Away fans will pay no more than £30 for a match ticket for the next three seasons under new rules announced on Wednesday by the Premier League.

Following a meeting of the 20 member clubs in February, it was decided more needed to be done to help travelling supporters, who face increased costs to attend matches across the country, but also help make a unique atmosphere.

The new measures will replace the Away Supporters' Initiative, which was introduced in 2013 and saw clubs individually implement a range of measures, including travel subsidies, reciprocal pricing and reduced admissions as well as improved facilities.

The £30 cap will run from the start of the 2016/17 campaign through to 2018/19, a period which will see the Premier League clubs receive record revenue (£5.14 billion) from broadcasting deals.

"Clubs know that away fans have a unique status. They are essential for match atmosphere and stimulate the response from home fans that distinguishes Barclays Premier League matches from those of other leagues," a statement from the Premier League read.

"Away fans have additional travel costs and pay individual match prices, as season ticket and other discounts are not available to them and the responsibility for them is shared between clubs and therefore it is right that there is a collective initiative to help them."

Chelsea have issued a statement announcing that, as well as this development, their season and individual match tickets for 2016-17 will remain frozen at 2011-12 levels.

Chairman Bruce Buck said: "I'm glad to report there will once again be no change when it comes to home fan ticket prices at Stamford Bridge, as has been the case nine times over the past 11 seasons.

"While fans attending home games have a price freeze, those following the team away next season have increased help with the costs of doing so and the club fully supports the new Premier League price cap for away tickets."

Tottenham have also announced a season-ticket price freeze.

A statement read: "The club recognises the need to keep football affordable and facilitate a fantastic atmosphere in the ground."

On the away price cap, another statement said: "The club is strongly supportive of reducing the costs for fans who attend away matches. We have a large and committed away following that has given incredible support to the team at away fixtures."

Norwich chairman Ed Balls said: "We fully support the announcement from the Premier League. You only have to look at the incredible commitment and passion for our club displayed time and time again by Norwich fans as they travel often very long distances in consistently impressive numbers to support the Canaries."

Susan Whelan, chief executive of current Premier League leaders Leicester, said: "As a club that benefits from extraordinary travelling support, Leicester City welcome today's decision to cap away ticket prices at #30 - an assurance of value for some of our most loyal fans."