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“No one needs empty stands”: Alaev – on the boycott of fan cards

MOSCOW, Aug 16, Alexander Sergeev. Football Premier League (RPL) Alexander Alaev said that one of the main tasks for him in office will be the return of fans to the stands. Alaev was unanimously elected to the post of head of the RPL for five years. Prior to that, he was acting president of the RPL. “Returning fans to the stands is one of my main tasks. The law (on fan cards) has been adopted, it needs to be implemented. There were many technical difficulties in obtaining a fan card. Clubs are working to attract audience, but you have seen the attendance figures. It means that the audience is not satisfied with something. Moreover, now is the warm season. The fan is the main thing in football. I am not sure that the attendance will improve,” Alaev told reporters. – a dialogue with the fans and a compromise. I would really like us to return them, – added the head of the RPL. – Nobody needs empty stands. I will definitely talk with representatives of the fan movements of the clubs. We need to hear the fans and their position. “Fan card from the beginning of the current season is required to attend matches of the Russian Premier League (RPL) in Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Sochi. By the end of the year, the rest of the cities where the RPL clubs will be based will join the system: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Khimki, Grozny, Krasnodar, Orenburg, Voronezh. All participants, spectators, guests and staff, as well as media representatives, must have the card. After the introduction of fan cards, fan associations of many clubs announced a boycott of football matches from the 2022/23 season.


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