Furthermore, Chelsea have announced a price freeze on all domestic matches at the Bridge next season, which within the current economic climate will be good news for all fans. In a more wishful thinking stance, there is also a small reduction on UCL group stage matches at home, after the 33% rise seen on ticket prices last year, and the impact this had on attendance, tickets will now be reduced from £40 to £35 for adults and from £20 to £17.50 for juniors and seniors. Hopefully this figure will be seen as more of a happy medium between pricing fans out, and raising much needed match day revenues in order to meet the demans of Uefa's financial faur play regulations. With the Bridge being much smaller at 42,000 than Old Trafford (76,000) or the Emirates (60,000) for example, something needs to be done to bridge the gap. Rising ticket prices is the easier option in comparison to the highly contested move away from Stamford Bridge, and the difficulties of expanding Stamford Bridge due to health and safety and the surrounding sites.
Finally it looks look the boys in blue will be returning to America for their pre-season tour, it appears that Chelsea will be playing Celtic at the Yankee Stadium home of the New York Yankee Baseball team, a pitch on which football has not been played for 36 years. Rumour has it that Chelsea will aslo play matches in Philadelphia, Washington DC and Seattle