Soccer-Generous Stoke offer free rides for travelling fans (Reuters)

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Stoke City’s fans will benefit from the club’s increased income from improved TV deals with free coach travel to all of the team’s away matches in the Premier League for the 2013-14 season. In a statement on their website (www.stokecityfc.com), the club said it hoped the initiative would “ease the financial burden on fans who follow City on their travels.” Stoke’s chief executive Tony Scholes said in an interview on the site that he believed it was the first time any club in England’s top four divisions had undertaken such a venture. …

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