Switzerland on 8 September is also expected to follow suit with 15,000 already sold during the recent members’ sale. 

However, following careful consideration of direct feedback to official England Supporters Club channels and the results of post-match surveys, The FA has opted to review the current system.

There has also been open, honest and regular dialogue with the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) as part of that review process.

Due to the expected demand for tickets should England qualify for Euro 2016 in France, it was decided to balance the cap loyalty scheme and equally reward fans attending both home and away games.  

This change will be effective from the up and coming fixtures away to the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia and will not be retrospective.

England fans are among the best in the world and that incredible support, both at Wembley Stadium and away, is highly-valued by Roy Hodgson and his playing squad.

As ever, The FA will continue to review the support of the Three Lions and listen to feedback from the England Supporters Club and the FSF on an on-going basis.

The trip to Dublin promises to be a colourful occasion and will be a chance to Follow England Away in the right way.

By FA Staff